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What is IYPT?

The International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT), sometimes referred to as “Physics World Cup”, is a team-oriented scientific competition between secondary school students.

The participants present their solutions to scientific problems they have prepared over several months and then discuss their solutions with other teams. The roles of Reporter (Presentation), Opponent and Reviewers are graded by a jury consisting of international experts.

Current Tournament

Current Tournament

IYPT 2021 is going to be organized as a full-scale event, the host is the University of Kutaisi, Georgia and the dates would fit into the first half of July (shall be exactly specified soon).

The final decision about holding the event shall be done latest by the end of May.

EC works in parallel on the preparation of an online event so that if we decide that organizing a real event is not possible, we shall be able to organize an online event on the same dates as the real event was planned.

Past Tournaments

Past Tournaments

The 33rd IYPT 2020 was canceled due to the worldwide situation related to the COVID-19.

The Local Organizing Committee in Georgia organized an online version of a tournament on September 4th – 8th 2020. The Sponsor and host Institution of O-IYPT was Kutaisi International University kiu.edu.ge.

The first place was taken by Canada followed by China in second place and Ukraine in third place.

This event could not be considered as a formal IYPT event due to the impossibility to fulfill all the formal requirements, however, it mimicked the course of the tournament as close as possible.

Further information can be found on www.iypt2020.ge.

Problems

Problems

Each year a set of problems is carefully selected by the IOC for the participants to solve.

The problems touch on various areas in physics and often do not have a known solution. It is participant’s job to tackle them and come up with their proposal.

Current set of problems.