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 2020

The 33rd IYPT will take place in Timișoara, Romania (July 9, 2020 – July 16, 2020).

The IOC meeting will be held from July 16, 2020, until July 18, 2020.

Further information can be found here.

The schedule is fixed. More details will be published soon.

Problems for 33rd IYPT 2020

Past Tournaments

Past Tournaments

The 32nd IYPT was held in Warsaw, Poland from July 6th till July 13th. The host of the 32nd IYPT was Warsaw University of Technology.

First place was taken by Singapore followed by Germany and Switzerland in second and third place and China in fourth place.

Problems More about previous tournament



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.