The International Young Physicists’ Tournament is an annual physics competition where students respond to open-ended research problems that are published yearly in late July.
Students create and present solutions to their chosen experimental questions before defending their answers through "Physics Fights," sessions where three to four teams debate their proposed solutions at the national competition. IYPT Korea is the national edition of the competition for high school students that will determine who will be the students forming Korea's team attending the international stage of IYPT.
The competition aims to stimulate students' interest in physics as well as develop their autonomous and critical thinking, and encourages team work and investigative research.
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Only 4 teams advance to the final rounds. The best team is awarded gold medal and the rest three teams are awarded silver medal. Those who advanced to the finals are qualified to register international round selection process. National representatives are selected after few assessments.
There is no application fee (Students are provided dormitory and food during the competition)
Students must solve 14 of 17 problems given by IYPT. Qualifying phases.
3 day event. Students have to prepare for the questions beforehand.
1. assembling a team
2. filling out and submitting forms
3. making a team introduction video in english (5 min video)