The International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT), also referred to as “Physics World Cup”, is a team-oriented scientific competition among teams of three to five 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 Reviewer are graded by a jury consisting of international experts.
The Tournament has grown since its establishment in 1988, from a Soviet-based Russian-language competition, into one of the World’s largest and most prestigious international physics contests with nations from all regions of the World competing annually.
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Students first compete in national rounds to form national teams, after which the tournament is very competitive
Application cost, plus travel costs
A strong knowledge of physics is required
The 17 problems are published a year before the competition so teams have this time to study, research, complete experiments, consult experts and so on to gain a broad understanding and prepare a structured report
In countries who currently compete, participants must succeed in a local or regional competition that selects the national team in order to attend the international IYPT event