What is IPT?
Interactive Learning Experience
The IPT offers an
interactive and engaging learning experience by combining the excitement
of experimentation with physics and the art of scientific debate.
Participants can expect to be actively involved in hands-on physics
IPT places a strong emphasis on
teamwork. Participants are required to collaborate with their team
members to tackle complex physics problems. This fosters a sense of
camaraderie and cooperation among participants.
Real-World Problem Solving
Unlike conventional physics
contests, IPT presents problems
that do not have
exact solutions. This mirrors real-world scientific challenges where creativity
and experimentation are essential. Participants are encouraged to think critically
and approach problems from different angles.
IPT incorporates practical
laboratory experimentation as an integral part of problem-solving.
Participants get the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real
experiments, enhancing their practical skills and understanding of
Communication Skills Development
is a vital component of IPT. Participants engage in scientific
discussions to find real explanations for phenomena, honing their
ability to articulate complex ideas, listen to others, and defend their
viewpoints with evidence.
The Physics Fight
unique aspect of IPT. It encourages physicists to engage in lively discussions
and debates to uncover the underlying reasons behind physical phenomena.
This intellectual challenge fosters critical thinking and problem-solving
How to participate?
Every year, the International Physics Tournament (IPT) brings together
teams from over 20 countries, uniting passionate physics fans to solve
fascinating science challenges. Our main in-person event happens each
April, and only the top team from each country get to join. To
participate, you need to be a bachelor's or master's student, create a
team with 3 to 6 members, and be the best team in your country. Sounds
easy for your? Take a look on how to join page
for more information and check the IPT calendar
to see at what stage through the IPT season we are now.
Why participate as professor in the IPT?
IPT offers a fantastic chance to lead or support your university's physics
activities. Our IPT problems let you explore different
physics topics and practice mentoring. You can introduce IPT to students in
your department using our branding and promotional materials
or by hosting a brief info session with posters. For more tips and inspiration,
check out our how to supervise page and connect
with our team leads and national representatives.
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Speak to us
IPT is driven by a small team
of physics professors
and PhD students, and we are always excited to welcome more hands on deck.
Whether you're a programming whiz, a wordsmith, or simply someone eager
to help, we'd be thrilled to have you join us! Don't hesitate to get in
touch and connect with our team. We have got a variety of small tasks to
start with, so there is something for everyone to get involved in and make
a positive impact!