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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 challenges.
Teamwork Emphasis
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.
Laboratory Experimentation
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 physics principles.
Communication Skills Development
Effective communication 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.
Physics Fight
The Physics Fight is a 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 skills.

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.

For sponsors/media:

Global Impact
IPT attracts the most talented physics students from over 100 prestigious institutions worldwide. By sponsoring IPT, you can contribute to the global advancement of science education and play a part in nurturing the future leaders of the physics community.
Positive Press and Visibility
As an IPT sponsor, your organization will receive positive exposure through press coverage and recognition on the international stage. IPT's growing reputation and media presence offer sponsors a valuable platform to showcase their commitment to education and scientific innovation.
Innovation and Talent Development
Supporting IPT means investing in the development of young minds with a passion for physics. Your sponsorship helps foster innovation and talent development, ultimately benefiting your industry by cultivating a pipeline of skilled individuals who can contribute to technological advancements and scientific breakthroughs.
Community Engagement
Sponsoring IPT allows your organization to engage with a vibrant community of physicists, educators, and students. This involvement can lead to networking opportunities, collaboration with academic institutions, and access to a diverse talent pool of physics enthusiasts who may align with your organization's goals and values.

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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!