Other Science Olympiads:
The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual physics competition
for highschool students.
It is one of the
International Science Olympiads.
The first IPhO was held in Warsaw, Poland, in 1967.
The competition is for teams of five students, none of whom have yet
Individual competitors sit for intensive theoretical and laboratory
For their efforts the students can be awarded gold, silver, or bronze
medals or honourable mentions.
A list of recommended physics literature for
self-study is slowly evolving.
Secretariat, Regulations, etc.
- Official Webpages for the International Physics Olympiad
- Contains the statutes, the syllabus, and
an extensive description of the history of the IPhO.
Maintained by Prof. Maija Ahtee.
Secretariat of IPhO
[ also see contact info for IPhO Secretariat ]
- The official
for International Secretariat of the IPhO is
maintained by the President of the IPhO
(Waldemar Gorzkowski passed away on 15 July 2007):
The IPhO Secretary is Prof. Maija Ahtee from Finland
Institute of Physics (at the Polish Academy of Sciences)
al. Lotnikow 32/46
PL 02-668 WARSZAWA
Fax: +48 22 8430 926
The International Secretariat carries such information as:
- History [ local copy ]
- Brief History of the IPhO.
[ local copy ]
- Accepted in Padova in 1999.
[ local copy ]
- An appendix to the Statutes adopted in 1991.
- E-mail List
- Contact information sorted by country.
- Participation statistics from the very beginning of the IPhO
- Information about other national and international physics competitions
[ Submission form ]
- `All the links to the IPhO'
- This website is powered by
who was a member of the Israeli team to the 29th IPhO (Iceland, 1998).
- World Federation of Physics Competitions
- Web pages maintained by Dr. Hans Jordens, President of the Federation
- 36th IPhO 2005
- The 36th IPhO
will be hosted by Spain in Salamanca on 3-12 July 2005.
- 37th IPhO 2006
- The 37th IPhO
will be hosted by Singapore in ? on ?-? ? 2006.
- 38th IPhO 2007
- The 38th IPhO
will be hosted by Iran in ? on ?-? ? 2007.
- 39th IPhO 2008
- The 39th IPhO
will be hosted by Vietnam in ? on ?-? ? 2008.
- 40th IPhO 2009
- The 40th IPhO
will be hosted by ? in ? on ?-? ? 2009.
- 41st IPhO 2010
- The 41st IPhO
will be hosted by Croatia in ? on ?-? ? 2010.
- 35th IPhO 2004
- The 35th IPhO
was hosted by Korea in Pohang on 15-23 July 2004.
Chair of organizing committee:
Prof. Dr. Zheong G. Khim
- 34th IPhO
- The 34th IPhO
was hosted by Taiwan in Taipei on 2-12 August
(postponed from 12-21 July), 2003.
- 33rd IPhO
- The 33rd IPhO
was hosted by Indonesia in Bali on 21-30 July, 2002.
- 32nd IPhO
- The 32nd IPhO
was hosted by Turkey in Antalya on June 28-July 6, 2001.
- 31st IPhO
- The 31st IPhO
was hosted by the United Kingdom at the University of Leicester
on July 16-25, 2000.
Dr. Cyril Isenberg, FInst, FIMA
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NR
- 30th IPhO
- The 30th IPhO
was hosted by Italy in Padova on July 18-27, 1999.
Prof. Giuliana Cavaggioni
I.T.I.S. "A. Pacinotti"
via Caneve 93
- 29th IPhO
- The 29th IPhO
was hosted by Iceland in Reykjavik on July 2-10, 1998.
Office of the Olympiad:
Taeknigardur, University of Iceland
Tel.: +354 525-5812
Fax: +354 552-8801
- 28th IPhO
[ results |
was hosted by Canada in
on July 13-21, 1997.
Director of the 28th IPhO was Dr. John Wylie
- 27th IPhO (1996)
- The 27th IPhO was hosted by Norway in Oslo from June 30 to July 7, 1996.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee is Prof. Arnt Inge Vistnes
- 26th IPhO
- The WWW home page of the 26th IPhO to be held in Canberra, Australia
Includes an HTML version of the
International and Regional Physics Competitions
- Asian Physics Olympiad
National Physics Competitions
(in Flemish, under construction)
- In preparation
- Information on the Brazilian Physics Olympiad (Portuguese;
English and Spanish in preparation).
There is also the
São Paulo Physics Olympiad.
Information on the
Physics Olympiad, maintained by
(firstname.lastname@example.org) at the
Physics Department of
UBC Physics Olympics Website
supervised by the UBC Physics Department.
- The WWW Home Page for the Colombian Olympiads (in Spanish),
covering Mathematics, Phyisics, and Informatics,
maintained by Fernando Vega Salamanca
- Official site for Tim Olimpiade Fisika Indonesia.
- See also information in English about the
Indonesian Physics Olympiad Team,
maintained by Jeffrey Rufinus
- The Netherlands
- Information (in Dutch) on the Dutch Physics Olympiad.
- Information (in Polish) on the Polish Physics Olympiad.
- Physics competitions in Slovenia are supervised by
- Information about the
Comptetition, including problems and solutions, maintained by
- Information about the Swiss participation in the IPhO
in English, French, German, Italian.
Also see the Association of Swiss Science
and here also
- Information on the
Ukrainian Physics Olympiads,
maintained by email@example.com.
Contact person: Prof. I. P. Pinkevich
- Since 1986, the American Association of Physics Teachers has organized and sponsored the United States Physics Team for competition at the International Physics Olympiad.
- A report on how the US team did at IPhO'95 in Canberra, Australia.
Other Physics Competitions
- First Step to Nobel Prize
Physics on the Web
- KöMaL - Mathematical and Physical
Journal for Secondary Schools
- More than one hundred years ago, Dániel Arany,
a high school teacher from the city of Győr,
decided to found a mathematical journal for high school students.
His goal was "to give a wealth of examples to students and teachers".
The journal's first edition appeared on January 1, 1894.
- Physics and Astronomy online education and reference.
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