What is IYPT?

The International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT), sometimes referred to as “Physics World Cup”, is a team-oriented scientific competition between 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 Reviewers are graded by a jury consisting of international experts.


Current Tournament

Current Tournament

IYPT 2019

IYPT 2019 will take place in Warsaw, Poland from July 6th till July 13th. The IOC meeting will be held after the tournament, from July 13th till July 15th.

The official Local Organising Committee webpage: http://iypt.pl/.

The registration of Experienced Jurors for the 32nd IYPT 2019 is officially closed. 

The pre-registration of teams for the 32nd IYPT 2019 is also officially closed.

The jury is asked to base their scoring on the following scoresheet and scoring guideline: Scoresheet IYPT 2019

Please note that the contract between the Local Organizing Committee and the International Young Physicists’ Tournament is not signed yet.
Therefore, we will confirm the registration after the signature.

How to join

Problems for IYPT 2019

More information


Past Tournaments

Past Tournaments

The 31st IYPT was held in Beijing, China from July 19th till July 26th 2018, hosted by the Department of Physics at Renmin University of China.

First place was taken by Singapore followed by China and Korea in second and third place.

Problems More about previous tournament




Each year a set of problems is carefully selected by the IOC for the participants to solve.

The problems touch on various areas in physics and often do not have a known solution. It is participant’s job to tackle them and come up with their proposal.

Current set of problems.