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

Live Stream of the Finals

The Live Stream of the finals which takes place on the 12th of July 2019 at 9 am will be available here: http://live.iypt.org/.

The up-to-date results are available at: https://cc.iypt.org/iypt2019/

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.

Arrival day – July 6, 2019

Departure day – July 13, 2019

IOC departure day – July 15, 2019

The schedule for IYPT 2019 in Warsaw

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

The contract between the Local Organizing Committee and the International Young Physicists’ Tournament was signed by the LOC on Friday, May 17th. We however still need to negotiate an Annex securing a few more details. In spite of this, there is no need to postpone travel plans once you have received the invitation letter from LOC.


The second call for registration of Experienced Jurors for the 32nd IYPT 2019 is closed. (Deadline: April 20, 2019).


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

How to join

Problems for IYPT 2019

Report of Inspection visit (Warsaw 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.