Ural Federal University to Host the Best Young Physicists from Four Parts of the World

Top Quote The International Young Physicists' Tournament starts on Monday. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 25, 2016 - From June 26 till July 3, Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) will be hosting the best of the best school students in physics from four parts of the world. Teams from 29 countries in Australia, Asia, Europe and America have already confirmed their participation in the 29th International Young Physicists' Tournament. After 23 years, the key physics competition among school students, which was first held in Russia in 1988, comes back to where it started.

    IYPT 2016 at Ural Federal University may become the largest tournament in terms of the number of teams and the geography of participating countries. The opening ceremony, which will take place on June 27, is expected to be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and the Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University Victor Sadovnichiy. Theoretical physicist from Moscow, Spinoza prize laureate Mikhail Katsnelson will read a lecture for the Tournament participants. Mr. Katsnelson was the leader of the first Ekaterinburg team that deserved the right to represent Russia at the International Tournament in 1993.

    All the key events of the Tournament will take place at the main UrFU building (19 Mira street, Ekaterinburg). From June 27 till July 1, the teams will compete in five Selective Physics Fights, and on July 2 the Final Fight will show the winners of the 29th International Young Physicists' Tournament.

    IYPT is a member of the European Physical Society (Mulhouse, France), and one of the global leaders in popularization of physics. In 2013, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics awarded the Tournament with the medal "For Remarkable Contribution to International Education in Physics".

    The Tournament is often referred to as the most difficult scientific competition in the world. Each team, consisting of five contestants, receives 17 problems that they need to develop and present solutions for. The contest is based on research, so the teams do most of the work before the Tournament. IYPT participants develop their teamwork skills, as well as rhetorical and strategic abilities.

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