The International Physics Olympiad tests students’ ability to tackle physics problems theoretically and through experiments. As well as an interest in and understanding of physics, success requires creativity, inventiveness and perseverance. The tasks cover a large part of the physics field: from mechanics to thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics and the theory of relativity to quantum mechanics.

The theoretical and practical exams are prepared by the organizers and form the core of the Olympiad. During 49th IPhO 2018, the problems will be presented to the International Board (the Leaders) and the authors will answer any questions raised. Once the problems have been approved, they will be translated into more than 50 languages. This preparatory work tends to go on until the early hours. Consequently, the students must be kept separate from the Leaders for the duration of the Olympiad, and two separate programs need to be prepared. The structure of the program is based on the international standards for 49th IPhO 2018.

IPhO 2018 – International Physics Olympiad

The offering is rounded off by a program of supplementary events, which provides ample opportunity for networking and cultural exchange and for the host countries to present themselves.

The IPhO is held in a different country each year. The 49 IPhO 2018 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from July 21 to 29, 2018. The event is organised by the Portuguese Physical Society, on behalf of the Portuguese Ministry of Education. The IPhO 2018 is supported by the Government of Portugal and by public and private partners.

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Application Form for 49th IPHO 2018

International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2018 is scheduled to be held on 21 to 29 Jul 2018. Lisbon, Portugal have been selected to host the event in 2018. Direct link to fill the application form for 49th IPhO has been provided here as per official announcement.

Important Instructions

An email will be sent for the invitation letter to all of the country leaders to fill pre-registration form.

The participation fees cover the hospitality expenses of the delegations (food, accommodation, excursions, and IPhO transports)

All fees are due in Euro (EUR) and should be paid preferably by bank transfer. The fees for delegations completing the registration before March 15, 2018 are:

  • Regular delegation (5 students, 2 leaders): EUR 3500
  • Smaller size delegation (<5 students and/or <2 leaders): EUR 500 per participant
  • Observer: EUR 1800
  • Visitor: EUR 2000
  • A few single rooms will be available on request for an additional fee of EUR 750 per person

Please note that these rates are our early-bird-fees, available for all who register their delegation until March 15, 2018. The registration platform will be online on February 1, 2018. In the meanwhile, we will send formal invitation letters to all delegations that have pre-registered. By March 15, 2018, we will need the number of persons participating in IPhO 2018. On this date the number of students, leaders, observers and visitors that the delegation has introduced will be stored and the platform will be changed to late-registration mode. Registrations after March 15, 2018, as well as any changes to this number of participating persons will result in an extra fee of EUR 100 per person. The amount of your fees depends on the date of registration, not on the date of payment. Names and further information can be introduced later with no penalty.

Programmes

Leaders and Observers

Dates Morning Afternoon Evening
21st July Arrival and
Registration
Arrival and
Registration
Arrival and
Registration
22nd July Opening Cerimony Discussion and
translation of
Experimental exams
Discussion and
translation of
Experimental exams
23rd July Excursion Excursion Dinner with students
24th July Discussion and
Translation of
Theoretical Exams
Discussion and
Translation of
Theoretical Exams
Discussion and
Translation of
Theoretical Exams
25th July Excursion Excursion Dinner with Students
26th July Excursion Excursion
27th July Moderation Moderation Moderation
28th July Final vote
on marks
Closing
Cerimony
Farewell
party
29th July Departure Departure Departure

Students

Morning Afternoon Evening
21st July Arrival and Registration Arrival and Registration Arrival and Registration
22nd July Opening
Cerimony
Excursion
23rd July Experimental
Exam
Excursion Dinner with
Leaders
24th July Excursion Excursion
25th July Theoretical
Exam
Excursion Dinner with
Leaders
26th July Excursion Excursion
27th July Excursion Excursion
28th July Closing
Cerimony
Farewell
Party
29th July Departure Departure Departure

Result

The result of 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2018 will be published by the officials. The result will be released after the successful completion of examination. The result will be released in the PDF form. Candidates can check their result by searching their names in the provided list.

Questions & Answer Keys (2017)

Candidates can check the questions, answer keys & solution from the links provided below.

Questions Answer Sheet Solutions/Marking Scheme
Experimental Exams (General Instructions)
Question 1 (E1) Check Here Check Here
Question 2 (E2) Check Here Check Here
Theory Exams (General Instructions)
Question 1 (T1) Check Here Check Here
Question 2 (T2) Check Here Check Here
Question 3 (T3) Check Here Check Here

Result

The result of 48th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2017 has been published by the officials. Candidates can check the result through the direct link provided below.

Result: Click Here to check IPhO 2017 Result.

Questions and Model Answers 2016

Theoretical Tasks
T1 T2 T3
T1 Questions

T1 Answers

T1 Solutions T2 Questions

T2 Answers

T2 Solutions T3 Questions

T3 Answers

T3 Solutions

Final Rank List 2016

The Final Rank List for the International Physics Olympiad 2016 has been announced. Earlier, IPhO 2016 Exam was held from 10 – 18 Jul 2016. Candidates who appeared for the IPhO 2016 can check the Rank List on the official website as well as on this page below.

  • To check the IPhO 2016 Delegation wise Result – Click Here

Official Website: www.ipho2018.pt.

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