New ExeCom members

New members in the Executive Committee!

We are happy to introduce four new members in the Executive Committee of the IPT : David Collomb (from United Kingdom UK), Sebastian Fava (from Italy Italy), Pierre Goux (from France France), and Matheus Pessoa (from Brazil Brazil).

They join the Committee, which is now composed of 11 members:

  • Colombia Alonso Botero
  • Switzerland Vivien Bonvin (President)
  • United Kingdom David Collomb
  • Italy Sebastian Fava
  • France Pierre Goux
  • France Maxime Harazi (Vice-President)
  • Sweden Andreas Isacsson
  • Sweden Joel Magnusson
  • Brazil Matheus Pessoa
  • France Daniel Suchet
  • Russian Federation Vladimir Vanovskiy (Secretary).

We wish them a warm welcome good luck in managing the tournament!

David Collomb

“I am a Phd student at the University of Bath studying experimental condensed matter physics in Graphene and other 2D material electronics for Scanning hall probe microscopes to study superconducting and magnetic materials. Aside from physics, I like some sports like swimming and hiking, and I really enjoy natural geography – mountains, forests, deserts, you name them – and learning about other cultures including languages.

I was first participant in the 2016 edition for the UK team from the University of Nottingham.

I would really to see the IPT continue and keep building on giving students from across the world an excellent learning experience in scientific research.

Sebastian Fava

“I am a master degree student in Engineering Physics at Politecnico di Milano, with a specialization in Nanophysics and Nanotechology, and a broad interest in Material Sciences which one day I dream to employ in deep-Space Exploration. In my free time I love traveling around the world, hiking and climbing.

I was a member of the Italian Team in IPT 2017, the first edition in which we participated, and after that I’ve put all my efforts in spreading this competition all around the country.

I want IPT to become an even more recognized and well-spread event, so that to give physics lovers all around the world the opportunity to meet and get involved with each other.

Pierre Goux

“I am a last year student in Ecole polytechnique, France, and I was a (defender) member of the French team in IPT 2017 in Sweden. I am currently applying for a PhD track in the University of Tokyo, on the interstellar mediun, and violent phenomena. I am also involved in various organizations related to Japan — scientific and cultural –, alongside being into tennis, skiing, and languages.

What I hope for the IPT is to make it become even more widespread than it is, since it clearly is the most interesting and fruitful challenge at this level, and an unforgettable experience.

Matheus Pessoa

“I am a bachelor’s student in Physics at the Federal University of ABC and currently I study ultra-high energy cosmic rays. I am an IPT lover ever since I found it and in Brazil we’re using it to spread Physics in public and private schools in the country. Apart from Physics I also like to play the guitar and being involved in other organizations such as Enactus.

I want IPT to become a worldwide science-spreading network. I believe it has an incredible potential to instigate people and attract even more problem-solving enthusiasts to Science in general!

New ExeCom members