A brief history…

The International Physicists’ Tournament was born in Ukraine in 2009 as a continuation of a long tradition of physics competitions in the USSR. It brought together 16 teams from the leading universities of Ukraine and neighboring countries. The two first editions of the tournament took place at Kiev University, and the third and fourth editions occurred at the Moscow Institute of Technology in Russia. In 2013, the tournament moved west, to Switzerland where the fifth and sixth editions took place at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The tournament stayed in Europe for the subsequent years, until in 2022 the IPT got to South America, and was hosted in Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Over the years, more and more countries took part in this event. In 2022, the tournament brought together fifteen countries (despite the pandemic-related drop): Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Romania, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the UK.

In the rightmost column of the table, you will be able to see detailed results and individual performances on our tournament management system. Note that results are usually updated live here during the tournament!

YearEdition #Host Country (City)# Registered Teams# Participating Teams# Countries*GoldSilverBronzeProblemsWebsiteResults database (IPT connect)
20091Flag_of_Ukraine.svg Ukraine (Kiev)442Flag_of_Ukraine.svg UkraineFlag_of_Russia.svg Russia- (in Russian) (in Russian)N/A
20102Flag_of_Ukraine.svg Ukraine (Kiev)442Flag_of_Russia.svg RussiaFlag_of_Ukraine.svg Ukraine- (in Russian) (in Russian)N/A
20113Flag_of_Russia.svg Russia (Moscow)886Flag_of_Ukraine.svg UkraineFlag_of_Russia.svg RussiaFlag_of_Slovakia.svg Slovakia (in Russian)N/A
20124Flag_of_Russia.svg Russia (Moscow)664Flag_of_Russia.svg RussiaFlag_of_Ukraine.svg UkraineFlag_of_Switzerland.svg Switzerland (in Russian)N/A
20135Flag_of_Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Lausanne)101010Flag_of_Switzerland.svg SwitzerlandFlag_of_Poland.svg PolandFlag_of_France.svg FranceN/A
20146Flag_of_Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Lausanne)999Flag_of_France.svg FranceFlag_of_Ukraine.svg UkraineFlag_of_Denmark.svg DenmarkN/A
20157Flag_of_Poland.svg Poland (Warsaw)111111Flag_of_Ukraine.svg UkraineFlag_of_Denmark.svg DenmarkFlag_of_France.svg FranceN/A
20168Flag_of_France.svg France (Paris)161514Flag_of_France.svg FranceFlag_of_Poland.svg PolandFlag_of_Russia.svg Russia
20179Flag_of_Sweden.svg Sweden (Gothenburg)201815Flag_of_Ukraine.svg UkraineFlag_of_Sweden.svg SwedenFlag_of_France.svg France
201810Flag_of_Russia.svg Russia (Moscow)211616Flag_of_Switzerland.svg SwitzerlandFlag_of_France.svg FranceBrasil's flag Brasil
201911Flag_of_Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Lausanne)211916Flag_of_France.svg France (École polytechnique)Flag_of_France.svg France (Université de Lyon)Flag_of_Ukraine.svg Ukraine
202012Online262110Flag_of_Russia.svg RussiaFlag_of_Ukraine.svg UkraineUSFlag United States
202113PolandFlag Poland/Online151313Flag_of_Russia.svg RussiaBrasil's flag BrasilFlag_of_Ukraine.svg Ukraine
202214ColombiaFlag Colombia (Bucaramanga)191515Flag_of_France.svg FranceBrasil's flag BrasilFlag_of_Swiss.svg Switzerland

* hover your mouse over to see the list of participating countries


Participating Institutions

Below is a list, along with country of origin, of the institutions that have and currently are participating in the IPT. This may be either through only the pre-selection or the final tournament. Alongside is also indicated past victories with a ★.  Hover over a team to also see the year (s) in which they participated. If your university/institution is missing, do let us know! And, if you want to be part of this list, also send us an email.