Preliminary Round 2013 – Results

The preliminary round of the SwissPho 2013 took place on Wednesday, 16 January 2013. A record number of 103 students from all across Switzerland and Liechtenstein took part in the competition, which was held simultaneously in three different places: Zurich, Lausanne and Lugano.

Congratulations to the following 26 Swiss participants and the two students from Liechtenstein who qualified for the SwissPho 2013. (The ranking has no significance for the SwissPho.)


  1. Komagata Kenichi
  2. Borgeaud William
  3. Rossier Alain
  4. Kehl Viviane
  5. Winkler Rafael
  6. Wenger Quentin
  7. Burgener Cyrill
  8. Keller Fabian
  9. Pfeiffer Sven
  10. Leyvraz Frederik
  11. Huguenin-Dumittan Kevin
  12. Suter-Dörig Benjamin Andris
  13. Stas Pieter
  14. Schroeder Florian
  15. Maret Arnaud
  16. Kreis Carla
  17. Roos Barbara
  18. Stengele Sebastian
  19. Weber Stefan
  20. Blöchlinger Pascal
  21. Haag Jürg
  22. Quan Guanzhong
  23. Novotny Timothy
  24. Guyer Gian
  25. Schertenleib Eric
  26. Walter Moritz


  1. Lang Lukas
  2. Hälg David

Best of luck to all the successful participants at the SwissPho 2013, which will be take place on 23/24 March at Neue Kantonsschule Aarau. The top five participants will then get the chance to represent Switzerland in July at the International Physics Olympiad in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We thank everyone who was not lucky enough to make it into the second round for participating. We hope that many of you will try again next year.

The complete ranking including the scores is available here.

Zurich (ETH)

Lausanne (EPFL)

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