Results of the preliminary round 2017

The preliminary round of the SwissPhO 2017 took place on Wednesday, 18th of January. 73 students from all across Switzerland and Lichtenstein took part in the competition, which was held simultaneously in four different places: Bern, Zurich, Lausanne and Lugano.

Congratulations to the following 25 Swiss participants and the 4 students from Liechtenstein who qualified for the SwissPhO 2017. (The ranking has no significance for the SwissPhO.)

Rank Name Points (Max 70)
1 Zhang Henning 56.75
2 Som Tamar 53.5
3 Isenring Pascal 52.5
4 Pinazza Alexandre 49
5 Baudis Nathan 48.25
5 Hajdin Nikola 48.25
5 Rutschmann Adrian 48.25
5 Vering Julius 48.25
9 Mazenauer Justin 45.5
10 Tobuschat Philip 43.75
11 Nussbaum Parzival 42
12 Humbel Ciril 41.75
13 Montandon Loïc 41.5
14 Biedermann Joel 41.25 Liechtenstein (non-competitive)
14 Wohlwend Konstantin 41.25 Liechtenstein (non-competitive)
16 Gaberdiel Alexander 40.25
17 Kellner Jost 38.75
17 Gartmann Jannik 38.75 Liechtenstein (non-competitive)
17 Hofer Maxence 38.75
20 Gianotti Nicholas 37.25
21 Hitz Maurizio 36.25
22 Mukherjee Ambika 35.75
23 Capelli Sandro 35
24 Kaufmann Timon 34.25
25 Jaques Arthur 33.25
26 Peppard Luke 32.25 Liechtenstein (non-competitive)
27 Schweiger Jonas 31.25
28 Bürgler Matthias 30.5
28 Jordan Ari 30.5

Best of luck to all the successful participants at the SwissPhO 2017, which will take place on 25th/26th of 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 Yogyakarta (Indonesia).

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.

Some pictures taken at the different locations:


Zürich (Uni)

© Bilder: Dominik Gresch, Michele Dolfi, Sebastian Käser

Registration 2017

You can now register here for the preliminary round of the Swiss Physics Olympiad. Registration deadline is 31 December 2016.

All important dates for this year's physics olympiad can be found here.

IPhO 2016 : Results

The 47th International Physics Olympiad took place this year in Zürich. The participants faced two five hour-long exams. During the experimental part, one task for the students was to study a model of the theory about phase transitions including beads. During the theoretical part of the exam the participants had to solve three problems. The topics reached form classical mechanics and gravitation to electric circuits with nonlinear components and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Besides the exams the program included excursions to Liechtenstein, the PSI and CERN.

Switzerland was represented in 2016 by (from left to right):

  • Markus Köhler, aus Balgach/SG (Kantonsschule Heerbrugg)
  • Nicolà Gantenbein, aus Eschenbach/SG (ehem. Kantonsschule Wattwil)
  • Caroline Rossier, aus Cottens/FR (Collège Sainte-Croix)
  • Quirin Reding, aus Honau/LU (Kantonsschule Alpenquai)
  • Bastian Lengen, aus Uvrier/VS (Lycée-Collège de la Planta)

The Swiss team performed really well at these competitions: Markus Köhler won a Bronze Medal, and Nicolà Gantenbein, Bastian Lengen, Quirin Reding und Caroline Rossier were decorated with a Honorable Mention!

Congratulations to all the participants not only for their individual results but as well for the great team performance

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