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The Physics Olympiad is a physics competition for high school students who are interested in physics and want to add to their knowledge. Additionally, they have the opportunity to meet other physics enthusiasts from all over Switzerland during the different events. The five winners qualify for the International Physics Olympiad. In 2019 this event will be held in Israel. Five more students can participate in the European Physics Olympiad 2019 in Latvia.

The 1st round of the competition will take place from 20. August to 30. September 2018. The first round consists of a 40-minute multiple-choice-test.

In order to reach as many students as possible we need your support. We kindly ask you to give students the opportunity to take the exam in class. Teachers can register here to receive personalized links for each of their students. Students can use this link to solve the online exam during class or as homework. When the first round is over, teachers will have insight into the results of their students.

If you prefer, your students can take the exam on paper during class. A copy of the exam as well as a return envelope will be sent to all teachers by the end of August. Should you not receive anything, please contact us at info@swisspho.ch. Please return the finished exams by post no later than 30. September 2018.

The participation in the Physics Olympiad is free. The only restriction is that the participants do not turn 20 before June 30th 2019 and are not at the University yet. The topics tested in the first round of the competition are very close to standard high school curriculum.