Video competition: Physics in the future

The public and also the physics community have various ideas about how physics will look like in the future and what physics will be needed for in the future. The aim of a video competition is to bring together these different views and ideas for the "future of physics". Even without a modified DeLorean and flux compensator, the competition will bring to light many exciting answers. Time will show which ones will come true.

What are the great challenges of physics in the future?
Which research areas are coming into focus?
Or will time travel even be possible?


Please give us your assessment or even a not quite serious comment. Send us your short video (max. 30 seconds) and win a "DPG fan package". The best videos will be collected into a compilation which will be published on the DPG's YouTube channel and on the DPG's website.

Who can take part?

All adult DPG members and non-members who would like to share their opinion on "Physics in the future" with the DPG and the world can participate.

What can you win?

Send us your short video and win a "DPG fan package". This also includes some must-haves for DPG members. Let us surprise you!

A special part of the DPG fan package is in any case a DPG calendar, which consists of the 12 winning photos of the photo competition "My DPG conference bag on tour".

How can you participate?

From the beginning of March 2020 until the end of August 2021 you can easily submit your short videos to us via an online form.

In September and October 2021, the winners will be selected by lot and notified. The short videos submitted will also be viewed in full and a "best-of-video" will be produced from the best submissions and published on the DPG YouTube channel and on this website at the end of 2021.

Video boxes will be available at the “DPG-Frühjahrstagungen” (DPG Spring Meetings). Record your short video and automatically take part in the competition.

Submit videos

The submission opens in March 2020 and ends in August 2021.

If there are other people on the video:
Please note that you must obtain the consent of all persons depicted and the author before submitting the videos.

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