Competitions

In addition to competitions for schoolchildren who enjoy physics, the DPG also offers competitions which are more aimed at physics students. There are also competitions from other organisations which the DPG supports as a physics driving society.

#DPGChallenge

Do you know the answer to our questions? Then take up our challenge and win great DPG must-haves! [The questions will only be published in German.]mehr...

German Young Physicists' Tournament

Since 2014, the team representing Germany at the International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) has been determined in a separate national competition. The GYPT is organised by the DPG. The competition is organised by the University of Ulm together with the DPG, financed by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.mehr...

International Young Physicists' Tournament

The International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) is an international physics competition between teams from different countries, each year in a different host country.mehr...

Exciting physics

Experiment, do handicrafts, win prizes: This is what the nationwide school competition "exciting physics" is all about. The German Physical Society regularly organises this competition on the "Highlights of Physics" together with the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation and the respective host.mehr...

PiA - Physics in Advent

Since 2013, a very special kind of Advent calendar has been held annually during the Advent season: a physical Advent calendar. "PiA - Physics in Advent" is offered in cooperation with the Georg-August-University Göttingen, the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation, the German Physical Society, the Austrian Physical Society, the Swiss Physical Society and the European Physical Society.mehr...

PLANCKS

PLANCKS is an annual international physics competition for physics students. It is a four-hour exam in which 10 theoretical physics problems are solved in a team of up to four students. The aim of the event is also the international exchange among the participants as well as getting to know the research institutions on site. PLANCKS is organised every year by changing national physics student associations.mehr...

International Physics Olympiad

Enthusiasm for the subject, pleasure in solving tasks, creative experimentation, meeting interesting people and growing beyond oneself: All this is part of the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) and the national selection competition - the Physics Olympiad in Germany.mehr...

MNU physics competition

MNU's nationwide physics competition aims to encourage pupils to deal with physical topics, some of which go beyond the topics dealt with in class. To this end, experiments are planned, documented and carried out independently. The Association for the Promotion of MINT Teaching (MNU) is the competition sponsor. The DPG supports the competition with a financial contribution right from the start.mehr...

German Physicists' Tournament

The German Physicists' Tournament (GPT) is a nationwide physics competition for physics students from all over Germany who like to experiment. Within several "Physics Fights" teams of students discuss problems from different fields of physics and gain points from an independent jury. The best team is given the chance to represent Germany at the International Physicists' Tournament (IPT).mehr...