From 5 to 8 May 2022 in Munich and online as hybrid event.


PLANCKS is an annual international team competition in theoretical physics. In 2022, PLANCKS will be hosted by the DPG as a member of IAPS and is organized by the Faculty of Physics of the LMU Munich. PLANCKS will be held as a hybrid event from May 5 - 8, 2022.

IMPORTANT: We have decided to make PLANCKS 2022 a HYBRID event because the pandemic situation and the current current restrictions might still make the in person participation of some teams complicated or even impossible. Accordingly, a big part of the programme in Munich will also be accessible online. Here you can read about details of the online programme. For the actual competition, online participants will solve the tasks in their home countries under the supervision of a local contact person.

You can find current information on Covid restrictions and rules here.

Our guest lectures will be streamed live on the youtube channel of the DPG

What is PLANCKS?

PLANCKS stands for "Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students". In this competition, students solve 10 theoretical physics problems in teams of 3 or 4. One team from each country is allowed to compete. In many countries this team is determined by national competitions, in Germany this is DOPPLERS. In addition to the competitive exam, the focus is on international exchange between the participating students. The programme is complemented by lectures, held by renowned scientists. For more information have a look at the iaps webpage!

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PLANCKS 2022 is made possible by the generous support of the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung.

The event is hosted by the DPG as a member of IAPS and organized by the Faculty of Physics of the LMU Munich. We are a recognized satellite event in celebration of the IUPAP Centennial and part of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.







Supporters of the PLANCKS 2022 Evening Programme by IAPS can be found on the official IAPS website.



British Team wins at PLANCKS 2022

PLANCKS 2022 has taken place and the winning team was determined! In the following, you find a short retrospect on the event.mehr...


PLANCKS has ended!

PLANCKS 2022 has ended and the winning team has been determined and awarded.mehr...


PLANCKS 2022 has begun!

PLANCKS 2022 has finally started!mehr...


PLANCKS 2022 Trailer published!

The PLANCKS 2022 trailer has been published.mehr...


Registration opened for online observers!

Now, also online observers can register for PLANCKS 2022.mehr...


PLANCKS goes hybrid!

PLANCKS 2022 becomes a hybrid event.mehr...


Registration for Individual Teams and Observers

The registration for individual teams and observers is now open!mehr...


PLANCKS 2022 becomes more sustainable

We have decided to finance the CO2 compensation for our far-travelled participants. Besides, our sustainability team works on concepts to make PLANCKS 2022 as eco-friendly as possible.mehr...


Guest speakers for PLANCKS 2022 finalized

We are glad to announce you four captivating physicists from Munich as guest speakers for PLANCKS 2022: Sibylle Günter, Adriana Pálffy-Buß, Ignacio Cirac and Nobel laureate Reinhard Genzel.mehr...


German team reaches 2nd place at the international physics competition PLANCKS 2021

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PLANCKS 2022 under patronage of Harald Lesch

PLANCKS 2022 will be organized under the patronage of the physicist and well-known german science communicator Harald Lesch.mehr...


PLANCKS 2022 is hosted by the DPG

The DPG has decided to host PLANCKS 2022 in Munich.mehr...