What is a preliminary?

The strongest team from every country will compete in PLANCKS. A preliminary competition is the most fun way to find the best team of your country.

A preliminary is a local competition which is similar to PLANCKS. Here, you and your theorist friends can compete against other strong teams of your country for a ticket to PLANCKS in Munich. However, preliminaries are never only there for the fighting spirit: Preliminaries also provide a wonderful and fun way to connect with other physics lovers of your country.

So there is no reason to wait: Find your preliminary in the map above or in the list below, compete and see whether your team gets to represent your country in PLANCKS 2022. We are waiting for you!

If you are interested in organising your country's preliminary - especially if it is your country's first PLANCKS preliminary - next year, you can get some useful information here.

How do I participate if my country does not have a perliminary?

The three ways to participate in PLANCKS 2022 are:
  • Winning the PRELIMINARY of your country.
  • Register as the only team from a country without a PRELIMINARY.
  • Win the random choice if multiple teams of the same country want to participate without a PRELIMINARY.
If you come from a country that does not organise a preliminary for PLANCKS you have the option to register as an individual team. The registration for individual teams and observers is now open. You can find the registration form on our front page. The first teams to register are more likely to be accepted and following registrations will be put on a waiting list in case spots open up again.

List of registered preliminaries

If this table does not help you figure out how to reach out to the preliminary of your country, you can contact us for more information on that preliminary.


  • Organisation: Basisgruppe NAWI Physik Graz
  • Date: -

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Olympiad for Physics Students (CORIOLIS)
  • Organisation: Physics and Meteorology Students Association
  • Date: March 2022

Czech Republic

PLANCKS - Czech Republic Championship
  • Organisation: NC Czech Republic
  • Date: -


Denish plancks preliminary
  • Organisation: FSID
  • Date: -


Preliminar Curie
  • Organisation: USFQ Optica Student Chapter
  • Date: February 18th 2022


PLANCKS-karsinta (DONE)
  • Organisation: Resonanssi ry
  • Date: November 13th 2021


Plancks 2022-French preliminary (DONE)


Elefter 2022




The PATh to PLANCKS 2022: Greek Preliminary
  • Organisation: PATh - Physicists of Aristotle university of Thessaloniki ( in collab with LC Lamia)
  • Date: March 26-27, 2022
  • Internet: (external Link)
  • E-Mail:


Programa GAUSS
  • Organisation: Asociación de Estudiantes Física y Matemática AEFM
  • Date: February 12th 2022
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Hong Kong

  • Organisation: Physical Society of Hong Kong
  • Date: March 18-20, 2022
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Indian Young Physicist's League
  • Organisation: Association of Indian Physics Students
  • Date: March 26-27 2022


  • Organisation: Associazione Italiana Studenti di Fisica - AISF
  • Date: March 4th 2022
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Torneo Mexicano de Física
  • Organisation: Sociedad Científica Juvenil (NC-Mexico)
  • Date: March 5th 2022


PrePLANCKS 2022 Morocco
  • Organisation: Moroccan Association of Physics
  • Date: February/March 2022


  • Organisation: Study Association Ångström
  • Date: -


Ogólnopolskie Eliminacje PLANCKS 2022
  • Organisation: Physic Student Society Nabla
  • Date: March 5-6 2022
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Portugal PLANCKS Preliminary
  • Organisation: Physis - Portuguese Association of Physics Students / Organizing Committee of the National Meeting of Physics Students (COENEF)
  • Date: February 26th 2022
  • Internet: (external Link)
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  • Organisation: IAPS LC Belgrade
  • Date: -
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NTU physics PLANCKS preliminary


Preliminares de PLANCKS 2022
  • Organisation: Grupo de Estudiantes de la Real Sociedad Española de Física
  • Date: March 4th 2022

UK and Ireland

UK and Ireland 2022 PLANCKS Preliminary
  • Organisation: Insitute of Physics - UK and Ireland 2022 PLANCKS Preliminaries Committee
  • Date: February 18-20 2022
  • Internet: (external Link)
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