Results Final 2018

Aarau - The final round of the Swiss Physics Olympiad took place at NKSA in Aarau on 24. and 25. March. The 24 participants who qualified at the second round in January, solved exams for over 6 hours. Their goal was to win a spot on one of the two teams that will represent Switzerland at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) and at the European Physics Olympiad (EuPhO).

The exams were a big challenge for the participants. The theoretical problems covered a wide range of topics such as magnetic dipoles, the spectrum of Saturn and the composition of the nucleus of an atom. In the experimental part, the practical skills of the participants were tested. First, the thickness of a tungsten wire had to be determined very precisely. Afterwards, the students were asked to calculate the temperature of the tungsten wire in the light bulb using measurements of voltage and current.

The final ranking of the SwissPhO 2017 is given as follows:

Rang Name Region Points (Max. 120) Medal Team Special Award
1 Julius Vering de 60.75 Gold SPG-Award 1
2 Arthur Jaques it 47.75 Gold IPhO SPG-Award 2
3 Ciril Humbel de 45.75 Gold IPhO
4 Tim Mosimann de 44.75 Gold IPhO
5 Hiro Josep Kaga fr 44.25 Gold IPhO
6 Tobias Hächler de 42.75 Silver IPhO
7 Keanu Gleixner de 40.75 Silver EuPhO
8 Namu Bae fr 38.75 Silver EuPhO
9 Severin Spörri de 38.00 Silver EuPhO
10 Bibin Muttappillil de 37.75 Silver
11 Erwan Serandour fr 37.50 Bronze
12 Marco Rotschi de 35.50 Bronze EuPhO
13 Matthias Bürgler de 34.00 Bronze EuPhO
14 Lennart Horn de 32.75 Bronze
15 Lucas Dodgson de 31.25 Bronze
16 Louis Linder de 29.75
17 Eric Ströher fr 28.25
18 Thoma Leisibach de 27.50
19 Ramon Buchenberger de 25.75
20 Jonas Raich de 24.75
21 Edouard Dufour de 24.25
22 Andreas Schneider de 21.75
23 Laura Nydegger de 21.00
Non-competitive (Liechtenstein):
Mario Wildhaber FL 18.75

1) Best swiss participant (Swiss Physical Society prize)
2) Second best swiss participant (Swiss Physical Society prize)

Congratulations to all participants. We encourage all participants to take part again next year. The experience you gained this year will definitely give you an advantage next year. Students who are no longer allowed to participate next year are welcome to get in touch with us, if they are interested in helping SwissPho organize future events.

Official press release: German, French, Italian.

A few pictures from the final round

Experimantal Exam1
Theoretical Exam1
Gold Medalists

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