July 11, 2016
1st position for Singapore in the 29th International Young Physicists Tournament Singapore to host the 30th IYPT in 2017
1.Competing against 29 countries, the Singapore team clinched the 1st position and was awarded the gold medal at this year’s International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Held from 26 June to 3 July, Singapore is the only country to have been placed first in the competition for four consecutive years.
2. The IYPT is a competition for secondary and pre-university students to solve complicated, open-ended scientific problems in teams. Participants have to apply what they learnt in physics to solve these problems. They first carry out research, proceed to modelling, and then experimentation. The teams will have to give an oral defence of their proposed solutions to the given problems before experts and peers. More information on the IYPT can be found in Annex B
3. The Singapore winning team comprise students from Raffles Institution and NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. The team was led by educators and representatives from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Raffles Institution and the Ministry of Education (MOE), with the support from coaches who were ex-IYPT participants. More information on the team can be found in Annex A
4. MOE, the DSO National Laboratories and the Institute of Physics Singapore congratulate the Singapore Team on their outstanding performance.
5. Singapore looks forward to hosting the IYPT for the first time at NUS from 5 to 14 July 2017.