Are you interested in exploring fascinating phenomena? Do you want to do your own investigations on open questions from physics? Do you enjoy discussing your ideas?

The German Physicists’ Tournament GPT is a German-wide physics competition on exactly such problems.


Choose one of the stunning problems and have fun with planning and performing your experiments. Do your own research and discuss in a team.


Get in touch with physics students from all over Germany!

Fight Together!

Present your solutions to other teams. Show that you understood the problem best and point out weaknesses in your opponents’ solution.


Perform best as reporter, opponent, and reviewer. Or be in the best German physics team that wins the German Physicists’ Tournament. Check out what we offer to the winners of the Online GPT 2020 and prepare yourself for the next preselection GPT in 2021, where the German participants of the IPT 2021 will be determined.

Rotate a basketball on your finger tip, use sound to measure the amount of rain falling, bake a zebra cake, build a model to investigate tower jumping, observe fascinating optical patterns, explore floating crystals, … and have fun with the new problems of the Online-GPT 2020!

Additional Online-GPT in December 2020

Due to the Corona-crisis and delays in the schedule of the International Physicists’ Tournament IPT, there will be an additional Online-German Physicists’ Tournament with final on December 13th, 2020. Unlike a regular GPT, the Online-GPT won’t be a qualifying competition to the IPT, but it will be the ideal tournament to feel the spirit of the GPT and IPT – even without having to travel.

As a bonus the participants of the Online-GPT will be allowed to submit their Online-GPT-problem for a qualifying GPT again (with a maximum of two Online-GPT-problems per team).

The problems are out:

General information:

Principles of the GPT (and Online-GPT):

Teams of three to six students are welcome to participate. Single students can also take part and will be assigned to a team by us. To participate, it is sufficient to work on and prepare ideas for one problem. There is no registration fee.

If you are interested to participate, just contact us: . If you are at a university that is part of the GPT network, you can also contact the respective local representatives: