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. In preselection GPTs, the German participants of the IPT are determined.

GPT 2023

The GPT 2023 probably will be held between December 2022 and February 2023. We hope that the GPT 2023 can take place in person again (There might be a first round online and a final in person).

If you are interested to participate in one of the future GPT and/or you want to receive more information, just contact us: .

The problems for the IPT 2023 will be used (expected to be published on in July, August, or September 2022).

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 per team member. There is no registration fee. The GPT 2023 will be the national qualification tournament for the IPT 2023, i.e. the winning team will take part in the preselection process for the IPT 2023. Principles of the GPT:

If you are at a university that is part of the GPT network, you can also contact the respective local representatives: