GPT 2024:

The GPT 2024 is the qualifying competition for the IPT 2024. The competition will consist of two rounds: an initial online round and an in-person round. Teams can consist of up to 6 students. Single students can also take part and will be assigned to a team by us. To participate in the online round you have to work on one problem of the IPT 2024-problem sheet.

~August 2023: Problems for the IPT 2024 will be published (These problems will also be used in the GPT 2024)

~December 2023/January 2024: Online round of the GPT 2024

~January 2024/Febrary 2024: In-person round of the GPT 2024

~April 2024: IPT 2024

If you are interested and want to participate in the GPT 2024 or future events, please write an e-mail to

For more information on the GPT 2024:

Pictures of the German team at the IPT 2022 in Columbia. More pics and a report of a student can be found here.

What is the GPT?

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.