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 2021

The GPT 2021 that will be the preselection competition for the IPT 2021 will take place on May 29th and May 30th, i.e. about one month before the IPT 2021, which will be from July 1st to July 4th.

Due to the Corona crises the GPT 2021 (as well as the IPT 2021) will be online.

The problems of the GPT 2021 and the IPT 2021 can be found here:

Principles of the GPT (and Online-GPT):

General information about the GPT 2021:

For recent information on the IPT 2021, please visit

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.

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: