In person round in Erlangen 2023

This site is under construction at the moment.

The first round of the GPT 2023 will take place online in January 2023. The most successful teams of this Online-Round will qualify for the In-Person-competition in Erlangen (probably March 17th to 19th 2023). On this site we will give more information about the In-Person-Round, especially about traveling and about staying in Erlangen.

Costs and Accomodation:

Note that there will be no registration fee. However, participants probably have to pay for traveling to Erlangen as well as for the meals and the accomondation in Erlangen. We will help to find suitable accommodations in Erlangen.


The tournament probably will take place in the physics buildings on the southern campus (Staudtstraße) that can be reached from the city center of Erlangen or from Nürnberg by bus.


Probably the tournament will take place from Friday afternoon or evening to Sunday (early afternoon). In case mostly local teams qualify, we might also start on Saturday morning.

About Erlangen:

Broad streets, baroque buildings and open squares – Erlangen is known as one of the best preserved baroque cities of Germany and appeals with a very special atmosphere. The city, as it is known today, was built in the 17th and 18th century, following almost complete destruction during the Thirty Years’ war. Huguenots, who left France because of political persecution, contributed strongly to the rise of the small but thriving town.

During those times, the Friedrich-Alexander-University was founded in 1743, serving today as Alma Mater for roughly 40,000 students, in a city with only little more than 100,000 inhabitants. Accordingly, Erlangen’s appearance is dominantly characterised by the university and its students.

Kollegienhaus, one of the oldest university buildings, demonstrating the baroque appearance of Erlangen

The natural science faculty was founded, relatively late, in 1928. Therefore, a lot of famous alumni such as Georg Simon Ohm or Felix Klein were members of the philosophical faculty. Nowadays, most of the faculty of natural sciences “NatFak” is situated at the south of the city and is together with the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light a strong research institution. The GPT will be hosted in the lecture halls and seminar rooms of the department of physics.