The GPT is a group tournament. The physics problems are prepared, presented and discussed in teams of three to six persons. You can also participate as a single participant in case you have no team.

Single participants will be merged with other participating students or teams well ahead of the tournament to allow them to register for the GPT as well. We will merge teams with regard to the individual prepared problems to avoid any overlaps within the same team.

You are required to state the problems you worked on during the registration process. There will be no challenging at the GPT 2019 due to the little time between the publication of the problems and the tournament. As a team, you will need to prepare at least 3 of the 17 problems; as a single person you’re required to prepare at least one problem.

We will need a diverse and independent jury at the GPT. To help us we strongly encourage you to also ask a possible juror from your home university or institute to register. Jurors need sufficient scientific experience to rate the student presentations and the discussion process and give appropriate grades. Jurors can be PhD students or higher.

All costs for accomodation, meals and beverages are covered by FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg for all participants and jurors. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed as well if you hand in your ticket bills at the GPT. There is no entry fee at the GPT.

The registration forms for teams, single applicants and jurors can be accessed via the following link:

Participants must not yet have accomplished a second-cycle academic degree (Master’s degree or equivalent — no PhD students) and have to be under 30 years old. The registration deadline is Sunday, 10.11.2019!

What do we need to bring?

If you are wondering what you need to take with you to the GPT, we created a list with several items to keep in mind:

  • For every problem you’ve been working on you need a 10-minuit presentation prepared for your position as reporter. We recommend to also prepare a template for your role as opponent and reviewer which you can use in the physics fights.
  • You will need your own laptops to display the presentations. You should have at least two laptops for showing presentations in case one quits working. We will provide VGA and HDMI cables to connect to the projector but no adapters to other ports.
  • You might want to bring some black board or magnetic board to communicate with your presenter during physics fight phases where this is allowed.
  • There will be eduroam-connection on the university premises. Make sure you have the right certificates installed to access our local W-Lan during the physics fights and breaks.
  • During the fights you are allowed to use books, papers, calclators, your own data, the Internet etc. Make sure your team is well equipped!
  • If possible you are welcome to bring your experiments with you and show them in your presentation. The chair of the physics fights may reject experiments for security concerns though.
  • You won’t need blankets, pillows, pillowcases, linen or towels for the hotel. A small breakfast menu will be provided as well.
  • Please keep any bills of your journey to Erlangen like train or public transport tickets. We will collect all bills and reimburse your travel expenses. Only tickets on paper are eligible for reimbursements.