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International Physics Olympiad 2016

In July 2016 the 47th IPHO organized by Switzerland and the Principality of Lichtenstein took place at Irchel campus in Zürich. More than 400 high school students from 85 countries faced two five hour-long exams.


One task of the experimental exam was to study phase transitions with jumping beads. The topics for the theoretical exam reached form classical mechanics and gravitation to electric circuits with nonlinear components and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The social program included excursions to Liechtenstein, the PSI, CERN and the mountain Rigi.