The International Physicists’ Tournament (IPT) is a competition gathering university
student teams from all around the world for unique “Physics Fights” on open
research-grade physics problems. In order to kinder, the interesting and creative
discussion among the international student community thought-provoking problems
has been given to the students. They need to interpret the assumption, formulation,
theoretical model, experimental observations, and results in an open forum.
This IPT is held every year by a host country. This year the event will be at Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia. The selection procedure consists of a national selection round and a pre-selection round. The national selection determines which university is going to represent the country while the pre-selection round determines the country’s qualification to the final round of the tournament.
This year the participating countries are Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States. From these 20 countries, only 17 will qualify for the final round in Colombia.
From India, the participating teams for the Nationals were:
• National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneshwar
• A joint team of Mohanlal Sukhadia University and the University of Rajasthan
• St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore, Karnataka
The joint team of Mohanlal Sukhadia University and the University of Rajasthan
backed out from the competition; hence the elimination was between NISER
Bhubaneshwar and St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Bangalore.
This year, the national, as well as the pre-selection modes, were based on the report submitted by both teams. The teams had to work on 1 out 3 specified problems from a pool of 17 problems. This year’s national selection and the pre-selection were done together due to the unavailability of judges for the former one, but normally a Physics Fight is held in the National Selections. A Physics Fight consists of a team choosing one of the problems that they have worked on a presenting it in front of the jury and the opposing teams. The opposing team counters the presenting team's report based on their hypothesis, ways of conducting the experiment, etc. The roles are then reversed and points are given based on each presentation, defense of their report, and oppositions. The team scoring the highest points finally wins.
On the basis of the report submitted by both the teams, the scores were as follows:
1. NISER, Bhubaneshwar: 4.5/10
2. SJC (Autonomous), Bangalore: 6.75/10
Hence, St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Bangalore were declared as the winner in the National Selections and are invited to attend the International Round in Colombia on 9th-14th May 2022 to represent their country, India.
For further details please check the official website:
Also, the YouTube links of the previous years’ competition are:
List of Students Participants
● Sagar J C (19PCM21015) – III PCM – Team Captain
● Shashank Arunkumar (20PCM33) – II PCM
● Spandan Battacharya (20PMC09)- II PMC
● Ajith Shanbagh (19PEM22024)– III PEM
● Aman Mathur (20PEM07) – II PEM
● Tanziya Banu (19PEM22035) – III PEM
● Soumyadeep Das (19PEM22057) – III PEM – Team Leader
● Anuroop Keshav (20PMC16) – II PMC
● Chitvan Agarwal (19PEM22065) – III PEM
● Saitej Amonkar (19PEM22061) – III PEM
Dr. G. Vignesh, Department of Physics, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore.