The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2016, 11th - 17th July 2016, Zurich Switzerland
The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2016 took place n Zurich from 11 to 17 July, 2016. The event was hosted by the University of Zurich (UZH), in collaboration with the Association of Swiss Scientific Olympiads and the education authority, Liechtenstein.
The aim of this olympiad is to motivate and encourage young talent, thereby contributing to the sustained development of our society. Some 400 students from 84 countries participated in the competition making the meeting a great success. With a total of about 1000 persons involved, many former participants with ETH affiliation had key roles and contributed to the success of IPhO 2016. Simon Birrer, a PhD student in Prof. Refregier’s Cosmology Research Group, was the Chairman of IPhO 2016. More information on the olympiad, video blogs and pictures of the event can be found here and here.