Regional finale of the German Young Physicists' Tournament at MPQ

February 17, 2020

Up-and-coming physicists are getting ready, the next German Young Physicists' Tournament (GYPT) is calling again. On the 1st of February 42 school students from all over Bavaria are competing against each other in the regional round of the tournament. From overall 17 physical problems the students are able to choose one to solve, first in theory then in experiment. Their results they can present to a jury and audience in a ten minutes talk. 

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