IPhO 2018 – The International Physics Olympiad


The 49th IPhO will be held in Lisbon, from 21st to 29th July 2018, with the participation of 90 countries and more than 400 students.

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an international annual competition in physics, organised by the Portuguese Physical Society (SPF), on behalf of the Portuguese Ministry of Education, and has the support of Instituto Superior Técnico.

It consists of an experimental and theoretical test carried out individually by the students who, in the Portuguese case, are selected in the various stages of the National Physics Olympiads and prepare themselves for the international competition at Quark! – University of Coimbra.

Programme and more information

Five Portuguese students were distinguished in last year’s edition. Three of them entered Técnico to study Engineering Physics and Aerospace Engineering.