The 31st International Young Physicists' Torunament took place from the 19th to the 26th of July at RDFZ Yizhuang Campus in Beijing, China. At the tournament the team comprising of David Tschan (Captain), Daniel Gotsmann, Daniil Lozner, Piotr Salustowicz and Jakob Storp came 10th. The five students were accompanied by Emilie Hertig (Team Leader), Eric Schertenleib (Team Leader, IOC), Daniel Keller (Juror) and Samuel Byland (Juror, EC). Congratulations to a successful tournament!

 

Experience Report from David Tschan

After having decided to participate in the team qualifications for the IYPT, I was assigned a new problem to work on for the next three weeks: problem number three, Dancing Coin. Prior to giving my consent to keeping on the work, I had had a meeting with the principal of my school and Mr. Weiss, during which I was assured that I had the full support of GKG behind me, that I would be allowed to not visit certain classes and to work instead. Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly, I was given a key with which I was able to access the school and the physics facilities. From that point onwards, I probably spent more time in the lab than in classes. The setup that I used for Dancing coin required a few tries until it worked. However, once it did, it proofed invaluable for I was able to measure all the relevant physical entities relatively easily.