The Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kickass Students (PLANCKS) is an annual theoretical physics competition for (under-) graduate students. Participants of PLANCKS will compete in teams consisting of three to four members and they will have to answer very difficult physics exercises. Along with the contest several activities are organised such as a symposium and different excursions.
The overall goal of PLANCKS is to increase international collaboration, to host social activities and to stimulate personal development of individual contestants. By bringing physics students together from different parts of the world a setting to exchange ideas and experiences and to challenge each other is created.
We are waiting for your bids to host the 10th edition of PLANCKS, in 2023! The event is an amazing competition where you will get to see and meet the most motivated of your peers. Putting together the questions and answers, the lectures and excursions, is a challenging but very worthwhile experience. But how do you do it?
We have prepared a guide for this: Organising the Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kickass Students (phew!). It has all the advice and tips you may need, so be sure to read it well! You can also look at how the previous PLANCKS went: Utrecht, 2014, Leiden, 2015, Bucharest, 2016, Graz, 2017, Zagreb, 2018, Odense, 2019, London, 2020, Porto, 2021(online).
The election of the 2023 host will be made at the Annual General Meeting in August 2021, to be held online. Make sure to contact your local IAPS delegate to get the info on how to join!