PLANCKS 2020 in London

PLANCKS 2020 will be hosted by the Institute of Physics in London from Friday the 8th – 10th May, with optional days both before and after. Visit for info!

The competition will be a three to five day event with social and cultural activities, scientific lectures by leading physicists and of course the competition itself. Around 30-50 teams of 3-4 bachelor and master students will do 10 hard problems in physics.

We strongly encurrage all countries to participate, either by sending a team or by organising a national preliminary. If you want to host a preliminary but don’t know how to do it, you can also check several PLANCKS Preliminary Examples and see what fits your country the best! We are willing to help any country set up their own preliminary, just contact us for more information and to register your preliminary.

Furthermore, following on from last year’s success, we also plan to have observers attend the event. These won’t be partaking in the competition, instead be focused more on learning how to organise a preliminary or even a PLANCKS final itself if you are interested in bidding. This makes it the perfect way to attend if you have/are interested in organising a preliminary in your country, or just want to come along and support your teams!

Don’t forget to also follow the PLANCKS 2020 Facebook page for updates and check out our website!

You can take a look at the previous year’s problems: 2014 (Problems, Solutions), 2015 (Problems, Solutions) , 2016 (Problems, Solutions), 2017 (Problems).


We are excited to see you in London in 2020!