NBPhO News

  • NBPhO 2021 date changed

    Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen scheduling conflicts, we had to postpone this year’s competition. The academic committee has decided that NBPhO 2021 will be held as an online competition on Saturday, May 8th, 2021.

  • Results published

    The final results of NBPhO 2020 have now been published under “NBPhO 2020”.

  • Results will be published today

    Dear Contestants, the grading process has taken a bit longer than anticipated, but we hope to get the results out by midday today. Thank you for your patience.

    Update 12:45 (UTC+3): still few hours before we can publish.

    Update 16:30 (UTC+3): preliminary results are published under “NBPhO 2020”

  • A quick overview of the ongoing olympiad

    NBPhO 2020 is currently going on and we have 109 participants from 12 different countries. Organizing a competition of this magnitude online is a totally new experience to all of us. Luckily everything is going very well at the moment. Here is the list of countries with the number of participants indicated in brackets:

    Estonia (21)
    Finland (19)
    Latvia (13)
    Sweden (17)
    Russia (6)
    Switzerland (4)
    Germany (5)
    Romania (6)
    Slovenia (3)
    Bosnia & Herzegovina (4)
    Saudi Arabia (6)
    Brazil (5)

    One of the many Zoom breakout rooms (screenshot by Miha Marttinen):

  • Additional information for students
    • The students need the following equipment: mobile application “Physics Toolbox Suite” or “Physics Toolbox Pro” (they should indicate which version of the Toolbox they are using), 1 litre bottle with water, a second container that can store a litre of water, a small (about 100 ml) cup of known volume (or other tool for measuring water volumes), paper, pencils, erasers, snacks, water, calculator.
    • If your internet connection fails, contact one of the coaches of your country.
    • Make sure the coaches of your country have your phone number, in case they detect a connection failure and need to inform you.
    • We allow the same device for streaming and for viewing of the problems.
    • You do not need to remove labels from your snacks or water bottles.
    • Toilet breaks are allowed during the competition and there is no need to inform us about it.

    One possible set of containers (example):