About the Swiss Selection

The Swiss National Selection is held yearly, in December. The winning team has the privilege to represent Switzerland at the international stage of the IPT, which happens in a different location each year! For all updates, please see the IPT portal.

Following the format of the international competition, the participating teams have to work in advance on 2-4 problems among the five selected from the official problems list. They must be able to present a (possibly partial) solution to 2 of the problems and defend it against other participants and jury members. Participants must also be able to oppose or review two more, hence the need to work on a total of four problems.

The best solutions mix theoretical models and experimental measurements that, hopefully, match !

For more details about the principles of the competition, see the IPT portal.