2024 Event Schedule

The 2024 event schedule will be posted, shortly.

In-person events

General Description

The competition is structured around 6 separate events called Heats. Two of them revolve around the pre-builds. One is Quizzics, where students will answer challenging questions about physics and astronomy. Another one is the Fermi Questions event, where students will estimate the best answers to order of magnitude problems. The other two events are the Labs, where students will participate in hands-on activities and be tested in their knowledge of experimental physics.

School Groupings

Schools will be grouped and coded by letter and will be sorted into alphabetical order. We will post School Groups prior to the event in mid-February. 

Event Day Timetable

Each of the 6 events is run throughout the day, with a break for lunch.

2024 Physics Olympics Timetable: TBD

Where to find lunch

Lunch is not provided, but there are food outlets at the Irving K. Barber Learning Center next to Hennings building, the Student Union Building (NEST) across the street from Hennings and Hebb buildings, and a few blocks away at University Village.  The awards ceremony will be in Woodward IRC 2 after 4:00 PM.