YPO 2017 - October 14

Our 20th Year!!

We are no longer accepting registrations. If you wish to register a team, check back each day in case there are cancellations.


This event is free to all registered participants. Teams must consist of 4 currently enrolled high school students and a teacher/coach. Space is limited to 50 teams, so if you are sure you can field a team, register early to ensure a spot. Team members and coaches should be able to attend the entire event which lasts from 8:30am to about 4:00pm. While this is a competition, it is friendly and accessible to all students. We make sure everyone has fun with physics!

The YPO takes the form of a pentathlon where each event consists of a task or simple experiment which the students perform as a team to generate a result. One of these events is always an order of magnitude estimation quiz. For each event, performance is ranked and prizes awarded to the best 3 performing teams. There are also awards for the top three teams with the best performance over all 5 events. Spirit prizes for best costume/T-shirt design and best team name are awarded too!

2016 Photos Fermi Quiz Results Schedule Events Particpants
2015 Photos Fermi Quiz Results Schedule Events Participants
2014 Photos Fermi Quiz Results Schedule Events Participants

For more information please e-mail Stephen Irons at stephen.irons@yale.edu at or call the Physics Olympics Hotline at (203) 432-3664.