Yale Physics Olympics

Event time: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Established in 1998 by Professor Con Beausang the YPO is an all-day (8:30-4:30) physics competition for Connecticut and surrounding area high school students and teachers and is FREE for registered teams. Representing their high school or learning institution, students compete in teams of four to complete a pentathlon of a variety physics-themed activities. Different every year, they can involve: measuring an unknown quantity, optimizing a process, or constructing a device to perform a function. One event is always a quiz consisting of Fermi Problems, which require combining clever quantitative guesses to produce a good final estimate of some unknown number. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_problem.
For more information please e-mail Stephen Irons at stephen.irons@yale.edu.