What is Fyziklani about?
Fyziklani is a physics team competition for high school students (or equivalent) interested in physics and solving interesting problems. Teams consist of up to five students (from the maximum of two schools). Their task is to solve as many problems as possible in the given time limit of three hours. Each team begins with the same seven problems. For each solved problem, they get a new, usually more difficult one. Any high school student or motivated primary school student can take part. Since 2018, it is possible to compete also in the English language and foreign teams can participate as well.
Who is behind the competition?
Fyziklani is held on behalf of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University (FMP CUNI) and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS). Organizers are mostly students of FMP CUNI, assembled in FYKOS. FYKOS also holds the online version of the competition – Physics Brawl Online, camps for best participants of the internet physics competition, excursions and other similar events.
The development of Fyziklani into this year's form was also significantly helped by its general partner, the European Summer Program on Rationality (ESPR). It's an immersive workshop for mathematically talented students with a desire to understand themselves and the world. In addition to ESPR, they also organize WARP, the winter version of this workshop.
Our other major partner is the Neuron Endowment Fund. The main mission of the Neuron Foundation is to support excellent scientists. Neuron has become a general partner of Fyziklani thanks to Lenka Zdeborová, a top Czech scientist based in Switzerland, who last year won the Neuron Prize in Physics. She decided to donate the gift associated with this prize to FYKOS, which she had previously participated in and organized herself.Other events Organizers ESPR Neuron EF
Besides the main organizers and the sponsors, some important public figures and the capital city Prague significantly contributed and offered their patronage to the competition. We would like to thank them here.
Capital city Prague (Prague) is a historical city in the heart of Europe. It is the capital city of the Czech Republic, formerly Czechoslovakia, and it was the residential city of kings Rudolf II and Charles IV. Prague is the main tourist destination in the Czech Republic and home to one of the most famous ZOOs in the world. Thanks to the patronage of Prague, you will be able to enjoy a banquet in the mayor’s residence.
The patronage was taken over by the mayor of Prague MUDr. Zdeněk Hřib who studied general medicine at the Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University. During his studies, he completed an internship in Taiwan. He is the director of a public service company Institution for applied research, education and management in health care. He is the author of many articles in the professional and lay press. Furthermore, he is also active on the political scene as a member of the Czech Pirate Party.
The patronage of the competition has also been accepted by prof. Lenka Zdeborová, a successful scientist studying statistical physics and its interdisciplinary use. One of the focuses of her work is, for example, the study of the influence of phase transitions in computational problems on their time complexity. She has received many prominent scientific awards for her work. Last but not least, she won the Neuron 2021 Prize for promising young scientists in physics. Prof. Zdeborová decided to donate her prize money to developing talented students through the Neuron Foundation. In this way, she supported our seminar, which she had participated in and also organized in the past. We would like to thank prof. Zdeborová very much for supporting the competition through her patronage and also for her generous financial support, thanks to which Fyziklani can continue to grow.
When and where will it take place?
Fyziklani will take place 10. 02. 2023. Just like last year, we will meet at PVA Letňany Exbihition Grounds in Prague, Czech Republic. The hall is located near (0.5 km) the final station of metro C line „Letňany“. We would happily invite over 200 teams to this year's competition.
What are the current covid-19 measures?
As of now, we believe we will not be affected by any measures in the time of competition. However, we will specify all the relevant information in due time if things change.