Forty-five years since the inception of the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), India will host the event for the first time, this year in July. The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, is the organising institute for the 46th IPhO from July 5 to 12.
“Nearly 150 teachers from across the country were involved in developing the problems, theoretical charts and experimental kits and checking them. So the fact that we are hosting the competition will have a positive impact on both teachers and students,” said Vijay Singh, former national coordinator of the Science Olympiads.
Nearly 400 students and 300 teachers and researchers from 86 countries will participate in the competition. “The Olympiads are a great meeting grounds for the brightest young minds from all over the world. For a week in July, Mumbai will be the meeting pot of future scientists of the world,” said another official. The event is supported by the Department of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Human Resource Development and Department of Science & Technology.