Bronze medal for Switzerland at the International Physics Olympiad in Zurich

Award ceremony of IphO 2016 in Zurich

Yesterday, a grand ceremony in Zurich brought the 47th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) to a close. Markus Köhler, member of the Swiss team, was awarded a bronze medal.

​Of the roughly 400 young participants from 84 nations, more than half will return to their homes with a gold, silver, or bronze medal.

The International Physics Olympiad is an international competition for secondary school students whose interest in physics extends beyond the classroom.

The IPhO is supported by the SNSF and held in a different country each year. Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein had been selected to host the event in 2016.