IPhO

International Physics Olympiad

International Physics Olympiads

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual physics competition for high school students. It is one of the international Science Olympiads. The first IPhO was held in Warsaw, Poland in 1967.

Each national delegation is made up of five student competitors plus two leaders, selected on a national level. Observers may also accompany a national team. The students compete as individuals, and must sit for intensive theoretical and laboratory examinations. For their efforts the students can be awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals or an honorable mention.

In Pakistan, National Physics Talent Contest (NPTC) is the oldest science contest in Pakistan which was later enhanced to National Science Talent Contests (NSTC) which is functioning under the umbrella of Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Careers Project, HEC. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Science is the Home Institution (HI) for Training/Selection Camps for National Physics Talent Contest. Pakistani students have been participating regularly in International Physics Contest (IPhO) since 2001 while earlier participation was as observer. The Coordinator of NPTC is Dr. Shahid Qamar. DCS, PIEAS, Islamabad.

Below is the list of four students of the NPTC-05 contest who represented Pakistan in 32 nd International Physics Olympiad 2001 in Turkey and won Honorable Mention.

S# Name Award
1 Yaser Khan Honerable Mention
2 Jibran Imtiaz -
3 Asim Sohail -
4 Muhammad Hanif Sheikh -

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-06 contest who represented Pakistan in 33 rd International Physics Olympiad 2002 in, Bali, Indonesia.

S# Name Award
1 Abid Hasan Naqvi Bronze Medal
2 Wasil Intisar Mohar Bronze Medal
3 Umair Safwan Malik Honerable Mention
4 Osama K Ahmed Honerable Mention
5 Murad Tariq Honerable Mention

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-07 contest who represented Pakistan in 34th International Physics Olympiads 2003 in Taiwan, Iran.

S# Name Award
1 Umair Sadiq Bronze Medal
2 Talal Bin Akram -
3 Wajahat Faheem Khan HonorableMention
4 Ahmed Qureshi HonorableMention
5 Hamood Zafir Arham Honorable Mention

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-08 contest who represented Pakistan in 35th International Physics Olympiads 2004 in South Korea.

S# Name Award
1 Amir Ali Abdullah Honorable Mention
2 Foaad Ahmed Tahir -
3 Saad Islam Tiwana -
4 Saad Zaheer Honorable Mention
5 Sabeen Afaridi Honorable Mention

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-09 contest who represented Pakistan in 36th International Physics Olympiads 2005 Salamanca, Spain.

S# Name Award
1 Asim Naz -
2 Dawood Traiq Honorable Mention
3 Nabeel Rehman Shami Honorable Mention
4 Shiraz Qayyum -
5 Syed Ali Abbas Rizvi -

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-10 contest who represented Pakistan in 37th International Physics Olympiads 2006 in Singaporen.

S# Name Award
1 Awais Sher Bajwa -
2 Fahad Mahmood Honorable Mention
3 Nusrah Hussain Bronze Medal
4 Omer Aftab -
5 Syeda Saba Zehra Zaidi -

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-11 contest who represented Pakistan in 38th International Physics Olympiads 2007 Isfahan, Iran and won two Honorable Mentions.

S# Name Award
1 Haroon Masood -
2 Maham Siddiqi -
3 Mohammad Sami Tahir -
4 Mohammad Zeeshan Javed Honorable Mention
4 Muhammad Suleman Mahmood Honorable Mention

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-12 contest who represented Pakistan in 39th International Physics Olympiads 2008 Isfahan, Iran.

S# Name Award
1 Ahmad Bilal Asghar Honorable Mention
2 Aneeq Zia
3 Hamza Aftab Silver Medal
4 Madiha Hussain Bronze Medal
5 Syed Waqas Raza Honorable Mention

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-13 contest who represented Pakistan in 40th International Physics Olympiads 2009 Merida, Mexico.

S# Name Award
1 M. Zain Ul Abideen Ali Khas Bronze Medal
2 Musab Jilani Honorable Mention
3 Aamir Ayub Honorable Mention
4 Harres Bin Tariq Bronze Medal
5 Anum Jang Sher -

Below is the list of four students of the NPTC-14 contest who represented Pakistan in 41st International Physics Olympiads 2010 Zagreb, Croatia and won three Honorable Mentions.

S# Name Award
1 Ibrahim Ahmed Honorable Mention
2 Urwa Muaz Honorable Mention
3 Salman Azmat Honorable Mention
4 Mohammad Umer -

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-16 contest who represented Pakistan in 44th International Physics Olympiads 2013 held at Copenhagen, Denmark.

S# Name Award
1 Muhammad Irfan Kaleem -
2 Muhammad Saad Qureshi -
3 Muhammad Umair Qazi -
4 Uzair Akbar -
5 Zulfiqar Haider Zaidi -

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-17 contest who represented Pakistan in 45th International Physics Olympiads 2014 held at Astana, Kazakhstan.

S# Name Award
1 Abdul Muiz Ahmed -
2 Hamza Nadeem -
3 Hamza Shafique -
4 Irtaza Sohail -
5 MR. OSAMA ZISHAN -
6 Ramish Durab Khan -

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-18 contest who represented Pakistan in 46th International Physics Olympiads 2015 held at Mumbai, India.

S# Name Award
1 Tabish Saeed -
2 Bushra Mansoor -
3 Zahid Hassan Choudry -
4 Talha Irfan Choudry Bronze Medal
5 Noor UL Huda Honorable Mention

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-19 contest who represented Pakistan in 47th International Physics Olympiads 2016 held at Switzerland.

S# Name Award
1 MR. MUHAMMAD SHAYAN HAIDER -
2 MR. SYED SAAD WAQAR -
3 MR. MUHAMMAD GOHAR JAVED -
4 MS. MAIMOON SIDDIQUI Honorable Mention
5 MR. USAMA AZHAR -

Below is the list of five students of the NPTC-20 contest who represented Pakistan in 48th International Physics Olympiads 2017 held at Indonesia.

S# Name Award
1 BAQIR HASAN JAFRY -
2 ZORAIZ NAEEM -
3 MUHAMMAD MUBEEN -
4 MUZAMMIL ALI SHAIKH Honorable Mention
5 UBAIDULLAH Honorable Mention

Performance of Pakistan in International Science Olympiads:

2006 HM 1
2007 HM 2
2008 SM 1 BM 1 HM 2
2009 BM 2 HM 2
2010 HM 3
2011 BM 2 HM 2
2012 BM 1
2013 - -
2014 - -
2015 BM 1
2016 HM 1
2017 HM 2

Silver Medal: SM

Bronze Medal: BM

Honorable Mention: HM

Silver Medal= 01

Bronze Medal= 10

Honorable Mention= 26