French Preliminaries of PLANCKS 2022 Physics competition

Sorbonne Université (Campus Pierre et Marie Curie)

Sorbonne Université (Campus Pierre et Marie Curie)

4 Pl. Jussieu, 75005 Paris
Lami Suleiman (Laboratoire Univers et Théories) , Thibault Fredon (ENS paris saclay)

Each year, the International Association for Physics Students (IAPS) organizes the PLANKCS competition:  Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kickass Students(PLANCKS) ! This is a theoretical exam to be competed in teams of 3 or 4 students. This year, Munich will host the competition from the 5th to the 8th of May 2022. 


This academic year 2021/2022, the Youth Network of the french society of Physics (SFP) organizes the french preliminaries of the PLANCKS competition on the 5th of February 2022, to select the student team that will stand for France at the international competition. The preliminaries will be in the Sorbonne Université (Paris) building, in person. This is the perfect occasion to discover new and hot topics of Physics, presented by accomplished researchers during the conferences.

All students in Licence and Master enrolled in a french University can participate. PLANCKS is a competition all about team work, you can form teams of 3 or 4 with your collegues and compete in the preliminaries with your fellow students. If you don't have a team, don't worry about it : we will team you up with some other students, it is such a great opportunity to meet students from all around France. 

In the morning, several conferences are planned (the exact planning will be sent later) and the competition is officially beginning at 1 :30 pm and end at 5pm. There won’t be any travel grants.

Exercices will be written in English and student answers shall also be written in English. Do not worry! It is surely accessible for students of your level. You can find some samples of subjetcs previously given by other countries right here

First step is to register. If you already have a team, please make notice on the registration form but note that you have to register individually

    • Opening session: Introduction to PLANCKS 2021
    • Opening session: Lecture
    • Competition: Exam-time
      Convener: Ms Lami Suleiman (Laboratoire Univers et Théories)
    • Competition: Gathering of contributions
    • Closing session: Discussion with Young Researchers