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 PLANCKS competition:  Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kickass Students (PLANCKS) ! This is a theoretical exam where students compete in teams of 3 or 4. This year, Munich will host the international 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 PLANCKS2022 on the 5th of February 2022, to select the team of student that will represent France at the international competition. The preliminaries will be in the Sorbonne Université (Paris) building, in person. This is the perfect opportunity to discover new and hot topics of Physics, presented by accomplished researchers during the conferences.

All students from Licence to Master enrolled in a french University are welcomed (and encouraged) to 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 will officially begin at 1:30 pm and end at 5pm

Problems as well as answers shall be written in English. Do not worry! It is surely accessible for students of your level. You can find some samples of previous year's problems right here

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

    • Opening session: Présentation du concours Plancks
    • Opening Lecture: Présentation de la Société Française de Physique (SFP) et du réseau Jeune de la SFP
    • Conférence: Sujet à venir

      Le conférencier sera présenté ultérieurement

    • Organisation: Présentation du déroulement des primaires
    • Déjeuner
    • Organisation: Installation dans les salles
    • Competition: Composition des problèmes
    • Closing session: Discussion entre étudiants et chercheurs