2020 — 2021: Physics

Physics Olympiad 2020-21School stu­dents of grades 8–11 from Rus­sia and of equi­val­ent grades from all over the world are invited to participate.

Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the com­pet­i­tion is free. All school stu­dents can take part in the qual­i­fy­ing round and the win­ners of it are invited to the final round. Win­ners of the pre­vi­ous Olympi­ad (with dip­lo­mas of any degree) are also invited dir­ectly to the finals.

Par­ti­cipants with the best res­ults will be awar­ded with dip­lo­mas and invited (with reduced fee) to the inter­na­tion­al camps «For­mulo de Integreco».

Olympi­ad’s organizers

The Olympi­ad 2020/21 is organ­ized by Peter the Great St. Peters­burg Poly­tech­nic Uni­ver­sity.

Con­tact us

You can send your ques­tions by e‑mail olimp.​phys@​formulo.​org.

Res­ults of the final round

Dear par­ti­cipants!

With a slight tech­nic­al delay (we are very sorry for that) we pub­lish the final res­ults of the offi­cial par­ti­cipants of the final round (you can also find them in your per­son­al account)!

Here are the min­im­al scores for the diplomas:

I degree50405050
II degree45354545
III degree37304037
Thank you for participation :)

Chronology of events

All the news about the Olympiad are posted below from newest to oldest.

Shift of the dead­line for send­ing appeals

March 17, 2021

Dear par­ti­cipants!

The dead­line for send­ing your appeals has changed to March 20, inclus­ive.

Pre­lim­in­ary res­ults of the final round

March 14, 2021

Dear par­ti­cipants!

On the Inter­na­tion­al Pi Day, we pub­lish the pre­lim­in­ary res­ults of the final round! You can see your points in your per­son­al account in the Inform­a­tion Sys­tem. Each prob­lem costs 10 points.

If you do not agree with your res­ults or you do not have them at all, you can send an appeal for the cor­res­pond­ing prob­lems (the but­tons for that are loc­ated to the right of the points). Appeals are accep­ted until March 18, inclus­ive.

The final res­ults of the Olympi­ad will be pub­lished on March 25.

Final round

February 13, 2021

The final round will take place on Feb­ru­ary 22, 2021 in dis­tant form. The par­ti­cipants can start their work either at 11:00, Moscow time (UTC+3), or at 8:00. The dur­a­tion of the final round is 4 hours.

Detailed inform­a­tion on the final round will be sent to the par­ti­cipants by email with­in the next 3 days.

Res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing round

December 31, 2020

Dear par­ti­cipants!

We are glad to pub­lish the res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing round while the year 2020 is not over yet! You can check your marks in the «Olympi­ad» sec­tion in
the Inform­a­tion sys­tem.

Every ques­tion of each prob­lem costs 1 point. Here are the thresholds for passing to the final round:

  • R8: 7 points;
  • R9: 6 points;
  • R10: 7 points;
  • R11: 4 points.

The final round will take place in the end of Feb­ru­ary 2021.


P.S. Solu­tions of the prob­lems of the qual­i­fy­ing round will be pub­lished in Janu­ary 2021.

Error in prob­lem 8.4 & remark in prob­lem 11.1

November 20, 2020

Dear par­ti­cipants!

The Com­mit­tee of the Olympi­ad apo­lo­gises for an error in prob­lem 4 for R8. There should be 20 kJ sup­plied instead of 32 kJ.

Also the remark was added for the prob­lem 11.1 to cla­ri­fy the aver­age speed.

Start of the qual­i­fy­ing round

November 16, 2020

Here is the qual­i­fy­ing (remote) round of the phys­ics Olympi­ad «For­mula of Unity»/«The Third mil­len­ni­um». We will be happy if your friends who like phys­ics also par­ti­cip­ate. How­ever, every assign­ment should be done indi­vidu­ally; oth­er­wise, your sub­mis­sion will not be considered.

Rules of the qual­i­fy­ing round

The qual­i­fy­ing round is an online-test: for each of 10 prob­lems you have to give only the answer. You can find the instruc­tion for par­ti­cip­a­tion in the pre­vi­ous post below.

The win­ners of Olympi­ad 2019/20 (those with Dip­lo­mas I‑III) can par­ti­cip­ate dir­ectly in the final round.


Any ques­tions?

You can send your ques­tions (about both the prob­lems and the par­ti­cip­a­tion) to the organ­izers by e‑mail olimp.​phys@​formulo.​org.

Good luck!


October 22, 2020

We are glad to announce the First Inter­na­tion­al Phys­ics Olympi­ad «For­mula of Unity»/«The Third Mil­len­ni­um»! There will be 2 rounds.

Qual­i­fy­ing round

The first round is an online test and will be held from Novem­ber 16 to Novem­ber 29.

Detailed inform­a­tion will be avail­able near the start of the round. For par­ti­cip­a­tion (includ­ing send­ing your answers) you have to  register in our inform­a­tion system:

Final round

The second (final) round of the Olympi­ad will be held in the Feb­ru­ary, 2021 at mul­tiple sites in vari­ous coun­tries. Detailed inform­a­tion about loc­a­tions will be avail­able near the start of the round.