2023 — 2024: Physics

School 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.

Olympiad’s organ­izers

The Olympi­ad 2023/24 is organ­ized by

State Mar­ine Tech­nic­al University

Saint Peters­burg Elec­tro­tech­nic­al Uni­ver­sity «LETI»

Balt­ic State Tech­nic­al Uni­ver­sity ‘Voen­meh’ named after D. F. Ustinov

Con­tact us

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


Current status: The qualifying round results are published. See you in the final round!

Chronology of events

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

Regis­tra­tion for the final round

February 21, 2024

Dear par­ti­cipants!

Regis­tra­tion is open for the final round of the Olympi­ad, which will be held on March 3 from 10 to 14 loc­al time (In some regions, the time may dif­fer, the exact inform­a­tion can be found in the list of sites in your per­son­al account. The time in the inform­a­tion sys­tem is Moscow. We recom­mend check­ing the inform­a­tion a couple of days in advance before the Olympics, since the organ­izers can adjust the start time of the Olympics).

To select a site in your per­son­al account you need:
1) go to the “Olympi­ads” section;
2) find the Olympi­ad “Phys­ics 2023–24” in the Olympi­ads table;
3) click the green ‘Open’ but­ton under the words ‘Final stage’ next to your class number;
4) check the box next to the appro­pri­ate site.

If you have not fully entered the per­son­al data required to par­ti­cip­ate, the sys­tem will prompt you to do so.

If you do not see the win­dow for regis­ter­ing for the final stage, write to isys@​formulo.​org.

On the page with a list of sites at the top you will see your par­ti­cipant code; write it down and take it with you to the Olympics. The code must be indic­ated on each page of your Olympi­ad work. We also advise you to write down the organizer’s phone num­ber (avail­able in the site description).

We recom­mend arriv­ing at the selec­ted site 10–15 minutes before the spe­cified time to find the right room. You need to have an iden­ti­fic­a­tion doc­u­ment with you, as well as blank A4 paper. Dur­ing the Olympi­ad, you must not use tele­phones or oth­er means of communication.

Regis­tra­tion will be open until Feb­ru­ary 28, 2024 inclusive.

❗ Par­ti­cipants from Bel­gorod will have the oppor­tun­ity to write the final stage remotely; we will send you instruc­tions later in person.

Date of final round

January 24, 2024

Dear par­ti­cipants!
The organ­iz­ing com­mit­tee agreed on the date of the final (in-per­son) round.

The Phys­ics Olympi­ad will be held on March 3, 2024.

Inform­a­tion about ven­ues and regis­tra­tion will be avail­able later.

Please stay tuned for updates.

Res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing round

December 29, 2023

Dear par­ti­cipants!

Indi­vidu­al res­ults are avail­able in per­son­al accounts of our Inform­a­tion sys­tem. The par­ti­cipants who reached the threshold score will be invited to the final round.

And in the pro­tocol of the qual­i­fy­ing round:

If you do not see your­self in the pro­tocol, this means that you have not yet filled out the neces­sary per­son­al data in your per­son­al account.
The points for passing to the final round by class are as follows:

R8

R9

R10

R11

22 points

19 points

19 points

35 points

Fol­low the updates on the web­site. Inform­a­tion about the date and ven­ues will appear in 2024.

Organ­iz­ing com­mit­tee address: olimp.​phys@​formulo.​org.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the final­ists and see you at the final stage!

Mes­sage from the organ­iz­ing committee

December 20, 2023

Appeals are accep­ted by email to the organ­iz­ing com­mit­tee olimp.​phys@​formulo.​org until 23:00 Decem­ber 22 (Moscow time) .

The sub­ject of the let­ter is «Appeal».

In the text you must indic­ate your full name, class and jus­ti­fy why you disagree.

Please note that the task for which you are appeal­ing is rechecked, not all work.

Pre­lim­in­ary res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing round

December 18, 2023

Dear par­ti­cipants, the pre­lim­in­ary res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing round have been pub­lished. The res­ults can be viewed in your per­son­al account.

The points for passing to the final round by class are as follows:

R8

R9

R10

R11

20 points

19 points

19 points

35 points

For all ques­tions, you can write to the organ­iz­ing com­mit­tee email

Prob­lem solutions

November 21, 2023

Here are the answers to the tasks of the qual­i­fy­ing round of the Olympi­ad. We remind you that accord­ing to the reg­u­la­tions, the res­ults will be pub­lished before Decem­ber 31, 2023. Fol­low the updates on the website.

Thank you for par­ti­cip­at­ing in the qual­i­fy­ing round

November 12, 2023

Res­ults will be pub­lished by Decem­ber 31, 2023.

Mes­sage from the organ­iz­ing committee

November 10, 2023

The organ­iz­ing com­mit­tee has resolved the prob­lem and account regis­tra­tion is avail­able again.

A regis­tra­tion code is not required to cre­ate a new account.

To restore an already cre­ated per­son­al account, write to tech­nic­al sup­port: isys@​formulo.​org, a response to your requests may take some time.

We kindly ask you not to cre­ate new regis­tra­tions if you already have an account.

Mes­sage from the organ­iz­ing committee

November 10, 2023

We inform you that regis­tra­tion is tem­por­ar­ily unavail­able due to a large num­ber of incor­rect email addresses. Stay tuned for updates on the Olympi­ads pages.

Update from the Olympi­ad Organ­iz­ing Committee

November 7, 2023

The organ­iz­ing com­mit­tee has decided to extend the qual­i­fy­ing round by 1 day. Solu­tions must be sub­mit­ted by 23:59:59 UTC on Novem­ber 11, 2023 (which is 02:59:59 Moscow time on Novem­ber 12).

Unless oth­er­wise spe­cified, please provide answers in SI units. Unless oth­er­wise stated in the task, the accur­acy of the answers must cor­res­pond to the accur­acy of the para­met­ers in the tasks and the attached tables.

Start of the qual­i­fy­ing round

October 19, 2023

Here is the qual­i­fy­ing (remote) round of the competition.

Please remem­ber that your solu­tion of every prob­lem should include not only the right answer, but the full reas­on­ing as well.

We will be happy if your friends who like math­em­at­ics also par­ti­cip­ate. How­ever, every assign­ment should be done indi­vidu­ally; oth­er­wise, your sub­mis­sion will not be considered.

The win­ners of Olympi­ad 2022/23 (those with Dip­lo­mas I‑III) can par­ti­cip­ate dir­ectly in the final round.

Prob­lems

The qual­i­fy­ing round is tra­di­tion­ally held for stu­dents in grades 8–11 in a test format: for each task, you only need to enter the answer, which is either a num­ber or a let­ter. In some tasks, the answer may be a for­mula or the answer «no solu­tion».

 

How to sub­mit solutions

To par­ti­cip­ate in the «For­mula of Unity» / «Third Mil­len­ni­um» 2023/24 phys­ics olympi­ad, it is neces­sary to sub­mit solu­tion by the dead­line of 23:59:59 UTC on Novem­ber 10, 2023 (which is 02:59:59 Moscow time on Novem­ber 11). Please register in our inform­a­tion sys­tem and sub­mit your solu­tions through the per­son­al account. Import­ant: if you already have an account, there is no need to cre­ate a new one.

Be sure to read the par­ti­cip­a­tion instructions.

We do not accept qual­i­fy­ing round works in any way oth­er than through upload­ing with­in the inform­a­tion system.

Ques­tions?

All ques­tions to the Organ­iz­ing Com­mit­tee about the prob­lem con­di­tions and the pro­ced­ure for con­duct­ing the Olympi­ad can be asked by email olimp@​formulo.​org or +7(981)-750–19-21 Alex­an­dra (write in What­s­app or Telegram).

Ques­tions about the oper­a­tion of the inform­a­tion sys­tem can be asked by email isys@​formulo.​org.

Inter­na­tion­al Olympi­ad «For­mula of Unity» / «The Third Mil­len­ni­um» opens a new season!

August 28, 2023

The Olympi­ad is held in two stages, the first of which (qual­i­fy­ing) takes place in the fall, and the second (final) — in February/​March.

  • The qual­i­fy­ing stage is held in absen­tia with the use of dis­tance learn­ing technologies.

Dates of the cor­res­pond­ence stages of the Olympiads:
Math­em­at­ics: 20.10.23 — 10.11.23
Phys­ics: 20.10.23 — 10.11.23
Eng­lish lan­guage: 20.10.23 — 13.11.23

  • The final stage is held (usu­ally) in per­son at region­al venues.

To par­ti­cip­ate, you need to register in our inform­a­tion sys­tem. And then on the day of the start of the Olympi­ad (20.10.23), all the neces­sary inform­a­tion, will be sent by e‑mail.

The win­ners of the Olympi­ad receive a pref­er­en­tial tick­et to the edu­ca­tion­al camps «For­mula of Unity».

Also, all inform­a­tion about the Olympi­ad can be found on the offi­cial page on the portal olimpi​ada​.ru.

Note that only coun­tries where Eng­lish is not one of the offi­cial lan­guages can par­ti­cip­ate in the Eng­lish Olympiad.

 

For more suc­cess­ful par­ti­cip­a­tion in the Olympi­ad, we recom­mend solv­ing the tasks of pre­vi­ous years and study­ing the recom­men­ded lit­er­at­ure. You can also pur­chase col­lec­tions of Olympi­ad tasks for the past years in paper form.