CaYPT 2018


Register for this year’s CaYPT Regional Competition by filling out the online form here. Note that the registration will open December 1st, 2017 and will end January 15, 2018 (new extended deadline).


December 1, 2017 CaYPT Regionals Registration Opens
January 15, 2018 CaYPT Regionals Registration (Extended) Deadline
February 10, 2018 CaYPT Regionals Competition
at University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
February 22, 2018 CaYPT Nationals Registration Opens
March 2, 2018 CaYPT Nationals Registration Deadline
April 14, 2018 CaYPT Nationals Competition at
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, ON


The regional and national questions for the CaYPT were selected from the 17 IYPT problems on October 9, 2017. See below for details.

Regionals Questions Nationals Questions
1. Dancing Coin 1. Ring Oiler
2. Heron’s Fountain 2. Candle in Water
3. Drinking Straw 3. Curie Point Engine
4. Conical Piles 4. Weighing Time
5. Water Bottle 5. Blowing Bubbles

In order to participate in the IYPT, your team must complete all of the 17 IYPT problems. The full list of the IYPT problems along with a reference kit to help guide the teams, are available here:
IYPT 2018 Problems
IYPT 2018 Reference_kit.


Congratulations to the winners are CaYPT 2018, team Higgs Boson.

Last Year’s Winners

The winners of CaYPT 2017 were Jim Chen, Vivian He, Patrick Prochazka, Tian Yu, Richard Zhu, and George Mo. Congratulations to the 2017 Canadian National Team for ranking 14th and receiving a bronze medal at the 30th IYPT in Singapore!

CaYPT gave me the opportunity to experience both the experimental and theoretical aspects of scientific research. One of the most beneficial parts of the competition, in my opinion, is its ‘debating’ format. Putting myself into roles of the reporter and the opposer pushed me to think of problems from a variety of different view points.” – Vivian He

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