Hi! My name is Pavel, I am a big fan of Physics Olympiads and I would like to share my enthusiasm and experience in competitive Physics with more people by building this web portal
My first success as a content creator for Physics Olympiad came in 2012, where my problem was selected as one of three theoretical questions given to students in 2nd WoPhO. That Olympiad was tailored only to Gold and Silver APhO/IPhO medalists, so all problems were supposed to be very challenging
Also, I created a theoretical problem for IPhO 2014 and was part of Organizing Committee in that prestigious event. Starting from 2014 to 2019 I acted as a team leader in APhO/IPhO events. Last few years I started to create a structured, challenging content, which could be useful for preparation to Physics Competition and for advanced entry exams. With any suggestions on how to improve this portal please write at email@example.com
A huge work on web development was done by a team under the guidance of Magzhan Kulzhabay. Most of the pictures used in PhysOlymp.com are created by Sergey Kovtun and Elizaveta Levchenko – their impact on quality of the content is enormous
Also I would like to acknowledge Askar Davletov, who is one of the most respected team leaders, author of two IPhO 2014 problems and almost all of problems for Zhautykov Olympiad. He gave a lot of support and advises for multiple problems
I deeply appreciate insights from IPhO team leaders Andrzej Kotlicki and Eli Raz, students Nurdaulet Kemel, Anita Kumari, Ayhan Suleimanidze and Daniel Siretanu. They gave a lot of valuable advices and were active in pointing some issues that needed to be fixed
Lastly I would like to appreciate a lot of content creators, whom I don’t know personally. The biggest impact on the style of PhysOlymp.com problems had authors of Russian National Physics Olympiads and popular journal Quantum. Many of those problems translated to English can also be found at materials created by Jaan Kalda.
Similar impact had National Physics Olympiads of the Republic of Belarus, where most of the beautiful problems were created by Anatoliy Slobodyanyuk and Leonid Markovich. Both are long time team leaders of the Republic of Belarus. Many BelPhO problems are more interesting and challenging than certain IPhO problems.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge authors of BAUPC and APhO/IPhO problems. They did a great job of creating original challenging questions about explaining different physics phenomena with limited mathematical tools
Unfortunately giving a reference to every problem is an impossible task, as many of the questions are folklore, started as brain teasers by great scientists a few hundreds years ago. Since then a lot of problems can be found as duplicates in multiple languages in different national and International Physics Competitions. If any problem is too specific, please write at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will either add a reference to the source or remove it completely by a request of the copywrite owner.
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