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Princeton University Physics Competition (PUPC) 2017

posted Nov 1, 2017, 3:23 AM by Barbara Fortunato
Just received the following email on an upcoming physics competition:

Dear Mrs. Fortunato,

My name is Aizhan Akhmetzhanova and I am on the outreach committee for the Princeton University Physics Competition (PUPC)! I am reaching out to you to encourage your students to participate in PUPC this year. PUPC provides a golden opportunity for your students to expand their physics knowledge and meet fellow peers who are interested in physics, all while competing for awards and prizes.

The PUPC exam consists of several challenging mechanics problems that will test the students' knowledge at a deeper level than that of conventional high school physics problems. If your students cannot make the onsite portion of PUPC, I encourage them to sign up for the online portion of PUPC, which is run by the nonprofit organization Physics Unlimited. The online portion consists of several problems related to contemporary physics research, and the students will be given a week to solve them (November 12 - 19).

This year, PUPC will be held on Sunday, November 19, in Jadwin Hall, Princeton University. The competition will be held in the morning, and we will provide lunch as well as have a distinguished speaker give a talk to the students in the afternoon.

Registration for the onsite portion of PUPC is still available, so sign your students up as soon as possible! Click here for the link to register. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at or visit our website

Aizhan Akhmetzhanova
Department of Physics
Princeton University Class of 2020