Highlights from e-EPS: PiA – Physics in Advent

With “PiA – Physics in Advent”, we have created a special and unique kind of advent calendar: a physics advent calendar. We introduce young scientists, and anyone who just wants to have a bit of fun, to 24 simple and yet ingenious experiments and physics puzzles. They aim to arouse interest in doing your own experiments and to inspire others.


From 1 to 24 December 2015, we will present a little experiment in a video clip every day. You can do the experiment yourself at home and answer the question on our web page throughout the day before seeing the solution video the next day.

Students in school years 5 to 10, complete school classes and entire schools are eligible to participate, particularly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also any other country. Join in and win!

In addition to having fun with the experiments you can also win prizes. We will award prizes among the best participants in the individual categories, and in addition among the best school classes and schools. Furthermore, every participant or every team or class receives a certificate with their achievements to download and print.

This year for the first time we are offering PiA in German, English and with French subtitles. PiA is also popular among adults who like to solve science puzzles in competition with their colleagues at work, their friends or at home.

Participation in “PiA – Physics in Advent” is free. Registration started on 1 November 2015. For more information, click here.

This article is from e-EPS News.

by Arnulf Quadt