Boston Physics Circle

Attending the Physics Olympiad is a remarkable opportunity for high-school students. The next International Physics Olympiad will be held in Indonesia in July 2017, where teams of 5 from dozens of countries will participate.

On 9/29/2016, we will hold a placement exam for the Boston Physics Circle. All high school students from Massachusetts are eligible to participate. We will select a group of 50 high school students, and continuously instruct them throughout the year, preparing them for the first screening exam for the US Physics Olympiad team, known as the "F=ma" exam, to be held in January 2017. The mentoring will be done by undergraduate and graduate students, primarily from Harvard, starting in October and continuing through January.

The placement exam will be held on Thursday 9/29/2016 from 6-7:30 pm at Jefferson Lab 250, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA. See map here

Format: the exam will be similar to the "F=ma" exam. It will consist of 25 multiple-choice questions, and its duration will be 75 minutes. See examples of previous exams here. The instructions for the exam can be found here.

*We will be holding a preparation session for the placement exam on 9/23 at 6:30 pm, at Harvard University. If you are interested in attending, please email: 

To learn more about the International Physics Olympiad, click here.

To register, simply email and provide us with your name, age and high school.