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.
The placement exam for the Harvard Physics Circle will be held in 9/2017 - the precise date will be determined in August. 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 2018. The mentoring will be done by undergraduate and graduate students, primarily from Harvard, starting in October and continuing through January.
Details about the placement exam are TBD, but will be held on the Harvard campus. See a map of the Harvard campus 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.
To learn more about the International Physics Olympiad, click here.
To register, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with your name, age and high school.