How can I participate? (My "Physics-in-Advent")

In order to partcipate in Physics in Advent, you need to register (also PiA 2013 and PiA2014 participants need to register again please). This way you create your own user account.

You get an overview over your all questions and your submitted answers.

At the end of the advent persiod, i.e. on 25th December, you can see your final score and will participate in the prize drawing.

In any case you can download and print your individual certificate.

Registration for individuals, school classes or entire schools will start on 1st November.


We will release the question videos every morning at 5:00 CET in the morning (12:00 lunch time in Hong Kong) and show them on our web page. You can then submit your answer on our web page throughout the day until 23:00 (16:00 in the afternoon in Chicago) via multiple-choice buttons. Exceptions therein are questions on Saturday and Sunday. You can submit their corresponding answers until the subsequent Monday evening, 23:00. We release the solution videos at 5:00 in the morning following the submission deadline. You can see them again on our web page.

Since you can presumably not do all experiments, for example because you might have to do homework or have other hobbies, we offer three jokers. As long as you still have some, the jokers cover a solution automatically in case you did not submit an answer or in case it is not correct.

After Christmas, we evaluate your answers. Every participat receives a certificate for download and printing. Among the best participants we draw prizes. Thos who also registered as school class and school can win additional prizes.

This year, for the first time, we offer "PiA - Physics in Advent" also for adults. You simply register individually and form in a second step a group (one of your group needs to register as team leader and send the other team members the team code). We evaluate your answers and provide a ranking within your team after Christmas. The only difference to the student participants is that you need to organise your prizes yourself, for example by paying a few Euros into your local PiA-box in November and to distribute the profits according to the final ranking after 24th December. Have fun with it!

How do I register as individual?

-> at top right you click "Register" and fill the fields for students or other individuals.

How do I register a school class?

-> at top right you click "Register" and fill the fields for teachers.
All students in a given class need to register as indviduals. Teacher can register and administer one or more scool classes. For every class, they obtain a unique class code which they need to pass on to the students of the respective class. They, in turn, need to enter this class code in their individual account data. Therefore, the students' answers will not not be evaluated individually, but also added up for the school class and the school score. As teachers pick their school in the database (provided it exists already in the database, otherwise it needs to be created first), every school class gets associated to its school and contributes to the total score.

How do I register an adult team?

-> at top right click "Register" and fill the fields for adults/others.
All team members need to register individually. Team leaders can administer one or more teams. For every team, they obtain a unique team code which they need to pass on to the team members of the respective team. They, in turn, need to enter this code in their individual account data. Therefore, the team members' answers will not only be evaluated individually, but also added up for the team ranking.