The 2nd round of registration for Individual Teams and for Observers is open! See below for more information!

There are two type of participants in PLANCKS 2021: competing teams and observer students. As a team, you can participate/register in two ways: through a National Preliminary Competition or as an Individual Team. It is expected that only one team per country competes and 50 teams are expected. See below which type of registration is the one for your team! Information about registration fees can also be found at the end of this page.

National Preliminary Registration
Individual Team Registration
Teams Registration Fee
PLANCKS 2021 Global Grant
Observer Registration
Merchandise Kit

National Preliminary Registration

Only one team per country can be sent to PLANCKS 2021 to allow more countries to participate in this unique physics hackathon edition. Because of this, some countries organise a preliminary competition to determine who will participate in PLANCKS.

The following countries are hosting a preliminary PLANCKS competition. If you are a national of one of these countries, you must register through their event and participate in the preliminary, to try and take part in PLANCKS 2021.

DatesRegistrationMore informationSocial Media
Austria 🇦🇹6 – 7 March 2021Closed on 4 March 2021PLANCKS 2021 Austrian Preliminary
Costa Rica 🇨🇷26 – 27 February 2021Closed on 10 February 2021Registration formFacebook
Instagram
Croatia 🇭🇷Late February or Early March 2021Closed on 31 January 2021Registration formFacebook
Denmark 🇩🇰6 – 7 March 2021Closed on 26 February 2021Registration FormFacebook
Finland 🇫🇮13 – 14 March 2021Open until 12 March 2021Registration Form
France 🇫🇷6 March 2021Closed on 28 February 2021French PreliminariesFacebook
Germany 🇩🇪9 – 11 April 2021Open until 19 March 2021DOPPLERS 2021
Greece 🇬🇷To Be AnnouncedTo Be AnnouncedΦοιτητικός Σύλλογος Φυσικής ΠΘInstagram
Guatemala 🇬🇹20 February 2021Closed on 22 January 2021Registration formFacebook
Hong Kong (SAR China) 🇭🇰11 March 2021Open until 9 March 2021Please contact the organiser.
India 🇮🇳March 2021Open until 8 March 2021Registration Form
Italy 🇮🇹19 February 2021Closed on 22 January 2021prePLANCKS21Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Mexico 🇲🇽28 November 2020 – 20 February 2021Closed on 25 November 2020Torneo Mexicano de FísicaFacebook
Instagram
Morocco 🇲🇦6 – 7 March 2021Closed on 25 February 2021Registration FormFacebook
Poland 🇵🇱20 February 2021Closed on 19 February 2021Registration FormFacebook
Instagram
Portugal 🇵🇹12 March 2021Open until 5 March 2021Registration FormFacebook
Instagram
Romania 🇷🇴20 February 2021Closed on 14 February 2021Registration formFacebook
Instagram
Russia 🇷🇺17 – 18 February 2021Closed on 15 February 2021Registration FormFacebook
VK
Serbia 🇷🇸March 2021Open until 6 March 2021Please contact the organisers with Registration informationFacebook
Singapore 🇸🇬27 – 28 February 2021Closed on 14 February 2021OdysseyInstagram
Spain 🇪🇸5 March 2021Closed on 26 February 2021Preliminares de PLANCKSFacebook
Instagram
Twitter
Ukraine 🇺🇦19 February 2021Closed on 5 January 2021Facebook
United Kingdom
and Ireland 🇬🇧 🇮🇪
19 – 21 February 2021Closed on 22 January 2021PLANCKS Kent 2021Facebook
Instagram

If you are the organiser of a preliminary competition of an IAPS NC/LC and your preliminary is not yet on this list, please fill in the following form. You can find more information about preliminaries and on how to organise one in the Preliminaries Booklet we have prepared. Any question, please email us at oc2021@plancks.org.

Individual Team Registration

If your country is not in the list above, you can still register as an individual team.

There will be two rounds of registration for individual teams. The deadlines are the following:

  • 1st round: 1 December 2020 – 17 January 2021
  • 2nd round: 1 February – 14 March (Pi day) 2021

If more individual teams from a certain country than the allowed number (one team per country) register during the first and second round of registration, we will
recommend to those countries the organisation of a preliminary.

If no such preliminary can be organised, the seats will be decided by a draw. Here the teams that registered during the first round will have priority.

Teams Registration Fee

The registration fee is 5€ per participant (20€ for a team of four physics students). Information on the payment process will be sent to the teams after confirmation of their placement in the event.

It will include participation access to all of the planned activities, access to the PLANCKS 2021 Discord for communicating with other participants, chance of winning one of the three PLANCKS 2021 prizes by competing, possibility of interaction with Guest Lecturers and Workshop Leaders and unique items of PLANCKS 2021 #PLANCKATHON merchandise delivered to your team.

If you are not yet a member of IAPS, either through a National Committee (NC), Local Committee (LC) or as an Individual Member (IM), you will have to become one to participate in PLANCKS 2021. If you are not eligible to be part of a NC or LC, you will have to register with IAPS as an IM and pay the membership fee of 10€. This process will be handled directly with IAPS, after each round of registration closes and your team is selected to participate. Do not forget that this fee also allows you to take part in all the other IAPS events and activities!

PLANCKS 2021 Global Grant

To help with the registration fees and guarantee a truly worldwide event, IAPS is willing to support the participation of some teams in this unique edition of PLANCKS, by covering the registration fee of all members of the awarded the teams. The goal is to allow any student and team, independently of their background and financial status, to attend this physics hackathon.

Up to 10 grants will be available, and the application is competitivePriority will be given to teams with financial hardship. The selection of the winning teams, and the award of the grant, is made at the discretion of the Executive Committee of IAPS and of the Organising Committee of PLANCKS 2021. It will consider the motivation of the students in taking part in PLANCKS 2021 and the creativity of the video. Follow the below link for more information.

Observer Registration

Were you organising a preliminary competition? Are you not able to compete this year? Well, if you still want to join PLANCKS 2021 for the Guest Lectures, Workshops and Social activities, you can do it!

As an Observer, you won’t compete, and just observe the competition, but you will have access to the above mentioned activities! This type of participation is free and you can register until 25 April 2021 (Liberty Day in Portugal!).

However, if you also want to receive a merchandise kit, with all the goodies the competing students will also receive, you need to register in the same link and tell us of your interest in the goodies until 14 March 2021. To receive the goodie bag, you need to pay a fee of 25€, that will cover the goodies and shipping to where you live.

Merchandise Kit

As you may know, every team will receive a kit with merchandise for all team members. Observers can also receive one if they wish to do so. We are keeping part of the merchandise kit as a surprise until you receive it, but below you can already find a brief sneak peek of what the merchandise we will be mailing you is!