Welcome to the 2024 TJ Physics Olympiad, the largest international high school run physics examination! This year's contest will run from ** 06/07 8AM EST to 06/10 11:59PM EST. **
The Thomas Jefferson Physics Olympiad (TJPhO) is a free annual international high school competition that focuses one one applied physics problem every year.

Our goal is to reach aspiring physicists from all over the world and introduce them to a variety of topics that will give them the tools to tackle all types of problems. In doing so, we also hope that when working in teams, students will gain valuable experience in collaboration and communication with others. The following is the registration form for this year's competition:

Our goal is to reach aspiring physicists from all over the world and introduce them to a variety of topics that will give them the tools to tackle all types of problems. In doing so, we also hope that when working in teams, students will gain valuable experience in collaboration and communication with others. The following is the registration form for this year's competition:

The theme of this year's exam is ** stars**! There are several free response questions, each which has multiple subsections.
Each free response question focuses on a particular topic in physics and can be approached using AP Physics knowledge. The thought process must be explained,
with calculations and diagrams if necessary, to receive credit. Partial credit is given for incomplete solutions.
Problems are weighted by difficulty: the test usually gets harder as it goes.

Participants will be given four days to complete the TJ Physics Olympiad.
It is recommended that participants compete in teams of three, one of whom
will register by filling out the form. When the competition starts, you will
recieve an email with the problems to submit and a google form to submit your solutions.
While the exam is at the high school physics level, middle school students may also participate.
If your team registered, tjhsstphysicsteam@gmail.com will send you the exam.
The test contains background information as well as introductory,
intermediate, and advanced problems in order to better understand the material.

Students participating
in the competition may only communicate with members of their team. ** No other collaboration ** is allowed,
including mentors, teachers, professors, and other students. Teams are not allowed to use online
resources (except mathematical resources such as wolfram alpha), post content on online forums asking questions related to the exam, or books.

Teams are welcome to email us if they have any questions about the above rules.
For each question, you must explain
how you got a particular answer even if you are not specifically asked to do so.
Partial credit will be given, so even if you are not able to solve a problem fully,
show us your thought process and what you've gotten so far. Lastly, the top ** five teams** will receive awards.

TJPhO has a variety of sponsors including Wolfram Alpha, Impact Books, and Physics with Elliot.