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The POISK Centre is an educational and research organization founded in 2004 at Saint Petersburg State University (Russia).

The POISK Centre collects unexpected and innovative ideas in physics teaching, provides practical assistance in preparation to prestigious physics competitions and looks for new ways to reveal talented youth interested in science.

The Centre’s primary aim is to encourage secondary school students and university students to do independent scientific research. It supports educational programs that motivate youth to be involved in «what a real scientist does» as early as possible.

The activities of the Centre include tight collaboration with leading universities and secondary schools in Russia and abroad, joint seminars and workshops, regular international scientific conferences, language programs, but also the promotion of research competitions, such as the Young Physicists’ Tournament.

POISK means ’search’ in Russian, but it is also a Russian abbreviation for the Support Centre for Olympiads and Intellectual Competitions.

 

[April 23, 2008] Dr. Evgeny Yunosov, the founder of YPT and IYPT, names the author of the IYPT logo and makes brief remarks on the competition.
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[April 17, 2008] Russian Foundation for Education Support and POISK Centre introduce the open nationwide Gymnasium Union’s Russian Young Physicists’ Tournament. Draft Statute of the competition in the original Russian version and in English translation is available for download.

[April 12, 2008] The Russian team wins silver at the 10th AYPT (April 10—12, 2008) after a year-long preparation and selection at POISK Centre (Russia).
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[March 31, 2008] A set of advices for YPT beginners, published by Evgeny Yunosov, Tatyana Korneeva and Igor Yaminsky in August 1987 together with the problems for the 1st IYPT, is now translated into English. «These advices look absolutely fresh andup-to-date», an earlier opinion indicates.

[March 30, 2008] Konstantin Yufryakov was a participant at the 3rd IYPT (1990) and at several national YPTs, including the selective Soviet rounds at the 2nd IYPT (1989). His memories shed significant light on the participation of international teams, on organization and on the results of YPT-related events in 1989—1990.
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[March 22, 2008] Dr. Evgeny Yunosov and many physics enthusiasts who were tightly connected to early Soviet and International Young Physicists’ Tournaments but stepped away from their activities, celebrate the 30th year of YPT in Russia. POISK Centre, which enjoys the largest base of popular support, discusses many aspects of early YPTs and IYPTs with YPT enthusiasts, takes interviews, establishes new contacts and acquaintances, attracts new members and shares opinions on the future development. One half (4 of 8) teams in the premium league of the selective Vserossiysky Turnir Yunykh Fizikov have earlier joined the POISK Centre’s educational programs. The preparation to further conferences and competitions continues.
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[March 15, 2008] The four Russian teams that were selected during the long preparatory phase in 2007—2008 and at least eight POISK Centre members are heading to Moscow in order to discuss the new year’s fascinating YPT problems, to share their optimism in the promotion of IYPT ideas in Russia, to initiate discussions on various pressing issues, to attract to the YPT new enthusiasts from larger and smaller Russian cities and to celebrate the 30th year since Evgeny Yunosov launched the YPT concept. POISK Centre’s discussion meetings, TV sketches and demonstrations on Channel 5, training seminars, laboratory sessions, language workshops, mutual peer review and ongoingWeb-based correspondence with participants were held on a permanent basis throughout the year and enjoyed a wide popular support.

[March 14, 2008] Dr. Dmitry Lisachenko and Ilya Martchenko talked on their new research results at the 37th International Philological Conference (March11—15, 2008, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia) and the 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference ‘Foreign Language Instruction of Adults in the System of Graduate and Postgraduate Education: Building a Foreign Language Communicative Competence’ (March13—14, 2008, Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus).

A video of the Dmitry Lisachenko’s talk ’Quantum Mechanics as a Foreign Language’ (in Russian) presented on March 11, 2008, a video of the Ilya Martchenko’s talk on the benefits of using Wikipedia in content-based language learning, presented on March 13, 2008, and a video of the talk by Dr. Alla Sotnikova (Philological Faculty, Saint Petersburg State University), a Section Chair, on her experience in developing Web-based research and educational resources that share a lot of common points with the POISK Centre’s concepts, are available for download. Details and external links are coming soon.

[March 6, 2008] The 4th open scientific conference ’Bases of Experiment and Physical Process Modeling’ is scheduled to take place on June 23—27, 2008. The conference will include three sections, for experimental physics, for computer modeling of physical processes, and for pedagogical aspects of physics education. Registration deadline is on May 29, 2008. The information letter may be found here (in Russian).

[February 11, 2008] After intense international voting and discussions, the Organizing Committee of the 7th Ukrainian Open Physicists’ Tournament for University Students releases the problems for 2008. POISK Centre cordially welcomes everyone interested to join the preparation. The event is scheduled to take place in Autumn 2008 at the Kyiv National University. The draft version in Ukrainian language may be found here and the official English version is coming soon.

[February 9, 2008] POISK Centre and the Centre for Scientific Languages hosted an open English-language meeting aimed at preparation to forthcoming national and international Young Physicists’ Tournaments. The focus was on acquisition and enhancing proficiency in Scientific English, but also on developing skills in scientific reasoning and discussion. The event included a training Physics Fight among advanced teams. CSL and POISK Centre confirm their plans for active long term partnership.
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[February 8, 2008] Igra Uma, a Channel 5 nationwide science-oriented TV show, and POISK Centre confirm their expectations for long term partnership. A new enhanced sequence of physics questions and demonstrations has recently been filmed. Ivan Yamschikov, a POISK Centre representative, hosts the entire Igra Uma since 2006.
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[January 10, 2008] Yury Yufryakov, a Soviet team captain and a selected reporter at the 1st International Young Physicists’ Tournament (1988), unveils the organization, schedule and results of the event.
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[January 6, 2008] POISK Centre greets nine teams from various Russian regions at the Local Young Physicists’ Tournament held in Akademicheskaya Gimnaziya on January 4—6, 2008.
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[December 26, 2007] The official web-site of the 21st International Young Physicists’ Tournament has been launched. The competition is scheduled to take place on May21—28, 2008 in Trogir, Croatia.

The challenging problems for YPTs of 2008 and the 21st IYPT, firstly released on July 17, 2007, can be still found here.

[December 22, 2007] The Winter Physics School was held by POISK Centre at the Physico-Mathematical Lyceum 30 (7 Liniya, Vasilyevsky Ostrov, 52). POISK Centre’s keynote talks have focused on tips and advices in preparation to forthcoming national and international competitions, and general ideas on current YPT problems. A training Physics Fight involved advanced teams of Physico-Mathematical Lyceum 239, Physico-Mathematical Lyceum 30, Akademicheskaya Gimnaziya. After intense and very motivated discussions, the Lyceum 239 held the top spot in the Physics Fight. Later, jurors espescially warmly discussed and graded reports of ongoing research projects presented by individual participants.

[November 30, 2007] Eugene Zelenko (Jaŭhen Zialonka), Belarusian participant of the selective Soviet rounds at the 2nd International Young Physicists’ Tournament (1989), shares his memories, impressions and photographs of the event.

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[November 16, 2007] Talks at the annual POISK Centre’s General Physics section of the ’Physics and Progress’ young scientists’ conference took place on November 14 and on November 16, 2007.

[November 14, 2007] POISK Centre has shared the honor of joining the research-oriented 6th Physicists’ Tournament for university students, held on November 9—14, 2007 at the Kyiv National University (Ukraine). The competition has attracted 24 teams and was organized at a prominent level. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Departments of Physics and Radiophysics of the Kyiv National University and the Kharkiv National University were among the strongest teams. After 5 days of reports and discussions in physics, the team of Saint Petersburg State University has ended as one of the two gold winners of the Tournament.
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[October 28, 2007] The 1st Russian Wikiconference has been held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on October 27—28, 2007. The key topics included the current state of science entries in Wikipedia, their reliability and usability, and the role that the scientific community might play in the Wikipedia development. Ilya Martchenko was among the speakers.
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[October 27, 2007] A preparatory meeting focused on the preparation to the Young Physicists’ Tournaments of 2008, including the keynotes and a training Physics Fight, took place on October 27, 2007 in the Physico-Mathematical Lyceum 239 (Kirochnaya ulitsa, 8-a, Chernyshevskaya metro station, Saint Petersburg).
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[October 21, 2007] The 9th Fedorovskiye Chteniya, a conference in translation, was held at the Faculty of Philology, Saint Petersburg State University on October19—21, 2007. The organizers of the conference have espescially praised the developing fruitful cooperation between the physics and philology communities. One of the sections at the conference was devoted to teaching translation and interpretation in the sphere of professional communication, namely the technology and science.

[July 12, 2007] Teams from 21 countries gather at the 20th International Young Physicists’ Tournament (July5—12, 2007, Seoul, South Korea). POISK Centre shares the optimism and the fascination of physics with the participants, organizers, jurors and activists of the competition.

[June 29, 2007] The POISK Centre has hosted the 3rd open scientific conference ’Bases of Experiment and Physical Process Modeling’ (June 25—29, 2007) which involved high-school students and teachers from North-Western Russia. The conference, with more than 30 participants, had two sections, for experimental physics and for computer modeling of physical processes.
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[June 17, 2007] Many secondary school students and the POISK Centre’s YPT team have stayed at the Physics Summer Camp at Baza Universitetskaya (near Vyborg, Russia) on June 11—17, 2007. They had a good chance to study physics, improve their language and communication skills and prepare to participation in future international competitions.
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[June 5, 2007] The POISK Centre president Dr. Elena Lebedeva has reported POISK Centre activities at a scientific conference in physics teaching at Herzen University (Saint Petersburg) and discussed many aspects of early Young Physicists’ Tournaments with Tatyana Korneeva who was YPT organizer, problem author and activist in 1980s and is the spouse of Evgeny Yunosov, the YPT founder. Dr. Sergey Pivovarov (Akademicheskaya Gimnaziya) was theco-author of the report.

[June 1, 2007] POISK Centre has held the finals of the ’Scientific Inquiry’ Olympiad (June 1, 2007) and announced Andrey Uskov is the 2007 winner. Andrey Uskov is an undergraduate student at Saint Petersburg State University.

[May 5, 2007] The Russian team makes best report and wins silver at the AYPT (May 3—5, 2007) after a year-long preparation at the POISK Centre (Russia).
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[May 1, 2007] The active preparatory phase to the 9th AYPT is over and the Russian team is leaving for Austria to represent the country and compete with the best teams from Europe and Middle East. Intensive training meetings, work in laboratory and preparatory seminars were held at least for 3 times a week throughout recent months.

[March 24, 2007] After an excellent year-long preparation, both POISK Centre’s teams are among winners at the Vserossiysky Turnir Yunykh Fizikov, the selective Russian YPT held on March 19—24, 2007. The teams continue preparation to further international competitions.
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[March 16, 2007] Ilya Martchenko has taken part in the 36th International Philological Conference (March 12—17, 2007) with a report in applied linguistics that covered language programs at POISK Centre.
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[March 9, 2007] One of the last scientific seminars before the Vserossiysky Turnir Yunykh Fizikov (the selective Russian tournament) was held by POISK Centre. Dr. Boris Borisov, Dr. Elena Lebedeva, Dr. Robert Kolalis, Dmitry Zhelezov, Andrey Uskov and Ilya Martchenko were among jurors who helped to make final improvements in the prominent research projects presented by Alexander Kanivets, Alexey Schekochikhin, Yury Zemlyansky, Andrey Selivanov, Vadim Vorobyov, Lev Spodyneyko, Dmitry Veresov, Polina Kakin, Karina Gabbasova and Andrey Seryakov. The intensive preparatory meetings, scientific seminars and laboratory trainings were held at least for 2 times a week, since December 2006.

[February 16, 2007] The international Young Scientists’ Conference has been held at POISK Centre, involving participants from Warsaw University (Poland) and Saint Petersburg State University (Russia).
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[February 15, 2007] The POISK Centre has hosted the Russian-Polish Physics School for secondary school students (February 13—15, 2007), involving many participants from Russia and from Stanisław Staszic lyceum (Poland), gold winner at IYPTs in 2002 and 2004. English was the official language.
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[February 5, 2007] Many new questions and fascinating physical demonstrations for the ’Igra Uma’ TV show, broadcasted nationwide on Petersburg-Channel 5, have been filmed at POISK Centre.
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[January 8, 2007] POISK Centre welcomes many Russian teams in Akademicheskaya Gimnaziya at the Local Young Physicists’ Tournament held in Peterhof on January 5—8, 2007.
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[December 16, 2006] Individual participants and teams from North-Western and Central Russia gathered at the training Winter Physics Conference hosted by POISK Centre.
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[October 26, 2006] The POISK Centre has hosted an annual General Physics section at the ’Physics and Progress’ young scientists’ conference at Saint Petersburg State University (October 24—26, 2006).
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[July 12, 2006] The Russian National team selected by POISK Centre wins bronze at the 19th International Young Physicists’ Tournament held in Bratislava, Slovakia (July5—12, 2006).
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[June 30, 2006] The POISK Centre has hosted the 2nd open scientific conference ’Bases of Experiment and Physical Process Modeling’ (June29—30, 2007), inviting secondary school students and teachers from North-Western Russia. The proceedings book is already published.

[June 28, 2006] Annual POISK Centre’s Physics Summer Camp was organized at Baza Universitetskaya (June 21—28, 2006) providing resort facilities and intensive physics training for Russian National IYPT team and many other secondary school students.
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[June 17, 2006] Weekly training seminars for the Russian IYPT team were held at POISK Centre throughout past months helping to ensure the excellent level of research projects, fundamental background knowledge in relevant physics and best communication skills in English language. The team selected by POISK Centre will represent the country at the 19th International Young Physicists’ Tournament scheduled totake place on July5—12 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

[May 26, 2006] Ivan Yamschikov and Ilya Martchenko share the victory at the finals of the ’Scientific Inquiry’ Olympiad hosted by POISK Centre on May 26,2006 after their prominent presentations of research projectsin aerodynamics and condensed matter physics.

[March 27, 2006] An electrostatic wheel that works with 20 000 V power supply or fascinating demonstrations with liquid nitrogen were among the key attractions at the annual Science Festival. Many curious physics phenomena were shown by Dr. Robert Kolalis, Artyom Rusanov, Ilya Martchenko and Pavel Ulyanov at the event hosted by POISK Centre on the day of the local Physics Olympiad

[March 14, 2006] Ilya Martchenko is co-author of a research in applied linguistics presented at the 35th International Philological Conference (Saint Petersburg State University, March 13—18, 2006).
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[March 18, 2006] After the long work, the team selected by POISK Centre wins gold at the Vserossiysky Turnir Yunykh Fizikov, the Russian selective Tournament held in Moscow on March 13—18, 2006, and continues preparation to the IYPT.
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[March 10, 2006] The teamselected by POISK Centre, receives thelast advices from the professors and students at Saint Petersburg State University, before leaving for the selective Vserossiysky Turnir Yunykh Fizikov tournament where the team will dotheir best to confirm their right to represent Russia at IYPT.

[February 17, 2006] Ilya Martchenko and Ivan Yamschikov make fascinating presentations on hydrodynamics and aerodynamics at the POISK Centre training conference on February 17, 2006.

[January 8, 2006] Mikhail Lemarenko, an «IYPT-veteran»since 1997, a team leader in 2003, and a current postgraduate at École Polytechnique (France), joins the Local YPT at Akademicheskaya Gimnaziya (January 5—8, 2006) as a juror.
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[December 23, 2005] A new series of questions and experimental demonstrations in physics were filmed at POISK Centre for a science-oriented ’Igra Uma’ TV show. Petersburg-Channel 5 will air talks by Dr. Robert Kolalis and Ilya Martchenko and the consequent fruitful discussions throughout next months.

[December 15, 2005] The POISK Centre analyzes recent Russian performances at 18th IYPT (2005) and compares their views on the future of YPT with the aims and strategies of Belarus,silver winner of 18th IYPT.
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[November 11, 2005] Secondary school students from North-Western Russia met at the trainingAutumnPhysics Conference hostedby POISK Centre on November 11, 2005.
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[November 3, 2005] The annual POISK Centre’s section on General Physics has been held at the ’Physics and Progress’ young scientists’ conferenceat Saint Petersburg State University (November 1—3, 2005).
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[October 23, 2005] New questions and demonstrations in physics were prepared by POISK Centre and are now regularly aired on Petersburg-Channel 5 in ’Igra Uma’, a weekly intellectual TV show for secondary school students.
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[October 18, 2005] A new videoconference allowed school students from Chelyabinsk (Eastern Russia) and Saint Petersburg to discuss the new year’s YPT problems.
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[October 14, 2005] Preparation to the Young Physicists’ Tournamentsof 2006 has began intensively after preparatory conferences hosted by POISK Centre on September 23, 2005; September 24, 2005; October1, 2005; October 7, 2005 October 14, 2005 and October 15, 2005. Danila Savenkov, Alexander Poretsky, Darya Buslova, Yury Prokhorov and Andrey Uskov were among students who reported their new research projects and are now actively involved in preparation.

[July 21, 2005] The POISK Centre’s team has successfully represented Russia and received an Honorable Mention at the 18th International Young Physicists’ Tournament held in Winterthur, Switzerland (July14—21, 2005).
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[July 6, 2005] A Physics Summer Camp was held at Baza Universitetskaya (near Vyborg, Russia) engaging the POISK Centre’s Russian IYPT’2005 team in a week (June 30-July 6, 2005) of intense studying, but also providing excellent resort facilities.
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[June 29, 2005] The POISK Centre has hosted the 1st open scientific conference ’Bases of Experiment and Physical Process Modeling’ (June27—29, 2005), attracting secondary school students and teachers from North-Western Russia. The proceedings book is already published.

[May 24, 2005] Ilya Martchenko wins at the finals of the ’Scientific Inquiry’ Olympiad, held on May 24, 2005 at POISK Centre.
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[March 19, 2005] The team selected and supervised by POISK Centre wins gold at the selective Vserossiysky Turnir Yunykh Fizikov (Young Physicists’ Tournament) held on March14—19, 2005, in Moscow and continues preparation to the IYPT.
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[March 1, 2005] An English-language scientific seminar was hosted by POISK Centre. The discussed topics included the acoustical aspects of the Leidenfrost effect (by Ilya Martchenko), the quantitative description for Magnus effect (by Ivan Yamshikov) and the hydraulic jump theory (by Dmitry Zhelezov).
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[January 8, 2005] The annual Local YPT was held in Akademicheskaya Gimnaziya (Peterhof, Russia) on January5—8, 2005 and engaged physics enthusiasts from many Russian cities into the discussions on challenging research problems. The POISK Centre focused on the intense preparation for the further National and International Tournaments.

[December 21, 2004] The POISK Centre launches ’Scientific Inquiry’, a research competition for university students, and offers open problems that do not have a certain known answer.
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[July 1, 2004] The Russian team wins bronze medals and ties forthe 4th place overall, showing an outstanding result at the 17th International Young Physicists’ Tournament held in Brisbane, Australia (June 24-July 1, 2004).
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[March 27, 2004] Recently founded POISK Centre clarifies its goals and strategies as Saint Petersburg State University hosts the selective Vserossiysky Turnir Yunykh Fizikov (Young Physicists’ Tournament) in Akademicheskaya Gimnaziya on March 22—27, 2004.

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