Scientific Lectures on June 1st

We are proud to announce the public lectures that will be given on June 1st for the participants of the Olympiad as well as local physics enthusiasts and high-school students. We are especially excited to announce that European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has decided to be a sponsor of EuPhO’19 by inviting the distinguished theoretical physicist Prof. John Ellis to this event. Full list of lectures is given below:

  • Prof. Leo Selavo. Professional and personal challenges with our world under the “macroscope”: Implications of the wireless sensor networks and Internet of Things.
  • Prof. Marcis Auzinsh. Enjoying physics until the age of 100: Challenges to understand quantum phenomena.
  • Prof. John Ellis. What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?: Fundamental questions about the Universe asked by particle physicists at CERN.

Third Circular and Translation Instructions

We are only a few weeks away from the beginning of our event. Here you will find the third and final circular of EuPhO’19. This circular will give you all the essential information about our provided hospitality and services during your stay in Riga. The detailed event programme is provided at the end of the document and also made available on our website. This circular also instructs team leaders and observers on how problem text translation will be organized during EuPhO’19. The same instructions are given below.
The official language of EuPhO is English; if needed, the team leader translates the problems into the native language of his/her team members, and acts as a translator during moderations. Problem text translation will take place early morning before the examination. EuPhO organizers will not be providing laptops for team leaders and observers to perform the translations. We kindly ask to bring your own laptop with a functioning Wi-Fi connectivity.

The translations will take place on Overleaf: a cloud-based LaTeX typesetting platform. The final PDF files will be submitted through an online form. The procedure during the translations will be the following:

  • Accessing file for translation. During the translation you will be provided with a link to the problem text package in a form of a ZIP file. (Example ZIP)
  • Translating in Overleaf. Sign up and log in to your Overleaf Select New Project and upload the ZIP file provided to you. Translate the text and download a PDF after recompiling the document with XeLaTeX (change the compiler under Menu → Settings → Compiler).
  • Preparing several problem PDFs. Make sure to include the full student badge number in the space provided. This means you need to download up to 5 separate PDF files – one for each of your students with their unique badge number. Printout with student names and respective badge numbers will be available in the room where translation will take place.
  • Submitting translated problems. You will also be provided with a link to a form for submitting the translated files. You should upload all PDF files at once through the form. You will also be asked to enter the three-letter code of your country (will match the beginning of your badge number). (Example Form)

We strongly encourage all team leaders and observers to use the provided examples above and to test the procedure before the EuPhO begins. If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Call for Volunteers

We have started to recruit volunteers to help us during the days of the Olympiad. Students from the largest Universities of Riga will help our guests to have the best possible experiance during their stay in Latvia: They will work as team atachés and guide the participants during all their activities.

Second Circular

We are three months away from the beginning of the 3rd European Physics Olympiad to be held in Riga, Latvia from May 31st to June 4th. Here you will find the second circular of the Olympiad. This circular will give you the latest news about the Olympiad and will instruct team leaders on how to register their teams.

Team leaders will be able to register their team in a few days time by logging in at

  • Team leaders will be able obtain the invoice PDF file by specifying the team size. All teams are expected to have paid the participation fee by March 31st.
  • Forms will be provided to fill out specific details about all team members (team leader, observers, students).
  • For those countries whose citizens do require visa to enter Latvia, all details should be provided by March 31st.
  • Countries whose citizens do not require visa to enter Latvia, are expected to fully complete the registration of their teams by April 30th.

All team leaders will receive login information (username and password) by e-mail around March 11th. In the meantime, we kindly ask all team leaders to assemble the required information for their whole team:

  • All passport data (scanned photo page of passport is required)
  • Badge photo (portrait of face, size ratio of 3:4)
  • Nickname (shown on badge for easier recognition)
  • Dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, halal)
  • Health limitations (e.g. impaired mobility, needs for special mediation, food allergies)
  • T-shirt size
  • Facebook profile page
  • Inbound and outbound flight information

We hope to see you all in Riga soon!

The Participants of EuPhO’19

We are proud to announce that by the beginning of February we have 36 countries that have pre-registered for EuPhO`19. We will open the full registration for teams and their participants by the end of February.

The pre-registered European teams are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

The pre-registered guest teams are: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Vietnam.

Insight into the Main Venue

CERN Support to EuPhO

It is an honour for Latvia to host the 3rd European Physics Olympiad, an event that celebrates European tradition of excellence in studying, teaching and researching physics. Initiative to host EuPhO has been received well on the national level; Ministry of Science and Education of Latvia has declared a year of physics for the school system. The Olympiad is endorsed and sponsored by representatives of industry, professional associations, and the two largest universities – University of Latvia and Riga Technical University.

We are especially proud to announce that European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has decided to be a sponsor of EuPhO`19. The provided support will allow us to involve more young minds to work on the Olympiad and to provide the best possible event for everyone involved. Additionally, presence of CERN representatives will be an exclusive addition to our event program.

Hope to see you all in Riga for fun, educational and unforgettable event!

Photograph by Patrick Finnegan


First Circular

We are proud to announce that EuPhO’19 will be held in Riga, Latvia from May 31st to June 4th and hosted by the University of Latvia. We ask all to read our first circular and send it to all potential participants.

If you are a potential team leader, please send an email until November 30th to with the following information:

  • Size of your country’s delegation; number of students (maximum of 5) and accompanying persons (at least 1 team leader).
  • Contact information of your country’s representative who will receive future information from EuPhO organizers.
  • If you require an official invitation letter, please send detailed information on whom that letter should be addressed to (e.g. Minister of Education of your country).

You will be provided with future circulars and other essential information regarding the EuPhO`19 if you do so.

Hope to see you in Riga!