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July 18-26 2020



Welcome to IPhO 2020

Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania Algirdas Monkevičius Lithuania has been honoured to host 51st International Physics Olympiad – the largest in its history. More than 750 brightest minds and experts in physics are expected to gather in Vilnius to take up an intellectual challenge in this significant world-wide competition. Welcome to our country!
In Lithuania, physics has always been regarded as a cornerstone upon which technological revolutions were made and inventions changing and shaping our societies and our environment were generated. Lithuania is famous for its laser technology as one of the major industries of the country. Besides, Lithuanian physicists are also widely known for their accomplishments in organic optoelectronics, spectroscopy and semiconductor materials. We are proud of these scientific achievements.
Dear participants, I believe, you will not only demonstrate your best competences in solving theoretical and experimental problems of physics, but you will also enjoy your stay in Lithuania, find appealing its rich culture and beautiful nature, meet new people and gain valuable experience.
Good luck to you all! Let this Olympiad be the start of promising new friendships and the first important step into your careers of future researchers, innovators and world – shapers.

Algirdas Monkevičius
Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania