Hong Kong Physics Olympiad





Training schedule 2017 - 2018:            Phase I (!)              Phase II (!)                Phase III                Phase IV

HKAGE Leave Application Form

Tutorial assignment for Phase I   

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Date Announcements
13/03/2018 Here are the 8 students who will proceed to phase 3. The list can be found HERE. Congratulations!
02/01/2018 Minor change to the information on Phase 2 personnel

There has been a change to the school's name for one of the Phase 2 participants. The modified list can be found HERE.
22/12/2017 PROMOTION TO PHASE 2 (2017 - 2018)

[Update: 27/12/2017 - Please refer to the newly updated list for the top 31 students who will proceed to Phase 2. The list can be found HERE.  Sorry for the confusion as before.

The Phase 2 training schedule can be found on the 'Training schedule 2017 - 2018' section as above.

Congratulations to the students who have made this far!

08/12/2017 Lecture 21 on Stellar Astrophysics is now online.
30/11/2017 Notes for Lecture 20, along with Tutorial 20 are now online.

Please remember that both the lectures and tutorials this Saturday will happen at different venues. Therefore, please check the training schedule near the top of the website for details.
24/11/2017 Notes for Lecture 19, along with Assignment and Tutorial 19 are now online.
15/11/2017 Notes for Lecture 18 and Assignment 18 are now available.
11/11/2017 Due to some technicial issues, the notes for Lecture 17 along with the tutorial materials have been delayed. Now they are back online. Sorry for the delay.
31/10/2017 Notes for Lecture 16, along with Tutorial 16 and Assignment 16 are now online.
28/10/2017 Solutions for Selection Test 1 is now available.
Apologies for the delay.

Phase 1 Training schedule for the December sessions has been released. The additions have been highlighted in blue. Please note the room changes for this time period.
20/10/2017 Notes for Lecture 15 and Tutorial 15 are now online.

Group 3 Tutorial: Dr.Choy will be away, so Tony Fung will lead your tutorial tomorrow.
13/10/2017 Notes for Lecture 14 and Assignment 14 are now online.

Reminder: There will be a make-up lecture tomorrow from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Room 2306, so there will be no tutorials.
06/10/2017 Notes for Lecture 13, Assignment 13 and Tutorial 13 are now all online.

***Make-up lecture next Saturday (14th Oct) ***

There will be a make-up lecture on the 14th October 2017 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Room 2306 (i.e. NO TUTORIALS).
29/09/2017 Notes for Lecture 12, Assignment 12 + Solutions and Tutorial 12 are now all online.

Reminder of the tutorial room assignments:

Group 1: Room 2302 (LIFT 17-18)
Group 2: Room 2304 (LIFT 17-18)

Group 3: Room 5560 (LIFT 27-28)
Group 4: Room 5562 (LIFT 27-28)

Selection Test 1 Paper and Solutions will be online soon.
Sorry for the delay.
22/09/2017 Lecture 11 (23rd September 2017): This is a friendly reminder that the venue for Lecture 11 has changed to Room 5619 (Lift 31-32), due to HKUST Information Day.

Notes for Lecture 11 and the related assignment + solutions are now online.
20/09/2017 Paper checking session (PM, 23rd September 2017)

Solution presentation and paper checking for Selection Test 1 will all be held in Room 5619 from 2:00 pm onwards. All the tutors will be present in the same venue.
15/09/2017 Calculator use for Selection Test

Bottom line: If your calculator is cleared for use in HKPhO, then you are fine.

Room assignments (Provisional) for the upcoming Selection Test 1 are now available in the link below:

ROOM 2306,    ROOM 2407

If you cannot find your name on the lists, please let Dr. Tony Fung know as soon as possible.

Seating number will be assigned to all exam candidates and the rules regarding the test will be posted here soon.

Seating assignment [Updated 10pm, 15/09/17]  : ROOM 2306ROOM 2407

Lecture notes on Electromagnetism I are now online.
Assignment 10 and its solutions are now online.
No tutorial due to Selection Test 1.
11/09/2017 There is a mistake in the solution for Selection Test 1, Q4 in the Year 2016. An erratum has been uploaded.
07/09/2017 Tutorial 9 and its solutions are now online.
01/09/2017  Reminder: Tutorial room assignment (02/09/2017 - 16/09/2017)

Group 1: Room 2302 (LIFT 17-18)
Group 2: Room 2304 (LIFT 17-18)

Group 3: Room 5560 (LIFT 27-28)
Group 4: Room 5562 (LIFT 27-28)

Also Tutorial 8 and its solutions are now online. Furthermore, there will be lab demos during the lecture period.
26/08/2017 The venues for lectures and tutorials have been updated, starting from next week.
(Please refer to the updated training schedule above).
24/08/2017 Notes from Lecture 7 to 9 have been uploaded.
Finalised version of the problems and solutions for Tutorial 7 + Assignment 7 are also online.
18/08/2017 Further materials have been added to notes for Lecture 5 - 6.
Assignment 6 with solution is now online.
Tutorial 6 with solution is now online.
16/08/2017 Contents for Lecture 4 and 5 have been updated.
Supplementary notes for Lecture 4 have been uploaded.
Lecture 06 will be a continued discussion from Lecture 05 (i.e. No new set of notes for Lecture 6).
14/08/2017 Solutions for Assignment 4 and 5 are now online.
12/08/2017 Notes for Lecture 5 are now online.
11/08/2017 Solutions for Assignment 1 - 3 are now online.
Tutorial 5 and Assignment 5 questions are now online.
Solutions for Assignment 4 will be coming soon ...
05/08/2017 Notes for Lecture 4 are now online.
04/08/2017 Assignment 3 and Tutorial 3 are now available. The HKAGE Leave Application Form is also now available to download in this website.
28/07/2017 Notes for Lecture 3 are now available.
28/07/2017 Tutorial 3 and Assignment 3 are now available in 'Teaching Materials' portion of the website.

Please note that you do not need to hand-in the assignments, as they are designed to be done at home and during the tutorial sessions at your own pace. The assignments will not be graded and the solutions will be provided, as soon as they are available.
21/07/2017 For Tutorial Group 3 students only:
You probably aware that Dr Stephen Choy will be away tomorrow, as he is currently part of the IPhO 2017 team. 
If Dr Choy has already got plans for you all, please ignore this.
If not, please continue reading ...
1. Please sign the attendance sheet that has been placed in the Group 3 tutorial room as usual.
2. Collect the PEP assignment questions and the 'Extra questions' sheet, in case you have done the assignment questions already. These sheets will be placed next to the attendance sheet.
3. Feel free to go to either the Group 1 or Group 2 tutorial room. Group 1 is located in Room 2302 and Group 2 is located in Room 2306.
Of course, please feel free to take part in the Group 1 / Group 2 tutorials if you find the worksheets boring or not challenging enough for you.
Group 1 and Group 2 tutorial will cover mulivariable calculus (integration).
20/07/2017 As some of you have experienced problems in downloading the Powerpoint files. All materials have now been converted to pdf files. You may download them through the usual channels. Notes for Lecture 2 are now available.
20/07/2017 Tutorial 2 and Assignment 2 are now available in 'Teaching Materials' portion of the website. Please use the user name and password given to access them.
15/07/2017 Lecture 1 is now available to download.
13/07/2017 Tutorial 1 and Assignment 1 are now available in 'Teaching Materials' portion of the website. Please use the user name and password given to access them.
Each student has been assigned to a tutorial group for the afternoon sessions. Please click on the link 'Tutorial assignment for Phase I' above for more details. The location for each tutorial venue is clearly shown on the training schedule.

** For those who have applied for Phase I attendance exemption may choose to ignore this for now. **
Phase I training schedule for 2017 - 2018 has now been uploaded as above, with the maps showing you all how to get to these venues.

Announcements made in 2016 - 2017

Participating organisations


Organized by: EMB, Physics Society of HK and HKUST.