Basic Information

  • Physics Brawl Online is a non-profit three-hour-long team competition for anyone with an interest in physics.
  • Teams of up to five competitors are trying to solve as many physics problems as possible in a given time limit of three hours in a fierce competition of hundreds of teams from all around the world.
  • Every team starts with the same seven problems, for each problem solved they get a new, more challenging one.
  • It is possible to compete in Czech and English language.
  • The participation is free of charge.

Organizers

Physics Brawl Online is organized on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic by the FYKOS student group, consisting mostly of students of physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University. The rooms, hosting and hardware are provided by the Institute of Theoretical Physics and the Department of Applied Mathematics.

The FYKOS group also organizes an offline version of the Physics Brawl Online called Fyziklani (which in Czech loosely translates to "Physics Brawl") which is held annually in Prague, and the FYKOS Online Physics Competition taking place throughout the school year.

events organized by FYKOS

Main organizers

Kateřina Charvátová
Chief organizer of the Physics Brawl Online
Studies 3. year of BSc. Physics at FMP CUNI.
Matěj Mezera
Consultant of the chief organizer of the Physics Brawl Online
Studies 2. year of MSc. Physics at FMP CUNI.
Martin Vaněk
Chief organizer of FYKOS
Studies 3. year of BSc. Physics at FMP CUNI.
Jozef Lipták
Physics problems administrator and chief editor
Studies 2. year of MSc. Physics at FMP CUNI.
Daniel Dupkala
Consultant
Studies 2. year of MSc. Teaching physics and math at FMP CUNI.
Štěpán Stenchlák
IT, livestream
Studies 2. year of MSc. Software and data engineering at FMP CUNI.
Michal Červeňák
IT
Works at The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Veronika Hendrychová
IT
Studies 2. year of BSc. Mathematical informatics at FNSPI CTU.
Tomáš Červeň
Graphics, livestream
Studies 1. year of MSc. Physics at FMP CUNI.

Authors of physics problems:

  • Jaroslav Herman
  • Karel Kolář
  • Daniela Pittnerová
  • Šimon Pajger
  • Jáchym Bártík
  • Václav Mikeska
  • Kristián Šalata
  • Matěj Mezera
  • Vojtěch David
  • Veronika Hendrychová
  • Jindřich Jelínek
  • Martin Vaněk
  • Jiří Blaha
  • Jozef Lipták
  • Štěpán Marek
  • Matěj Rzehulka
  • Jakub Šafin
  • Tomáš Tuleja
  • Mikuláš Matoušek
  • Robert Gemrot
  • Josef Trojan
  • Patrik Kašpárek

Central Commission

Bc. Daniel Dupkala
Prezident
Daniel is a student of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (MFF CUNI), and he has been the main organizer of Fyziklání for 6 years now. He is an active organizer of FYKOS and Physics Náboj in the Czech Republic and he is a member of the Promotion Committee of MFF CUNI and also a president of the National Committee Czech Republic of International Association of Physics Students. Apart from this, Daniel is a mathematics teacher at the SPŠST Panská secondary school.
Kateřina Charvátová
Vice-President
Kateřina is a student at MFF CUNI, she is the main organizer of the Online Physics Brawl and she is an active organizer of Fyziklání and FYKOS.
Lubor Čech
Lubor is a student at MFF CUNI and he is a deputy of the main organizer of Fyziklání. Lubor is also a deputy main organizer of Brnenska prednaskova NOC (Brno Lecture Night) and he has been organizing the correspondence seminar Vyfuk for 4 years.
Michal Červeňák
Michal works at the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and he is one of the most experienced organizers of FYKOS. Michal is responsible of the technical features of the organization of Fyziklání and Online Physics Brawl, he develops and maintains the game systems.
doc. RNDr. Martin Čížek, Ph.D.
Doc. Čížek is an employee of MFF CUNI - ITP and he examines collisions of atoms and molecules and studies molecular electronics. He has collaborated in the testing of the physics problems for Fyziklání and Online Physics Brawl.
RNDr. Karel Kolář, Ph.D.
Karel is an editor in the Prometheus publishing house and he led FYKOS for several years as the main organizer. He has been organizing Fyziklání for 12 years and he has also taken part in all of the Online Physics Brawl developments. He was the main coordinator of the MF Náboj (currently Junior Náboj). He took part in the organization of Days with Experimental Physics, Weeks with Applied Physics, Science Week at Jaderka, and other activities for secondary schools. He is a jury member of TMF.
RNDr. Přemysl Kolorenč, Ph.D.
RNDr. Kolorenč Ph.D is an employee of MFF UK - ITP and he has been the head of FYKOS for 15 years. He is also a member of the Promotion Committee of MFF CUNI.
Bc. Daniela Pittnerová
Daniela is a student at MFF CUNI, she is a deputy main organizer of FYKOS and she had led it for 4 years. She has extensive experience with organizing events such as Fyziklání, Online Physics Brawl, and Physics Náboj. Daniela is a vice president of the National Committee Czech Republic of International Association of Physics Students.
Bc. Štěpán Stenchlák
Štěpán is a student at MFF CUNI and he organizes FYKOS. He provides technical support and handles the promotion of Fyziklání and Online Physics Brawl.
Martin Vaněk
Martin is a student at MFF CUNI and he is the main organizer of FYKOS. He also organizes Fyziklání and Online Physics Brawl.
doc. RNDr. Mgr. Vojtěch Žák, Ph.D.
Doc. Žák is the head of the DPD MFF CUNI and he is a consultant of FYKOS. In his work, he focuses on the quality of physics education and the physics curriculum. He is a member of the Promotion Committee of MFF CUNI and he is also its coordinator for the physics section in Troja.