The 2020 edition of the French Physicists’ Tournament took place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February 2020 at Sorbonne University (place Jussieu, 75005 Paris), in the premises of the UFR of Physics. The Paris-Saclay team brilliantly ranked 4th/13 teams, and, as such, won a gold medal: the first 4 teams were in a pocket handkerchief.
The tournament that ended those 5 months of hard work by the students went very well, I think. The students seemed delighted and all of them did an exceptional job, probably much more than he had initially imagined and gave themselves a lot of pleasure in these mini research projects. The results were there and some of them are considering extending the adventure in the form of articles (in Emerging Scientist, the dedicated journal of the SFP in particular).
PALM funding will have been very useful in responding to the experimental inventiveness of the students !
Results obtained within the framework of the FPT2020 project financed by the training theme of the LabEx PALM and supported by Frédéric Moisy (FAST) and Frédéric Bouquet (LPS)