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The books presented here are the books devoted to the IPhOs directly, collected due to kind help of the delegation leaders. Some WWW pages present lists of different text books, books on general physics, monographs etc. as books recommended to the people interested in the IPhOs. Such lists have nothing to do with any decision of any Olympic authorities and express private interests of some publishers, distributors, authors etc. only.

                        Waldemar Gorzkowski
                              President of the IPhOs

(stated on May 17, 2006)




  1. Nicolaus Vermes, International Physics Competitions 1967 - 1977, Roland Eotvos Physical Society, Budapest 1978, (first edition in Hungarian, second edition in English)
  2. Marius Gall, Anatolie Hristev, Probleme date la Olimpiadele Internationale de Fizica, Editura Didactica si Pedagogica, Bucuresti 1978 (in Romanian)
  3. Kahmeg K. Kudawa, International Physics Olympiads, Ganatleba, Tbilisi 1983 (in Georgian)
  4. Proceedings of the 15. International Physics Olympiad, Sigtuna, Sweden, AVC, Lund 1984 (sponsored by UNESCO)
  5. Rudolf Kunfalvi, Collection of Competition Tasks from the I through XV International Physics Olympiads 1967 - 1984, Roland Eotvos Physical Society and UNESCO, Budapest 1985
  6. Oleg F. Kabardin, Vladimir A. Orlov, International Physics Olympiads for Pupils (in Russian), Nauka, Moskva 1985
  7. Ana Smontara, Ivo Batistic, Katica Biljakovic, Erna Sustar, Fizikalne olimpijade - znacajni medunarodni susreti mladih ...” - special Supplement to „Matematicko-Fizicki List” devoted entirely to the IPhO, Drustvo Matematicara i Fizicara, Zagreb 1985 (in Croatian)
  8. 16th International Physics Olympiad, Portoroz, Yugoslavia, ed. by Anton Moljk and Bojan Golli, Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia, Ljubljana 1985 (sponsored by UNESCO)
  9. Gunter Lind, Physikalische Olympiade-Aufgaben, Aulis Verlag Deubner & Co., Koeln 1986 (in German) [ISBN 3-7614-0754-8]
  10. 17th International Physics Olympiad, Harrow-London, England, Organizing Committee of the 17th IPhO, Harrow 1986 (sponsored by UNESCO)
  11. Procedures for Selecting Teams to the International Physics Olympiads (a compilation of reports from different delegations), ed. by Waldemar Gorzkowski, Andrzej Kotlicki and Lars Silverberg, published by Lars Silverberg, Lund 1986.
  12. 18th International Physics Olympiad Report, Ministry of Education of the GDR and Organizing Committee of the 18th IPhO, Eggersdorf 1987 (sponsored by UNESCO)
  13. Collection of Competition Tasks from the I through XVII International Physics Olympiads (in Chinese), published in China under aegis of UNESCO, Beijing 1988
  14. Recueil des Sujets de Concours des Olympiades Internationales de Physique (1967 - 1984) et de Mathematique (1978 - 1985), D. CROS - C.I.F.E.C. - UNESCO, Paris 1988 (in French)
  15. Olimpiadas Internacionales de Fisica 1967 - 1986, UNESCO and Oficina Regional de Educacion para America Latina y El Caribe, Santiago de Chile 1988 (in Spanish)
  16. 19th International Physics Olympiad - Report, Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Sports of the Republic of Austria, Vienna 1988 (sponsored by UNESCO)
  17. Olimpiadas Internacionales de Fisica - I a XV (1967 - 1984), translated by Teresa Martin Sanchez and Manuela Martin Sanchez, Instituto de Ciencias de la Educacion and Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca 1989 (in Spanish) [ISBN 84-7800-022-4]
  18. XX International Physics Olympiad, ed. by Waldemar Gorzkowski, World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore 1990 [ISBN 981-02-0084-6]
  19. International Physics Olympiads, vol. I (collection of national reports), ed. by Waldemar Gorzkowski, World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore 1990 [ISBN 981-02-0107-9]
  20. A Report on International Science and Mathematical Olympiads, ed. by Peter O’Halloran, World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions, Canberra 1990 (collection of rules and Statutes; sponsored by UNESCO) [ISBN 0 7316 8741 8]
  21. Olimpiadas Internacionales de Fisica 1967 - 1990, ed. by Fernando Vega Salamanca, Corporacion Universitaria Antonio Narino, Bogota 1991 (in Spanish)
  22. Hans Jordens, XXI International Physics Olympiad, University of Groningen, Groningen 1991 (sponsored by UNESCO)
  23. XXII International Physics Olympiad, compiled by Carlos Sifredo Barrios and Rafael Llames Izquierdo, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cuba and Pueblo y Educacion Publishing House, Havana 1992 (sponsored by UNESCO)
  24. XXIII International Physics Olympiad, ed. by Heimo Saarikko, SCT Publishing, Singapore 1993
  25. XXIV International Physics Olympiad, ed. by Arthur Eisenkraft, American Association of Physics Teachers, New York 1993
  26. Daniel Kluvanec, Ivo Volf, Mezinarodni Fysikalni Olympiady (metodycky material), MaFy, Hradec Kralowe 1993 (in Czech) [ISBN 80-7041-672-6]
  27. Don-Hyung Choi, Sang-Wuk Lee, International Physics Olympiads - History and Collection of the Competition Tasks from the I through the XXII IPhO (1967 - 1992), Jiphyunjun Publishing Company, Seoul 1993 (in Korean) [ISBN 89-7455-900-5]
  28. Waldemar Gorzkowski, Zadania z fizyki z calego swiata - 20 lat Miedzynarodowych Olimpiad Fizycznych, WNT, Warszawa 1994 (in Polish) [ISBN 83-204-1698-1]
  29. XXV International Physics Olympiad, ed. by Shen Ke-qi and Cong Shu-tong, Human Education Publishing House, Hunan 1995
  30. Giuliana Cavaggioni, Dennis Luigi Censi, Francesco Minosso, Paolo Nesti, Umberto Penco, Le Olimpiadi della Fisica, Zanichelli Editore S.p.A., Bologna 1995 (in Italian) [ISBN 88-08-09114-7]
  31. Olimpiade Internationale 1990 - 1994; Matematica, Fizica, Chimie, Informatica, ed. by Constantin Harabor and Sofia Buse, Ministerul Invatamantului, Bucuresti 1995 (in Romanian) [ISBN 973-96813-6-0]
  32. Chaleo Manilerd, International Physics Olympiads - Problems and Solutions from 1967 - 1995, Rangsit University Press, Rangsit 1996 [ISBN 974-530-037-3]; the book has been published in two versions: in Thai and in English
  33. Duong Trong Bai, Cao Ngoc Vien, Bai Thi Vat li Quoc te (Problems of the International Physics Olympiads), vol. 1, Education Publishing House, Hanoi 1996 (first
    edition; third edition in 1999) – in Vietnamese
  34. XXVII International Physics Olympiad, ed. by Arnt Inge Vistnes, Department of Physics - University of Oslo, Oslo 1997
  35. XXVI International Physics Olympiad, ed. by Rodney L. Jory, Michael F. J. Peachey and John P. Rayner, Australian Science Olympiads, Canberra 1997 [ISBN 0 646 32217 6]
  36. XXVIII International Physics Olympiad, ed. by the Organizing Committee of the 28th IPhO, Sudbury 1998
  37. Pavlos Ioannou, International Physics Olympiads 1967 – 1997, KATOPTRO, Athens 1998 (in Greek) [ISBN 960-7778-07-3]
  38. Proceedings of the 29th International Physics Olympiad, ed. by Vidar Agustsson, publisher: 29th International Physics Olympiad (Taeknigardur, Dunhagi 5, Reykjavik, Iceland) 1999 [ISBN 9979-60-468-9]
  39. International Physics Competitions: International Physics Olympiads and First Step to Nobel Prize in Physics, ed. by Waldemar Gorzkowski, Instytut Fizyki PAN, Warszawa 1999, [ISBN 83-904922-2-9]
  40. Megjunadodni Olimpijadi po Fizika, ed. by Viktor Urumov, Prosvetno Delo, Skopje 1999 (in Macedonian) [ISBN 9989-0-0127-8]
  41. Medzunarodne Olimpijade iz Fizike, ed. By Boris Grbic, Marko Dzordzevic, Mirjana Popovic-Bozic and Marko Stoshic, Drushstvo Fizicara Srbije, Beograd 2000 (in Serbian) [ISBN 86-17-08245-3]
  42. Proceedings of the XXX International Physics Olympiad, ed. by Giuliana Cavaggioni, Association for the Teaching of Physics & Italian Physics Olympiads, Padova 2000
  43. Kompetisi Fisika Internasional - Olimpiade Fisika Internasional dan Langkah Pertama Meraih Hadiah Nobel Fisika; original edition by W. Gorzkowski, translated by Zamroni, Herwindo Haribowo, Yohanes Surya, Saparudin; Publishers: PT Sumber Daya MIPA & TOFI; Jakarta 2000 (in Indonesian) [ISBN 979-9520-01-0].
  44. Duong Trong Bai, Dam Trung Don, Bai Thi Vat li Quoc te (Problems of the International Physics Olympiads), vol. 2, Education Publishing House, Hanoi 2000 (first
    edition), 2001 (second edition) – in Vietnamese
  45. International Physics Olympiad XXXI × Leicester × UK, ed. by the Organizing Committee of the XXXI IPhO, Leicester 2001
  46. S. M. Kozel, V. A. Korovin, V. A. Orlov, Sbornik zadach i zadanii s otvetami i resheniami, Mnemozina, Moskva 2001 (the book contains the problems of the XVI – XXVI IPhO with solutions) [ISBN 5-87441-211-5] – in Russian
  47. 32nd International Physics Olympiad (Antalya, Turkey) – Proceedings, ed. by Sinan Kaan Yerti & Ibrahim Gunal, TUBITAK, Ankara 2002
  48. Ø. Guttersrud, C. Angell, Fagolympiadenes finaledeltakere vor blir de av? (Olympiad finalists - where do they go?), Department of Physics, University of Oslo, 2002 (in Norwegian); Report series: [ISSN 0332-571]
  49. Proceedings of the 33rd International Physics Olympiad – Bali, Indonesia – 2002, ed. by the Organizing Committee of the XXXII IPhO, Bandung 2003
  50. Supplement to the Proceedings: Problems and Solutions, ed. by the Organizing Committee of the XXXIII IPhO, Bandung 2003
  51. Proceedings of the Thirty Fourth International Physics Olympiad, ed. by Ming-Juey LinJessica Chang & Sophia Yang, Department of Physics – National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 2003
  52. 35th International Physics Olympiad – Proceedings, IPhO-2004 Organizing Committee, Pohang 2004
  53. Proceedings of 36th International Physics Olympiad, IPhO-2005 Organizing Committee, Salamanca, Spain 2005