Constructor University students secure second place at DOPPLERS Physics Competition: Head to international PLANCKS in Milan

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The Constructor University team competed against teams from other universities in a series of challenging physics problems, and won second place at the DOPPLERS-DPG Physics competition- the physics Olympiad of Germany (copyright source: DPG / Alicia Bastr

Constructor University's physics students have once again demonstrated their mastery of the subject, taking second place in the recent physics competition, DOPPLERS-DPG. The team, comprising of two students, one alumnus, and an external student from Paris, will be representing Germany at the international physics competition, PLANCKS, in Milan from May 12th to 16th 2023.

DOPPLERS-DPG, which attracted around 100 participants from all over Germany, is known as the German Olympics in Physics problem solving for bachelor, master and PhD students. This year it was held on March 31st, 2023. The Constructor University team consisting of two students Dmytro Kolisnyk (BSc 2023), Sebastian Nicolas (BSc 2023), and alumnus Marco David (BSc 2020), along with Quentin Lamouret (École normale supérieure, Paris), competed against teams from other universities in a series of challenging physics problems, and won second place.

Kolisnyk and Nicolas

This is not the first time that Constructor University has excelled in physics competitions. Dmytro Kolisnyk (BSc 2023), one of the members of the DOPPLERS team, previously won a silver medal at the University Physics Competition in 2021, along with his teammates who won the gold medal for the University in 2020. The University, previously under the name of “Jacobs University”, has won two gold (2014 and 2020), five silver, and two bronze medals in the University Physics Competition for nine years in a row. In 2014, along with other years, ahead of National University of Singapore, Yale, Harvard, and others.

The Constructor University team will be joined by the winning team from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and the third-ranked team from TU Munich/TU Berlin at PLANCKS. The competition will bring together some of the brightest students from universities around the world to compete in a variety of challenging physics problems.

"We are incredibly proud of our students for their exceptional performance at DOPPLERS," said Dr. Peter Schupp, Professor of Physics at Constructor University, "their hard work and dedication have paid off, and we are confident that they will continue to excel at the international level. We wish them the best of luck at PLANCKS."

The success of Constructor University's physics team is a testament to the university's commitment to academic excellence and student success. The university's physics program is known for its rigorous curriculum and world-class faculty, and its graduates are highly sought after by employers in a variety of fields.

For more information about Constructor University's Physics program, please visit the website at:

To read about Constructor University’s past success in the competition, see previous press releases here:

News: 'Gold for Jacobs University: Students win international physics competition'

Image 2: Constructor University students Dmytro Kolisnyk (BSc 2023) and Sebastian Nicolas (BSc 2023) are half of the Physics team headed for Milan to take part in the PLANCKS Physics competition May 12-14th (source: Constructor University).


About Constructor University:
An international community, vibrant and diverse. Offering academic excellence, ensuring the highest standards in research and teaching. Empowering students to solve the world's pressing challenges through knowledge and science: Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-speaking, private university. Founded in 2001, it provides a wide range of 25+ academic programs and PhD. The Constructor ecosystem comprises the University, located in Bremen, Germany, and an institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Over 1.800 students from more than 110 nations on campus benefit from a unique interdisciplinary, foundational theoretical and practical education. Enriched with a buzzing entrepreneurial culture that prepares young professionals to thrive in the job market. With 6.000+ alumni worldwide, our community keeps growing – with our highest cohort ever registered in 2022.
The research-centric faculty projects are funded by the German Research Foundation and the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation as well as by globally leading companies.
The Constructor ecosystem benefits from partnerships with high-ranked universities such as Carnegie Mellon, the University of Geneva or the National University of Singapore School of Computing, and technology companies such as Anisoprint, JetBrains and ChemDiv.

Constructor is a global institution dedicated to addressing the main challenges of the world through science, education, and technology. Apart from the University in Bremen, the ecosystem comprises an Institute in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) and several for-profit entities that provide technology infrastructures and solutions, life-long education programs, consulting services, and funding.

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