145 small Einsteins at voestalpine

On 8 April 2014, the 145 best upcoming physicists from the 4th grade of 33 different secondary schools from all of Upper Austria will have their knowledge of physics tested at the Mini Physics Olympics.

The physics problems, which the youngsters will have to solve within a 90-minute period in the event center of the voestalpine Stahlwelt, are very tricky. Knowledge of the laws of physics is not the only thing they will need. They also will have to combine their logical thinking abilities with common sense.

When the day's work is done, the young participants will enjoy a buffet meal. Afterwards, a magician will lighten up the tension before the winners are announced.


  • 9:30 a.m. Arrival of students
  • 10:00 a.m. Beginning
  • 12:00 noon Handing-in of works
  • 2:00 p.m. Awards ceremony
  • 2:45 p.m. Tour of voestalpine Stahlwelt

Be a fan and win

For the first time, the students who stay at home will also have the chance to get involved. In an Instagram contest, the most creative fan picture will be rewarded.

Photographs of cheering classmates with the hashtag #miniolympiade can be uploaded within a 48-hour period after the beginning of the Olympiad (10:00 a.m. on 8 April).

The winners will receive free admission to the voestalpine Stahlwelt and a snack at the voestalpine Stahlwelt Cafe for the entire class.

Please find further details on the competition in the conditions of participation .

Promoting young talent

Supporting this event has been important to the voestalpine Steel Division for many years. After all, the upcoming physicists of today might become the innovative minds of tomorrow.