Physics underpins all sciences, so no matter what science one wants to study, Physics will be an important part of that. The International Year of Physics in 2005 had the aim of raising the awareness and importance of Physics, and a spin off from this was the launching of the South African Physics Olympiad, SAPhO. Today it attracts entries from across South Africa and neighboring countries.
The main objectives are to:
- identify students with ability in Physics
- raise the awareness of Physics
- to show how Physics impacts on our daily lives
- encourage students to study Physics