stands for "Boston", which is a bit of misnomer since the competition quickly outgrew Boston area in the first couple of years.
BAUPC is a physics and (somewhat) math competition that was designed to extend
the idea and spirit of high school olympiads to embrace students currently enrolled
in undergraduate program. Generously supported by
Harvard Physics Department the competition is held once a year usually in April.
The competition is currently organized by graduate students of Harvard Physics
Department, but interested parties from both inside and outside of the University
are welcome to join the team.
In its first 2 years the competition was a Boston area event, most participants being
undergraduate students from Harvard, MIT, and occasionally from nearby Boston University,
Northeastern, Tufts and Brandeis.
In 1997 Berkeley, Princeton and Caltech joined the effort.
In 1998 UC at Santa Barbara joined the list, and with the participation of Simon Fraser University the event became international.
In 1999 we welcomed Cornell University, University of Texas at Austin and State University of New York at Stony Brook and we have expanded since then.
If your school is interested in conducting
the competition in the future, contact us here.
2006 Competition Cancelled:
"Unfortunately we have decided not to hold the competition this spring.
We hope to continue the competition in the future. Please check in
with this webpage next year.
Oleg and David.