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Attention physicists, artists, dreamers!  Want to play God for a few minutes? Ever dreamt of making something new, grand and amazing? Here comes an event just for you; where you can set your wild creative minds free and make your own laws and construct new universes.  A chance not to be missed by anyone with an urge to imagine and create, and not just because of the glory of winning and the associated cash prize. Your crazy ideas may turn out to be true one day! No prerequisites required.

Event Specifications:

No. of rounds: 2

    ·       The participants have to create their own set of physical laws which may/ may not resemble those of our world, but by no means exactly same as the existing ones.

      ·        Hence, they have to construct (imagine) a universe out of those laws, and analyze the behaviour of objects/entities in such a universe.

Abstract Submission (Selection Round) :

The abstracts have to be submitted to the email-ids given below before 31st January 2010 11:30pm.

Content of abstract:

     ·         Create your own set of physical laws which may/ may not resemble those of our world. Construct (imagine) a universe out of those laws.(Refer to the Rules)

       ·         The abstract should contain:

·         Name

·         Team No

·         Email ID

·         Phone No.

·         Physical laws governing the universe.(You have to submit only the rules governing the universe, analysis of the behaviour of objects/entities in such a universe and its consequences need NOT be included)

 Selection round: Online/On-campus:


The selection round will be held just before the main round on 4th February, 2010. It will be a quiz where participants will be asked questions on general physics as well as on their own abstracts (see abstract submission). The 1st 15 teams make it to the main round.

Main round: On-campus:

      ·       During the event they first have to present their laws, and then demonstrate the behaviour of their universe with the aid of a computer visual/animation/presentation. The participants will have to strictly follow the set of laws made by them.

      ·       The opponent teams will fire questions at the performing team and try to find inconsistencies in their description.

Schedule and venue


The entire event (selection + main round) is scheduled on 4th February (2:00 – 6:00 pm) in A-605 (main-building). If any outstation participants find any difficulty in finding the venue, please inform the event managers. (contacts below)


      • No. of members per team: Min:2 Max:5
• The physical laws that are created must be classical. Here, ‘classical’ implies:
                § Every entity and event in the created universe has a clear existence, not an uncertain one (No quantum mechanics allowed)
                § Time is absolute.
• Also, the laws should preferably concern with motion of matter/ propagation of energy or information/ influence exerted by different entities on one another.
• Each team shall have to submit a brief abstract (via email) outlining their set of laws on or before 31st January, 2010 11:30pm.(so that any violations of the specifications of the event may be pointed out). But they must NOT send the visual/animation/onscreen presentation.
• A selection-round in the form of a quiz will be held from which the best 15 teams will be selected for the main round. It will be held on-campus, in the same venue as the main event.
• While creating the computer-visual/onscreen presentation, Powerpoint / Moviemaker / Flash or any other motion tweening software is allowed, but if any special software is required to view the presentation, the participants are to carry a copy of the software with them.
• The duration of the presentation is 10 minutes (max) for each team, while another 5 minutes are kept for answering opponents’ questions.
• Each opponent team will be allowed to ask 1 question (max) to the performing team, but can point out any number of inconsistencies. The performing team shall be given chances to defend and answer.
• Judges’ decision shall be final and binding on all.

Judging Criteria:

·        Creativity: 

·         How ingenious the framework of laws is. 

·         How interesting the behavior of the universe is (show as many interesting situations as possible in the onscreen demonstration). 

  ·        Consistency:

           ·        The universe described must follow the laws defined by the particpants themselves. If the opponent teams succeed in pointing out inconsistencies, the performing team shall lose points for this category.                                                                                                              

           ·        Clarity of description:

           ·         Teams shall be judged on how clearly participants present the physical interpretation (and concept) of their ideas.Too much mathematics without clear physical interpretations will draw penalties in this category.

          ·         Also, if a team questions the performing team, and if the answer given to it is unclear/ irrelevant then the respective teams shall lose points for clarity of description.


-   Sample universe and guidelines: Click Here(pdf)  Click Here (ppt)

       ·       An example of a simple imaginary law and its consequences are described in this power-point demo : presentation

       ·      Softwares like Microsoft Power-Point or Maya are well documented by themselves. If you use Flash instead, you may find the following books and  websites useful:



 Certification Policy:

        ·         Certificate of Excellence will be awarded to the winner team and the next three teams.

        ·         Certificates of participation will be awarded to all other teams (including teams that are eliminated in the selection round)

  Event manager contacts

  Prakriteesh Sarma


  [email protected]


  Pramod B.G.


  [email protected]