IMG 3759Build a safe that is uncrackable! Tens of teams of high school students from Israel and abroad have been taking up this challenge set by the Davidson Institute of Science Education, which leads, coordinates and operates the educational activities of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Each team then tries to unlock the safes of the other teams.

Established in the year 2000, The Shalheveth Freier Physics Tournament requires high school students to design and build a safe with a locking mechanism based on principles of physics and physical phenomena, topping it off with a physics riddle. Those teams who succeed in building a safe are invited to the Davidson Institute at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, where they try to break open as many of the other teams’ safes as possible in a limited amount of time. Entries receive points from a panel of Weizmann Institute scientists, not only for being pickproof but also for aesthetics and originality.

Since the year 2011, the Lauder-Reut team has been invited to to the prestigious international applied Physical tournament. So far, Lauder-Reut is the only team representing Romania with honor.