What is the Beamline for Schools competition?

CERN is offering high-school students from around the world the chance to create and perform a scientific experiment on a CERN accelerator beamline. What better way to learn about physics?

Now in its third year, the Beamline for Schools competition has collected 150 proposals of motivated teams coming from all over the world. Teams are composed of at least 5 students aged 16 and up with at least one adult supervisor, or “coach”. Previous winners have tested webcams and classroom-grown crystals in the beamline, others have studied how particles decay and investigated high-energy gamma rays.

What would you do? Check-out the video of the 2015 winners who came at CERN to perform their experiment!

 

See below where the teams that applied for the 2016 edition of the competition come from: 

 

 

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