The deadline for submission for this year's Beamline for Schools Competition is over.

A big thank you to all participating teams! The winners will be announced in June, stay tuned!

The short-listed teams will be announced on 1 June.


BEAMLINE FOR SCHOOLS is an official competition powered by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. It is open for all high-school students around the world.

The competition invites teams of high-school students to propose a scientific experiment that they want to perform at CERN. First prizes for two winning teams is a trip to CERN to carry out their proposed experiments at a fully-equipped accelerator beam line. There are additional prizes for short-listed teams and certificates for all participants.

Be inspired and take part in hands-on scientific experiments on-site at CERN, a world-leading international research institute! CERN offers a great opportunity for students to learn, make new discoveries and apply their knowledge into new settings. Get inspired by the video below and stay tuned for news!


The two winning teams of 2018 will come to CERN end of September to perform their proposed experiments.

The two winning teams will be announced in June.


Would you like to be inspired by our previous editions? To discover more about the previous winners click here.

Winner participants from the Beamline for schools competition in 2017.


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High-school students performing their proposed experiments at CERN.


18 May 2018 — In this year's competition 195 teams from 42 countries with over 1500 students participated
17 May 2018 — The article of the winning team "Pyramid Hunters" is published in IOP Science
16 May 2018 — The BL4S website has been restructured and updated


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We are grateful to all our sponsors and supporters whose contributions help us make possible the 2018 Beamline for Schools Competition. 

Arconic Foundation  Motorola Solutions Foundation  

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