The prizes for the 2017 edition
Two winning teams:
The two winning teams will win a trip of 10-12 days to CERN, to carry out their proposed experiments on the beamline. CERN will cover the full cost of the winners' participation to the Competition, including travel, local transport, accommodation in the CERN hostel and three meals per day. Before coming to CERN, the winning teams will have the opportunity to work together with CERN scientists on their ideas on how to use the beamline and plan out a particle physics experiment. The exact time to be agreed between CERN and the winning teams.
Find more pictures from former winning teams and their summary video here:
Short listed teams (The teams that make it with their proposal to the final round of the selection process):
We will have at least 30 teams in the short list for 2017. Therefore you have a very good chance to win the prizes mentioned below:
Short listed teams will receive a CosmicPi particle detector for their school and a T-shirt for each team member.
A Cosmic Pi detector - a low cost distributed cosmic ray detector, based on Raspberry Pi.
Cosmic rays are everywhere, flying through the atmosphere, our bodies, our computers, everything. Previously the detection and analysis of cosmic rays was the exclusive domain of high energy physicists, with large expensive detectors. It uses a specially designed detector combined with the low cost hardware of the Raspberry Pi computer for data storage and online analysis. Each detector can be networked to create a giant cosmic ray telescope.
All participants will receive a BL4S certificate to certify their submission of proposals.