The winning teams of 2018 have been selected and the upcoming edition 2019 is announced.
The short-listed teams of 2018 can be found here, congratulations!

The pre-registration for 2019 is now open.



BEAMLINE FOR SCHOOLS (BL4S) 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. Because of the maintanance of CERN's accelerators starting at the end of 2018, the winning experiments in 2019 will take place at DESY in Hamburg, Germany, a world-leading accelerator centre. The first prize for two winning teams is a trip to DESY 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. How to take part? Have a look here.

Be inspired and take part in hands-on scientific experiments on-site at DESY, a world-leading research institute! Through BL4S, CERN and DESY offer a great opportunity for students to learn, make new discoveries and apply their knowledge into new settings. Get inspired by our videos and previous winners 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 come from India and the Philippines.


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.


20 Jun 2018 — The two winning teams of BL4S 2018 are finally selected and the competition 2019 is officially announced
1 Jun 2018 — This year's 30 short-listed teams have been selected.
18 May 2018 — In this year's competition 195 teams from 42 countries with over 1500 students participated


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