Current & past editions

The first edition of the Beamline for Schools competition took place in 2014, the year that coincides with CERN’s 60th anniversary. The idea was to make a fully equipped beam line available for high-school students to run an experiment in the same way that the laboratory’s researchers do.

For the first time, the laboratory was offering a chance to high-school students worldwide to carry out an experiment at CERN as if they were real researchers working on a real proton beam line. Since then, the past editions met a great success and CERN received hundreds of submissions from students from all around the world willing to take part in this amazing competition.

So far 936 teams from 76 different countries with almost 8500 students have taken part in five successful editions.

Not convinced yet to join the next edition? Find out more about the last editions, check out the links and updates from the submenu above for more information about the competition and winners. Join us and take part for this exciting and fun adventure! 

Numbers of participating teams and countries for the BL4S competition since 2014: 

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