Apply for CERNs 2018 Beamline for Schools competition

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CERN is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the Beamline for Schools competition. Once again, in 2018, a fully equipped beamline will be made available at CERN for students from around the world. What better way to learn about physics?

Launched on the occasion of CERN's 60th anniversary, the Beamline for Schools initiative offers high-school students from around the world the opportunity to use a fully equipped beamline at the world's largest accelerator complex to run the students' proposed experiments. The competition is open to teams 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?

This unique science competition is not just a project for the elite, but every high-school student is welcome to participate. Motivation and creativity are as important as scientific accuracy. In the four previous editions about 7000 students from more than 40 countries have already taken part in this competition.

For the two winning teams, nine members and up to two adult coaches per team will be invited, all expenses paid, to CERN for 10 days to carry out their experiments. Shortlisted teams will win a BL4S t-shirt for each team member and a cosmic-ray detector for the school. All participants will receive a certificate.

Think of a simple, creative experiment and submit your written proposal and short video by the end of March 2018. The registration for 2018 is already open. Dive into the fascinating world of particle physics and join the adventure here: BL4S Homepage.