Beamline competition calls all schools

16 September 2016

CERN has announced the 4th edition of its Beamline for Schools Competition, which will see two winning teams of students undertake an experiment of their design at a fully equipped CERN beamline next year. The 2017 competition, which is made possible thanks to the Alcoa Foundation, is open to teams of high-school students aged 16 or older. A maximum of nine students per winning team will be invited to CERN, and teams can be composed of pupils from a single school or a number of schools working together.

Previous winners have tested webcams and classroom-grown crystals in the beamline, and also studied how particles decay and investigated high-energy gamma rays. Interested schools can pre-register their team to receive the latest updates, and further information about how to apply can be found at The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2017.

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