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Beamline for Schools competition

CERN is offering high-school students from around the world the chance to create and perform a scientific experiment on a CERN accelerator beamline.

The third edition of the Beamline for Schools competition had an impressive total of 151 teams from 37 countries, representing a total of 1261 motivated students! (Only 1 entry from South Africa!) What better way to learn about physics? Now in its fourth year, the Beamline for Schools competition is open to teams of at least 5 students aged 16 and up with at least one adult supervisor, or “coach”.

Are you interested about registering for the 2017 competition?
Find out about the beamline and facilities on this website and go through the useful documents for detailed information! Finally, think of a simple and creative experiment and submit your written proposal as well as your short video between October 2016 and the 31st of March 2017.

Enter Competition:

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.