CERN has launched the Beamline for Schools competition 2016

downloadCERN is offering high-school students from around the world the chance to create and perform a scientific experiment on a CERN accelerator beamline within the Beamline for Schools (BL4S) competition. Applications are open until 1 April 2016.

Now in its third year, 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 at CERN, others have studied how particles decay and investigated high-energy gamma rays.

To enter the competition, teams must submit an 1000-word proposal and 1-minute video (both in English only) by 1 April 2016, 1:00 a.m Romania time. In June 2016, CERN will announce between 10 and 20 shortlisted teams, one (maybe two) of these teams will come to CERN.

All participants will receive a certificate. Shortlisted teams will win a BL4S t-shirt for each team member, a cosmic-ray detector for the school and, for some, the chance to visit a nearby physics laboratory. For the winning team(s), nine members and up to two adult coaches per team will be invited, all expenses paid, to CERN for 10 days, preferably in September 2016, to carry out the experiments on the beamline.

To register go here: http://cern.ch/bl4s

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