Beamline for Schools International Competition 2020, CERN, Switzerland


March 31, 2020


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International competition for high school students from all around the world organised by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland

Did you ever wonder what it is like to be a scientist? If you’re up for a challenge, the BL4S competition is your chance to experience it. Any high-school student from all around the world can join the adventure. Jump into the world of particle physics and think of a simple and creative experiment.

The competition invites teams of high-school students to propose a scientific experiment that they want to perform. Because of the maintenance of CERN's accelerators since the end of 2018, the winning experiments in 2020 will be run at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. The first prize for the winning teams is a trip to DESY to carry out their proposed experiments at a fully-equipped accelerator beamline. There are additional prizes for shortlisted teams and certificates for all participants.

Who is eligible? 

The competition is open to teams of high-school students from all around the world who, if they win, are invited (with up to two adult team coaches) to DESY to run their experiment. Teams must have at least five students with at least one adult team coach, but there is no upper limit to a team’s size (although just nine students per winning team will be invited to DESY). Teams may be composed of students from a single school, or a number of schools working together. Take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! 

Which experiments can be proposed? 


Your team is totally free with respect to the experiment that you propose as long as it does not rise any safety concerns. The technical feasibility will be an important criterion for the selection of the winners. We know that judging what is feasible and what is not may be difficult for you. Refer to this support document for information.

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Eligible Countries
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Publish Date
January 22, 2020
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