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CERN Breamline for School (BL4S) Competition 2020

CERN Beamline for School (BL4S) Competition 2020

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Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) invites high school students from all around the world to participate in CERN Beamline for School Competition 2020. Moreover, the participating students must propose and perform a scientific experiment where the best model will get an opportunity to perform their demonstration with a fully-equipped accelerator beamline in DESY. DESY is a national research center in Germany that operates particle accelerators used to investigate the structure of matter. Especially, it conducts a broad spectrum of inter-disciplinary scientific research in three main areas: particle and high energy physics; photon science; and the development, construction and operation of particle accelerators.


The winning team will have an opportunity to win a fully-funded trip to DESY and demonstrate their experiment model in the one of the largest laboratories in the world. Moreover, the organizer covers the full costs of the winners’ participation in the competition, including travel, local transport, accommodation in the DESY hostel and three meals per day.

Furthermore, all the 30 shortlisted teams will receive a CosmicPi particle detector for their school and a BL4S T-shirt for each team member. In addition to that, the organizer provides other additional prizes as well as a certificate of excellence to the teams.


BL4S program is open to teams of high-school students from all around the world. Each team must have at least five students with at least one adult team coach. But however, there is no upper limit to a team’s size. Teams can be of students from a single school, or a number of schools working together.

Moreover, the participating team should totally free with respect to the experiment that they propose and the experiment should not raise any safety concerns. The technical feasibility will be an important criterion for the selection of the winners. Click here to see more about this technical feasibility guidelines.


In order to participate in CERN Beamline for School Competition 2020, interested schools and teams must submit their proposal no later than 31 March 2020 midnight CET.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 March,2020
Open toHigh School students from all over the world
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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