CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced today the winners of its first beam line for schools competition. Following almost 300 submissions from school groups around the world, two teams have been selected to come to CERN to carry out their own experiments at a CERN beam line. The winners are the “Odysseus’ Comrades” team from Varvakios School in Athens and the “Dominicuscollege” team from Dominicus College in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
In proposals of fewer than 1000 words, teams had to explain why they wanted to come to CERN, what they hoped to take away from the experience and give initial thoughts on how they would use the particle beam for their experiment. They also had to summarize their written proposal in a creative and entertaining video.
Here’s the winning proposal by team “Odysseus’ Comrades”: