Apply for the 2020 Beamline for Schools competition

Groups of physics students are invited, along with their teachers, to propose an idea for a particle-physics experiment

Beamline for Schools 2019
Students from the 2019 Beamline for Schools competition at work at DESY (Image: CERN)

The Beamline for Schools competition invites teams of high-school students to propose a scientific experiment that they want to perform at a particle-physics laboratory. Because of the ongoing 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. Learn more about BL4S and apply online (you have to submit your proposal until 31 March 2020 midnight CET)!

N.B.: Concerning the current health situation, we would like to emphasise that the competition for 2020 has NOT been cancelled!