The competition invites teams of high-school students to propose a scientific experiment that they want to perform at a particle accelerator. The two teams that prepare the best proposals will win a trip to a particle accelerator facility to perform their experiments at a fully-equipped beamline. Because of the maintenance of CERN’s accelerators since the end of 2018, the winning experiments in 2021 will run at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. There are additional prizes for a shortlist of teams and certificates for all participants.
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 and two coaches per winning team will be invited to the experimental facility. Teams may be composed of students from a single school or a number of schools working together.
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