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High school students from the Praedinius gymnasium winners BL4S competition 2019

26 June 2019

On June 24th CERN from Geneva and DESY from Hamburg announced the winning teams of this year’s Beam Line for School (BL4S) competition. This BL4S competition challenges students at high-schools from all over the world to propose an experiment at one of the very large accelerator facilities in Europe (CERN or DESY). The team known as the Particle Peers from the local Praedinius gymnasium and a team from the USA are the winners of 2019. Prof. Ad M. van den Berg from KVI-CART assisted the six students from the Groningen high-school in their quest to investigate the science question to be addressed at the accelerator facility of DESY in Hamburg. The team decided to investigate the difference in the development of the electromagnetic shower induced by either a positron or an electron. In October the Particle Peers team will perform this very experiment at the accelerator facility in Hamburg.

More information:

Press release: http://www.desy.de/news/news_search/index_eng.html?openDirectAnchor=1641&two_columns=1

Movie made by the Particle Peers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va1ZnjllFDk&feature=youtu.be

Article in the local newspaper (Dutch only) https://www.dvhn.nl/groningen/Vijfdeklassers-Praedinius-mogen-hun-eigen-onderzoek-doen-in-deeltjesversneller-24580752.html

The particle peers (Isabelle Koster, Abracha Koens, Cecile Wiersema, Janiek Weening, Frederiek de Bruine, and Ilja de Goede) in the physics lecture room of the Praedinius gymnasium Groningen (photo credit Kirsten Stadermann)
The particle peers (Isabelle Koster, Abracha Koens, Cecile Wiersema, Janiek Weening, Frederiek de Bruine, and Ilja de Goede) in the physics lecture room of the Praedinius gymnasium Groningen (photo credit Kirsten Stadermann)
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