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New paper published: 3D-Printable Model of a Particle Trap

Are you interested in particle traps? Do you have access to a 3D printer? Then you should have a look at our new paper “3D-Printable Model of a Particle Trap: Development and Use in the Physics Classroom” recently published in the Journal of Open Hardware.

In this paper, you can learn more about the design process of the hardware, but also about the design of our worksheets, which take students’ conceptions into account. In addition, you can find all 3D files and a detailed construction manual online.

Beamline for schools competition, classroom activities, & Girls, do physics!

Experiments at a world-leading accelerator centre: CERN and DESY are looking forward together to the next edition of Beamline for Schools in 2019. This year’s winning teams will be invited to DESY in Germany to carry out their proposed experiment at a fully-equipped accelerator beamline. Do not miss your chance, register now und submit your proposal by 31 March 2019 (


CERN Doctoral Student Programme - 2 Physics Education Research Projects

We are currently looking for two PhD students to support our Physics Education Research team at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. The selected candidates will join CERN’s Teacher & Student Programmes section and focus on students’ interest and science identity in the framework of modern physics contexts and medical applications.

More information about the planned projects are available online:


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