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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.ch/bl4s).


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:

Summer programmes for high-school students and high-school teachers

Summer Programme at CERN

In summer 2018, CERN will offer several residential programmes for high-school students and their teachers. These summer programmes offer the unique chance to explore the fascinating world of particle physics through lectures, on-site visits, hands-on workshops, and ample opportunities to interact with CERN’s scientific community. The programmes will be delivered entirely in English and are open for participants from around the world.

Apply now to be teacher in residence with S'Cool LAB at CERN!

S'Cool LAB 3d-printable Quadrupole Ion Trap

Are you a high-school teacher, passionate about 3D printing and would like to join the S'Cool LAB team for 4-6 months at CERN?

We are looking for a Teacher in Residence to develop new, easy-to-build hands-on particle physics activities for classroom teaching. For example, a 3D-printable ATLAS magnet model or a quadrupole ion trap (pictured).

Beamline for Schools competition 2018 - apply now



CERN is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the Beamline for Schools competition running in 2018. A fully equipped beamline at CERN will be made available for students from all around the world to carry out their proposed experiments. Besides prizes for the short listed teams, the top prize is a trip to CERN for the two winning teams. The registration for 2018 is already open. The deadline for submitting a proposal is the 31st of March 2018. Dive into the fascinating world of particle physics and participate in this unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!


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