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The registrations to the 2022 edition are open!

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Beamline for Schools is a physics competition organized by CERN that invites teams of high-school students from all over the world to prepare the proposal for an experiment that can be performed at a particle accelerator test beam facility.

the two teams who will submit the best proposals will win the opportunity to realize their experiments at CERN.

The call for the 2022 edition is open.
all the information can be found on this website


                              Beamline for Schools 2022 is ready to start!


This physics competition offers high-school students the unique opportunity to conduct a physics experiment in a leading research laboratory. Beamline for Schools has become very popular over the past eight years, with more than 13000 students participating in it.


The competition is open to teams of at least five students, 16 years and older, with at least one adult supervisor, or “coach”. If you want to take part in it, think of a simple, creative experiment and submit a written proposal (up to 1000 words) and a short video proposal (1 minute) by April 15, 2022. It is a challenging task but do not be afraid, get inspired by previous editions’ proposals and do not hesitate to get in touch with us or with the contact person in your country or region.


 Every year, two teams are selected by a committee of experts and win the opportunity to perform their experiments at a particle physics facility. In 2022, the experiments will be performed at the testbeam facility of the Proton Synchrotron (PS) accelerator at CERN. It offers particle beams and infrastructure that allow for a very wide range of experiments in particle physics, detector development, and multidisciplinary science. Find out more about the beamline and the facilities available for the competition at


 How to participate:


  •     December 2021 – Registration opening


Register your team name, country and coach’s contact details to start receiving email updates. Do not worry, you are not expected to have a proposal idea yet.


  •      10 January 2022 – Opening of proposal submission


  •      15 April 2022 – Submission deadline


Submit your written proposal and video (both in English only) by midnight CET. Note that the video is not mandatory.


  •     June 2022 – Winners announcement


CERN will announce the winners, who will travel to CERN to perform their experiments, as well as the teams that will receive special prizes.


  •      End of September 2022 – Experiment time at CERN.


The exact date will be announced according to the accelerator schedule.


 Useful contacts: Experienced scientists from different countries have offered to help the teams in their native language, you can find a list here:


If your country is not in the list, do not hesitate to contact us at:


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