Winning teams since 2014

Since the first edition in 2014, 16 teams have won the opportunity to run their experiments at a beamline at CERN until 2018 and at DESY in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

The teams "Odysseus' Comrades" from Greece and "Dominicuscollege" from the Netherlands won the first competition, followed in 2015 by "Leo4G" from Italy and "Accelerating Africa" from South Africa. For its third year running, CERN welcomed "Pyramid Hunters" from Poland as well as "Relatively Special" from the United Kingdom and for the fourth edition the teams "Charging Cavaliers" from Canada and "TCO-ASA" from Italy were welcomed. In the fifth edition, the teams "Beamcats" from the Philippines and "Cryptic Ontics" from India have been selected while in the sixth edition, the teams "Particle Peers" from the Netherlands as well as "DESY Chain" from the US have been invited to DESY in 2019. In 2020, the teams "Nations' Flying Foxes" from Switzerland as well as "ChDR-CHEESE" from Germany won the competition. In the eigth ediiton, the team "EXTRA" from Italy and the team "Teomiztli (Puma Cósmico)" from Mexico got the opportunity to perform their experiments at DESY in September 2021.

A beautiful mix of countries and origins for an enriching competition! If you are interested in learning about their projects, you can find all the information about previous winners as well as scientific articles here:


Since they left CERN, all teams have evolved in different ways. But also for the teams, which are still coming to DESY this year, media coverage is about to start. You can see some of the media coverage about previous winners and self-produced videos here: