BL4S proposal submission 2020 extremely successful
The deadline for the seventh edition of the Beamline for Schools competition has ended on 31 March 2020. An exceptionally high number of proposals has been received despite the current difficult situation worldwide. Altogether 198 proposals have been submitted from 47 countries. Apart from the very first edition in 2014, this marks a new record! We would like to thank the more than 1400 students worldwide for their motivation and engagement.
Also this year some white spots on the world map could be filled with countries, which have taken part in this competition for the very first time: Guatemala, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and Tanzania. Furthermore, seven teams collaborated across borders and consisted of students from several countries each.
Due to CERN's shutdown of its accelerators for maintenance and upgrade, the winning experiments in 2020 will be run once more at DESY in Hamburg, Germany in autumn. Now the evaluation process has started with about 50 experts involved. Besides the two winning teams, we will also announce shortlisted teams winning extra prizes. The official press release announcing the winners of this year's BL4S competition will follow in June, so stay tuned!