Thursday, February 11, 2016

Beamline for Schools Competition 2016

Register now for CERN's Beamline for Schools Competition 2016. ( )

CERN is offering high-school students from around the world the chance to create and perform a scientific experiment on a CERN accelerator beamline. Now in its third year, the competition is open to teams of at least 5 students aged 16 and up with at least one adult supervisor, or “coach”. Previous winners have tested webcams and classroom-grown crystals in the beamline, others have studied how particles decay and investigated high-energy gamma rays.

To enter, register your team name and your coach’s contact details now to start receiving email updates. Find out about the beamline and facilities on this website, then think of a simple, creative experiment. Submit your 1000-word proposal and 1-minute video (both in English only) by midnight (CET) 31 March 2016. In June 2016, CERN will announce between 10 and 20 shortlisted teams, one (maybe two) of these teams will come to CERN.

All participants will receive a certificate. Shortlisted teams will win a BL4S t-shirt for each team member, a cosmic-ray detector for the school and, for some, the chance to visit a nearby physics laboratory. For the winning team(s), nine members and up to two adult coaches per team will be invited, all expenses paid, to CERN for 10 days, preferably in September 2016, to carry out the experiments on the beamline.

More Details: Click Here.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

11th Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad 2016

Registration for 11th Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad 2016 has started. The divisional rounds will be starting from 11th March 2016 and the national round will take place on 25th March 2016.

All school/college students who were born in or after 1997 are eligible to participate. The registration fee for participation is 400 BDT and deadline for registration is on 20th February 2016.

The winners of this year’s competition will be selected to represent Bangladesh in the 10th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) 2016 to be held in India in this December. The entire expenditure of the IOAA participation will be provided by the Bangladesh Astronomical Association.

For more details, Facebook group: Bangladesh Astronomical Association (Official).
Registration Address: Avik Prakash – 51, Aziz Super Market (Ground Floor), Shahbagh, Dhaka.