Science&Art@School is a project to inspire young students with the cooperation of science and art through a three-day interdisciplinary workshop. Day one: The workshop starts with an introduction to modern physics with emphasis upon particle physics. Days two and three: the focus point is contemporary art reflecting upon science.
At the end of the workshop the students‘ artwork installation is presented during a public vernissage.
More information: http://scienceartschool.web.cern.ch
Numerous scientists at HEPHY will head to Munich this February for an international workshop on Dark Matter at the Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics.
CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the Organization’s next Director-General. Dr Gianotti’s mandate will begin on 1 January 2016.
Pupils of the AHS Theodor-Kramer-Strasse in Vienna converted regular coffee cans to fully functional particle detectors under the guidance of HEPHY scientists. They participated as “Youngsteins” in the ”Win a beamline” contest of CERN using those detectors. They made it to the top 16 of 292 participating teams.