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
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.
The hunt for the Higgs boson. Pupils analyse data taken with the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment at CERN in Geneva. The Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences invited interested pupils on Friday, 28 March 2014, to participate in the International Masterclass 2014 in Vienna.
On November 21st, the Carinthian Hands-On Science Center EXPI has invited the public to join in for this year's Open Day. A crowd of about one hundred enthusiasts seized the opportunity, and the last seat of the lecture hall was occupied when Prof. DI Winfried Kernbichler from the Technical University in Graz delivered a popular lecture about fusion energy.