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
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.
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.