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The winning science of Italian school

On the 8th of February at 3 pm, in the Sala Aldo Moro of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Cooperation, it was held the award ceremony of “Beamline for Schools – BL4S 2017”, in the frame of a special event devoted to Italian excellence in Physics.
Italy is the only country to have won twice this competition. BL4S is a yearly contest addressed to high school students from all over the world. This initiative – which is now into its fifth edition – offers the opportunity to stay at CERN and also to use some of its facilities to firsthand perform the experiment proposed and selected in the international competition. This initiative – which is now into its fifth edition – offers the opportunity to stay at CERN and also to use some of its facilities to firsthand perform the experiment proposed and selected in the international competition. During the ceremony, the Italian teams from the scientific high schools of “Temistocle Calzecchi Onesti” in Fermo and “Leonardo Da Vinci” in Florence, winners respectively of 2017 and 2015, described their experience and the results of the experiments carried out at the prestigious research centre. Finally, the latest winners were awarded by Fabiola Gianotti, General Director of CERN. The success of the team from “T. Calzecchi Onesti” High School is due, inter alia, to the experience gained by some its students who, in 2016, were hosted at LNF Beam Test Facility (BTF). In that occasion, under the coordination of the LNF researcher Luca Foggetta, they had performed an experiment thanks to which they had made it to the semifinals of that year.

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Translation by Camilla Paola Maglione, Communications Office INFN-LNF