been one of our best years in recent history. Our attendance has increased, a
high of the last few years, reaching more than 350 unique students of our school,
not counting people reached at different festivals.
in many different activities. Not only our usual session at our home – The House
of sciences, but also went to other cities, and participated in festivals, reaching
an audience otherwise unreachable.
long, our students competed in our competition – the best test taker. Each
session, they had to take a short test of 10 questions about the lectures
given. Usually, we give out small prizes for the best test takers, however, this
year, we had a much larger prize. We have been working with CERN, and in
collaboration with them, two of the best test takers, one girl and one boy, were
able to take an all expenses paid trip to the CERN accelerator complex. Two
students from the tenth grade were the best, beating all the other, both
younger and older highschoolers. And at the start of July, they went on a three-day
trip to the accelerator complex, visiting the Latvian scientists working there
and enjoying the fruits of their labor. They visited the CMS or compact muon
solenoid detector and also the anti-matter factory. Finishing on the
anniversary lecture of the discovery of the Higgs boson.
A lot has
been accomplished this year, but we are looking forward to the next season,
more physics is coming. See you all next year.