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ALICE model at Berlin high school

Together with two physics-enthusiastic teachers, students of the Gustav-Heinemann-Oberschule in Berlin built the ALICE model with almost 18,000 pieces. As part of a project week on the topic of particle physics, about 15 students explored the ALICE Experiment, how it works, and the physical questions posed by the experiment located at CERN. The students also gained further insights into life and work at CERN in a video conference with particle physicist Sascha Mehlhase.

Here are a few shots of the construction and the presentation:

ALICE model 2.0

© Julia Els

Earlier this month the second iteration of the ATLAS LEGO model was built at CERN for the time.
The construction manual for this revised version is online on the BYOPD website and this particular model was built by high-school students from Liceo Gandini, Lodi (Italy) and some ALICE summer students with the invaluable help of Johannes Nienhaus and Julia Els.

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