Students at Kopernikus-Gymnasium build ATLAS model

Together with their physics teacher Mr Wolf, the advanced physics course of the Kopernikus-Gymnasium in Duisburg built the ATLAS model designed by Sascha Mehlhase.

Over a period of 25 weeks, 14 dedicated students met with their teacher in their free time to bring the model to life, brick by brick. What started as a crazy idea developed into a meticulous and successful project that takes the passion for science and research at this school to a whole new level. The project was funded by the school’s booster club (Förderverein). Students and teachers are proud that Kopernikus-Gymnasium is one of the first schools in the world to successfully realise this fascinating project on its own. The model will be available to future generations of pupils to teach them about the fascination of particle physics.