Article | Cosmic Radiation

Astrophysics team participates in «Jonk Fuerscher» Contest

1 April 2019 — Noah Stevens, Christophe Luis

On 23 and 24 March 2019, the Astrophysics team took part in the 48th Concours National Jonk Fuerscher in the Forum Campus Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg. Three students, Yannis Demoutiez, Christophe Luis and Noah Stevens entered the contest with their LEM.SCIENCE astrophysics project:

Our project is about the effect weather has on how much cosmic radiation reaches the Earth’s surface. For this, me measured different weather parameters with our own weather station on the school campus. For the cosmic radiation, we have detectors in our classroom. We then compared our data and presented the results at the competition.

On the first day, we set up our stand and presented our project to the judges in the afternoon. In the morning, we did some workshops with the other participants and afterwards, there was time to socialise. On the second day, the expo was open to the public and it was nice that so many people had interest in our project. Towards the end of the day, there was the prize ceremony where the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel amongst others held a speech. The Prime Minister also handed us a diploma and each project got a prize. Our team won a scientific trip to the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR).

Author(s): Noah Stevens, Christophe Luis
Editor: Andrea Grana
Team(s): Astrophysics Lab