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Students from BGU’s Ilan Ramon Youth Physics Center to Visit the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland

Students from BGU’s Ilan Ramon Youth Physics Center to Visit the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland

December 29, 2011

Natural Sciences, Negev Development & Community Programs

BGU is making a difference in the lives of aspiring physicists who participate in youth programming at the Ilan Ramon Youth Center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Prof. Victor Malamud, director of physics at BGU’s Ilan Ramon Youth Physics Center along with Dr. Hezi Yitzhak, a physics teacher at the Sde Boker Field School, are in the final stages of planning a youth delegation trip to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland. Only few people have had the privilege of visiting the guarded site so far, including just two delegations of children from around the world – none of them from Israel.

“We feel very proud,” says 16-year-old Idan Bergman, one of the children who will take part in the trip.

“Only few people have been there, while many physicists haven’t, and we’re about to fulfill our dream at such a young age.”

In recent weeks, the students have been working with academic instructors from BGU to decide on the issues they will research in Switzerland.

BGU’s Ilan Ramon Youth Physics Center was named for Israel’s sole astronaut, an air force colonel from Beer-Sheva who died in the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

The Center operates programs that begin in kindergarten and continue through high school.

Read more about the Ilan Ramon Youth Physics Center in the most recent issue of AABGU’s Impact magazine >>

Read more about the Israeli student delegation trip on Ynet News>>