PACMAN, a Marie Curie Project, has launched an animation contest, with a prize of 500 Swiss Francs. The competition asks students to submit an animated video that explains to the general public the basic physics and engineering, as well as the technical difficulties, of the PACMAN project*.
The PACMAN project, whose acronym stands for Particle Accelerator Components’ Metrology and Alignment at the Nanometre scale, aims to develop new alignment techniques for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) modules and other future accelerators. Now in its final year, the last workshop will be held from 20 to 22 March 2017. The three-day conference will bring experts in the field from all over the world to CERN.
The award ceremony will take place during this final workshop and the creator of the winning video will be invited to attend it at the Organization’s expense.
To apply, you must upload the animation on a video-sharing website (such as YouTube or Vimeo), the link can be sent using the registration form available on the PACMAN website. Registrations will be open until 15 February; the winner(s) will be announced on 28 February.
*PACMAN aims at developing an integrated alignment technique for CLIC’s components, with a micron accuracy. CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) is a concept machine for a future linear collider accelerating and colliding particles along a 50-km long machine. This would provide significant fundamental physics information, complementary to that conveyed by the LHC. It will employ high-energy technologies operating at an unprecedented degree of precision, at the nano- and micrometre level. Topics of interest for the PACMAN project include: alignment, metrology radio-frequency, signal processing, magnetic measurements, microwave technology. Read more about the PACMAN project at this page.