The Google Science Fair winner comes to CERN

Shree Bose, the Google Science Fair Grand Prize winner, will come to CERN for a three-day internship. She is looking forward to it and hopes to sit in the CERN Control Room, and to learn more about ALICE and in general the work going on here right now.


Google Science Fair winners Lauren Hodge (left) Shree Bose (middle) and Naomi Shah (right). (Image Copyright Google)

Despite her young age, Shree Bose is already an experienced researcher. Indeed, she has already been awarded prestigious prizes in various science fairs and competitions. Aged 17, she found a way to improve ovarian cancer treatment for patients when they have built up a resistance to certain chemotherapy drugs.

The project won the Grand Prize at the Google Science Fair, and together with an amazing 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, she also won a trip to CERN. “Shree will visit several experimental sites here and will sit next to our physicists and engineers, in the CCC and the Control Rooms, learning every aspect of experimental physics and our quest to discover the mysteries of the Universe,” says Silvano de Gennaro from the Communication Group, who is in charge of preparing an interesting visit programme for her.

Shree hopes to visit CERN when the LHC is in operation: “I'm so excited to have the opportunity to travel to CERN and actually see something that most people only talk about - namely the Large Hadron Collider. Silvano mentioned that if the LHC was running at the point when I visit, I might be allowed to sit in the Control Room with the physicists and understand the procedures and what would be going on. Personally, I think that would be such an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience and, as of yet, it's pretty much my dream for visiting CERN.”

by CERN Bulletin