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XMaS Scientist Experience 2020

Project Background

Launched in 2015, the XMaS Scientist Experience is a UK national competition for Year 12 female Physics students to win an all expenses paid 4-day trip to the ESRF in Grenoble, France.

The aim:

To encourage young women to consider science careers, foster a sense of community, encourage self-belief.

You don't need to excel at Physics to have a chance to win. Be passionate, be creative, share you enthusiasm with us!

The competition:

This year, students are asked to write a two page essay on 'Jocelyn Bell Burnell: her contributions to science and her role in the advancement of women in STEM subjects' and to tell us more about 'What is XMaS, in which ways do you expect to benefit from the visit to the European Synchrotron Research Facility and how might the visit affect your future career?'

Please find here the entry form in Word format or in .pdf format

Deadline for entry submission: Wednesday 12th February 2020.

Please email your entry to Natacha Borrel at the following email address:, send it by post to:
Natacha Borrel
XMaS Coordinator
Physics Department
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry CV4 7AL

Alternatively, come and pay a visit to our XMaS stand at the University of Warwick's Science Gala, which will take place on Wednesday 5th February 2020

XMaS Scientist Experience 2020 details:

The trip will take place 28th June-1st July 2020. Students will experience what life might be like as an international research scientist. They will visit the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and take part in the Synchrotron@School Programme.

Watch the video that was made by the ESRF team in July 2017.

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