Magdeburg/Lübeck (dpa/sa) - Creative and innovative projects by young researchers from Saxony-Anhalt won prizes at the 57th "Jugend forscht" national final. The organizers announced this on Sunday in Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein), where the competition had taken place since Thursday.
Accordingly, the national winner in the field of geo and spatial sciences is Vanessa Guthier from the Landesschule Pforta in Naumburg. In her project, the 18-year-old dealt with the question of whether star clusters can produce gamma rays. It was said that Guthier received the national victory, which was endowed with 2,500 euros, and three other prizes.
According to the information provided, Tim Großmann (19) from Halle was honored twice in the chemistry department. Chris Julian Erdmann (19) and Finja Alpert (17) from Winckelmann-Gymnasium Stendal were able to take home a prize in the technology area, Anne Marie Bobes (15) from Markgraf-Albrecht-Gymnasium Osterburg in the field of physics. The jury awarded Stefan Neuber (18) from the Georg-Cantor-Gymnasium Halle a prize in the field of work environment for an endurance training device based on virtual reality technology.
Since Thursday, 168 young researchers have presented themselves in jury discussions in Lübeck with a total of 108 projects from the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology. Among other things, there are cash and non-cash prizes worth more than one million euros to be won, as well as research stays, internships and participation in international school competitions. The finalists had qualified as state winners.