My research project in 15'!

A French-Swiss cross-border colloquium where pupils present their secondary school projects to each other.

Mon TPE/TM en 15 minutes - 2018
The cartoonist Barrigue presents his drawings during the 2018 edition. (Image: CERN)

Each year in October, CERN brings together high school students from France and Switzerland for the cross-border symposium “Mon TPE/TM en 15 minutes” (“My project in 15 minutes”) at the Globe of Science and Innovation. ​

Like in a real scientific symposium, six graduation works covering scientific fields are presented by students from Geneva and Pays de Gex. Freanch students presents their Travaux Personnels Encadrés (the final baccalaureate research project undertaken in France) and the Swiss talk about their Travaux de Maturité (a similar project done by students in Geneva).

Math, biology, physics, chemistry, engineering... They have 15 minutes to share their science with the audience, under the keen eye of a cartoonist, who reacts live on the various subjects discussed.

The aim of this event is to spark the pupils' passion for science by encouraging them to explore scientific subject matter and by offering them an insight into the world of research. Sharing and challenging others’ ideas is of fundamental importance within the scientific community. This cross-border meeting, in which pupils present their secondary school projects, is therefore modelled on a scientific colloquium.

One evening
Minimum age
Time of the year

Globe of Science and Innovation - CERN, Meyrin
How to get to CERN

Registration procedure

Free entrance, mandatory registration.