Lecture and workshop with scientist Ivica Puljak from CERN

  • On October 25, 2019, prof. dr. sc. Ivica Puljak, Croatian physicist and professor, best known for participating in the research and discovery of the Higgs boson with scientists in Switzerland at CERN, the European Council for Nuclear Research.


    At the lecture, 7th and 8th grade students listened to the structure and size of the universe, the uniqueness of the stars and examples from everyday life that prof. Puljak used simple vocabulary to connect students with scientific discoveries and inventions. He talked to students about what they know, how they learn new things, whether they know who they are and how they should check the information that surrounds them. After the lecture, student Mia Perošić (8. a) handed over the portrait she had drawn for prof. Puljak.


    At the workshop, he introduced the students to CERN's particle accelerator, what it looks like and how long it has been built, and showed by a concrete example how particles are "sought". He shared with the students his experience of working in a large and recognized scientific institution, where 10,000 scientists work.


    Prof. Puljak ended his arrival by participating in the initiative "Plant a tree, don't be a stump!", which was held that day at the school.