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Courtney Williams

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Exobiology – The Hunt for Extra-Terrestrial Life

Martian Soil

This article discusses astrobiology, the study of life within the universe. Here, the origins of life within the universe are considered and the most likely celestial objects, in which humans may encounter life, are examined.

My week at CERN

It has been almost a year since I managed to get up on the stage at the 21st EU Contest for Young Scientists in Paris, to be presented with the EIROforum CERN Prize. I still can’t believe how I got there from a six week Nuffield Bursary project at the University of Sheffield, via the […]

The best six days EVER, part three

Third and final part of my EUCYS adventure here. courtney_cspark We’re off to award ceremony now! Went shopping earlier + spent “judging session” wandering round meeting people –4:16 PM Sep 15th from txt Hannah, Ellie and I went to the Chaillet area of Paris for shopping since we had a few hours between the last […]

The best six days EVER, part two

Realised halfway through writing the entry that it was ruh-heeeeally long, so I’ve split it into three parts (11/12 Sep, 13/14 Sep, 15/16 Sep). courtney_cspark More judging today, then a museum visit and lecture. Soooo tired after last night (but worth it!) –8:15 AM Sep 13th from txt Just an overview of the day to […]

The best six days EVER

So, I recently attended the EU Contest for Young Scientists in Paris. As you can see from the title it was, y’know, okay. This post will elaborate on tweets I posted while at EUCYS (from @courtney_cspark in case you’re not already following). I was one of three UK representatives selected at the Big Bang Fair […]

After the Big Bang…

This entry will describe what I’ve done since the Big Bang Fair. I’ll elaborate on certain aspects at a later date, since tomorrow I’m catching the train to Paris and the EUCYS and might not have access to the internet!   One of the first things that happened after the Big Bang Fair was that […]

The difficult second blog post

Today, I’m going to discuss the project I completed at the University of Sheffield last summer, funded by the Nuffield Bursary Scheme, as well as the Big Bang Fair, at which I exhibited said project.   So, in Year 11 I decided to Google “sixth form science bursary” because I was a bit of a […]