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Lucas Devitt is one of five teachers to be selected to study at CERN this summer.
Photo provided Lucas Devitt is one of five teachers to be selected to study at CERN this summer.
Lucas Devitt, chemistry and physics teacher at Crawfordsville High School, is one of only five teachers in the United States to be selected to study and work at CERN this summer. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. At CERN, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. The name CERN is derived from the acronym for the French "Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire"
CERN is the leading particle physics lab in the world, responsible for the large hadron collider and important discoveries such as the Higgs boson. The large hadron collider is the largest machine man has ever built.
“I will be working with physicists, engineers and teachers from around the world,” Devitt said. “This is a dream come true for me.”
Last summer, Devitt worked at Fermilab, the largest particle physics lab in North America.
“Working at Fermilab for eight weeks was a great experience, and I am certain that my time there positioned me for acceptance into the CERN-HST program,” Devitt said.
At CHS, Devitt teaches physics, AP chemistry, honors chemistry and chemistry 1.