Press archive 2009

03 November 2009

Discover New Worlds - The registration deadline for Youth research is November 30.

Youth research has begun a new round of competition and is seeking young talent in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology. With the motto "Discover New Worlds", young researchers can apply until 30th November to participate in Germany's best-known youth competition. The host of Heilbronn-Franconia regional competition is, for the twelfth time now, the fan specialist ebm-papst.

"Discover New Worlds" Youth research poster, 2010
"Discover New Worlds" Youth research poster, 2010

The research topic for Youth research can be chosen freely, as there are no predetermined projects. Young scientists who want to accept the challenge can, for example, take a glimpse at distant galaxies, analyse complex numerical ranges or observe animals in their natural environments. Just as interesting and exciting are researching the phenomena of climate change, programming computer software and developing aids for disabled persons.

"It is important, however," recognises Bernd Ludwig, sponsor of the regional "Youth research" competition at ebm-papst, "for the topic to relate to the subjects of work environment, biology, chemistry, earth and space sciences, mathematics/computer science, physics or technology."

A short description of the project is sufficient for application. A written draft does not need to be submitted until January of 2010. "Individuals as well as groups with up to three participants can participate; participants must attend at least the fourth grade in the year of registration but not be older than 21," explained Ludwig.

The best participants will again win prizes (money, goods and special prizes) with a total value of over 800,000 EUR.

For more information, visit or contact ebm-papst's Supervisory Director Bernd Ludwig by phone at +49 7938-81-157.

Hauke Hannig
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