Alex and Felix also have won the European Contest for Young Scientists

The two high school graduates Alex Korocencev and Felix Sewing, who were supported by the SNI and the Department of Physics, have won the European Contest for Young Scientists with their magnetically levitated (maglev) train.

The two young researchers had participated in the “Jugend forscht” contest in 2019 and had been awarded the federal prize in the area of technology. This prize secured them a ticket for the 31st European Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) on 17 September in Sofia. There, too, Alex and Felix convinced the jury with their professional work and were rewarded with a first prize for their great work.


Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, comments on the EUCYS website: ” I warmly congratulate the winners of this year’s contest on their outstanding achievement. I am convinced that we will see many of the 154 participants hitting the headlines in the coming years with breakthrough discoveries and innovations. We need all the bright minds in Europe to change the world!

Congratulations to Alex and Felix and continue to have fun and success with your plans for the future!

More about the prize-winning project:

Bundespreis «Jugend forscht» – Eine tolle wissenschaftliche Leistung von zwei vom SNI unterstützte Schüler

Interview with Alex and Felix:

More about EUCYS