On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March 2020, the video interviews between the Jonk Fuerscher and the members of the jury of the 49th national "Jonk Fuerscher" competition took place.
This year, 66 participants from 38 innovative projects in a wide variety of fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, social sciences and psychology took part in the competition organised by the Fondation Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg and defended their projects before the expert jury.
The young scientists, aged between 11 and 21, were awarded prestigious prizes conforming to their age and the quality of their work. Two new prizes had been added to this year’s list of awards: The Swiss Science and Youth foundation will invite a winner of our national competition to take part in the International Swiss Talent Forum where he or she will spend 4 days with around 70 young scientists from all over the world trying to collectively find solutions to problems around a common topic. We are also sending four winners to the PerspektivForum Karrierewege of the Jugend forscht foundation for the first time in 2020, where they will have the opportunity to attend lectures by former young scientists, who will share their knowledge and advice on the career path of a scientist.
The projects that have been distinguished by the jury for the various international competitions and programmes are as follows:
International Science Summer Institute du Weizmann Institute (Israel), supported by the Matanel Foundation: “Analysis on the effect of reactant ratios in the synthesis of dibenzalacetone" by Alex Cowan (18 years old) from the International School of Luxembourg.
Regeneron ISEF - International Science and Engineering Fair (Anaheim, USA), supported by Capitalatwork: "GraFX Cipher" by Prem Jagadeesh (16 years old) and Ege Karaahmet (17 years old) from Lycée Michel Lucius.
CASTIC - China Adolescents' Science and Technology Innovation Contest (in Changchun, CN), supported by the Nicolas and Jean-Paul Lanners Foundation: "Investigating how the concentration of monopotassium phosphate effects the growth of Chlorella pyrenoidosa" by Seongmin Park (18 years old) from the International School of Luxembourg.
EUCYS - European Union Contest for Young Scientists (in Salamanca, Spain), supported by the European Commission: "Modelling Treatment for ALS" by Sarah Mackel (16 years old), David Lawyer and Etienne Leroy (both 17 years old) from the International School of Luxembourg; "La qualité de l'eau au Luxembourg et ses conséquences sur les microorganismes aquatiques" by Mara Rachel Manieri (17 years old) from the Lycée Classique de Diekirch; "Exploring the similarities and relationship between sugar addiction and opioid addiction" by Charlotte Scheideler (18 years old) from the International School of Luxembourg.
LIYSF - London International Young Science Forum (UK) supported by the Alphonse Weicker Foundation: "Dolor - A system for tracking chronical pain" by Henri Ahola (16 years old) from the European School I; "Dog Saliva: How Effective is it as an Antiseptic?" by Sydney Dam (17 years old) from the International School of Luxembourg; "The Autonomous Greenhouse - Using AI to Revolutionise the Agricultural Industry" by Elias Fizesan (16 years old) from the European School II.
TISF – Taiwan International Science Fair (Taipei, TW), supported by Paul Wurth S.A.: "Detection of signs of water pollution using Artificial Intelligence” by Krzesimir Hyżyk (14 years old) from the European School I; “A Comparative Study: Investigating The Alleviation Degree Of Liver Carcinogenesis Between Malaysian Tualang Honey; Sea Cucumber Stichopus Hermanni And Gemcitabine Using Fluorescence Microscopy And Flow Cytometry” by Aimi Sefex (17 years old) attending the Dublin International Foundation College and Nhu Le (16 years old) from the Lycée Michel Lucius.
Honorary Award for Outstanding Project, supported by the Fondation Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg: “Next Generation Artificial Hands” by Niccolò Hurst (21 years old) attending the Imperial College London.
IWRW – Schweizer Jugend forscht: Sponsored by Schweizer Jugend forscht & FJSL
Cheryn Banz (Lycée Michel Lucius)
ISTF – Schweizer Jugend forscht: Sponsored by Schweizer Jugend forscht & FJSL
Xiaomeng Zhong (International School of Luxembourg)
THE LINKAGE BETWEEN MUSIC AND HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
PerspektivForum Karrierewege – Jugend forscht: Sponsored by Jugend forscht & FJSL
Adam Guilfoyle, Ryan Heffernan, Jordan Urban (Lycée Michel Lucius)
CHANGE OF TASTE BUDS BY AGE, GENDER AND CULTURE
John-Glenn Binsfeld (International School of Luxembourg)
AN ANALYSIS OF CLIMATE AND WILD BOAR DATA IN THREE COUNTRIES IN CENTRAL EUROPE
Euro Space Center – Belgium: Sponsored by ESC & FJSL
Nace Komac (European School II)
HOW DOES THE HEIGHT OF THE STARS IN THE SKY INFLICT THE QUALITY OF PICTURES OF THE NIGHT SKY?
Rita Krystina Aleixo Busindu, Sofia Pierantozzi López (Lycée Athénée de Luxembourg)
DLR – Cologne: Sponsored by Sogeprom
Felix De Vleeschauwer, Zheng Zhu, Alexandre Baptista (Lycée Michel Lucius)
Le Printemps des sciences – Morocco: Sponsored by Anefore of the European Commission
Aleksandrs Lebedevs (Lycée Michel Lucius)
DOES THE COLOUR OF THE FOOD AFFECT ITS ATTRACTIVENESS?
Amelia Lech, Zofia Machula, Łukasz Zając (European School I)
DOES ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE HAVE IMPACT ON OUR BEHAVIOUR AND HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?
Expo régionale Cirasti – Toulouse: Sponsored by Anefore of the European Commission
Henri Dhonte (European School II)
Henry Mace, Eric Calhoun, Massimo Ciccarello (International School of Luxembourg)
Maria Plewniak, Julia Podolan, Szymon Zajac (Lycée Michel Lucius)
COMPARISON OF BACTERIA AND YEAST IN DIFFERENT PLANT-BASED KEFIRS
International Youth Congress – Zaragossa: Sponsored by Anefore of the European Commission)
Eleonora Mannino, Daria Nikolova (Lycée Vauban)
TEENAGERS AND PEER PRESSURE
Valeria Masheva, Melina Argyrou (European School I)
ALCOHOL, TEENAGERS, DRUGS... A GOOD COMBINATION?
Steve Mendeleev (International School of Luxembourg)
MACHINE LEARNING: HOW CAN A COMPUTER BEAT A GRANDMASTER AT CHESS?
Science Trip to Germany (Fall 2020): Sponsored by FJSL
Aayush Pramanik (Lycée Michel Lucius)
THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT FOODS ON BACTERIA FROM THE MOUTH
Carlo Alberto Zani, Suprita Golay, Zaid Nawroozdan (Lycée Michel Lucius)
THE EFFECT OF CHILI ON BACTERIA
Mariana Nunes Dias (Lycée Michel Lucius), Francisco Marcelino Pinto (École Privée Fieldgen)
DOES GLYPHOSATE HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH LEUKEMIA?
Océane Buessard (International School of Differdange & Esch-sur-Alzette)
QU'EST-CE QUE LA MÉMOIRE ET COMMENT L'AMÉLIORER
Rafael Fonseca Correia Gonçalo (Nonnewisen)
VEGANISMUS UND VEGETARISMUS IM VERGLEICH
Maksims Lebedevs (Lycée Michel Lucius)
INTERFERENCE BETWEEN DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES
Alice O'Driscoll, Allison Harger (International School of Luxembourg)
Adam Hustava, Emile Chauvel (European School II)
Alina Liedtke, Daisy Lean, Laurine König (International School of Luxembourg)
RAINWATER IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF LUXEMBOURG
Amelia Hatch, Valentina D'angelo, Marieke Corthouts (International School of Luxembourg)
WHICH INGREDIENTS IN MOISTURISER HYDRATE YOUR SKIN?
Yutong Gao (St. George's International School), Niladri Adhikary, Bala Aditya (Lycée Michel Lucius)
BLUETOOTH VOICE SENSOR
Click on image to access the virtual award ceremony of the competition.