Hundreds of thousands of years ago, we were all sitting around the campfire, looking up at the stars and wondering how we got here. Today, through the groundbreaking research at centers of science excellence like CERN, we are getting closer to answering some of mankind's fundamental questions. Recently, the Google Science Fair team visited CERN in Switzerland to see where one of our Google Science Fair winners will be spending time. At the home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which CERN scientists are using to determine the origins of the universe, we truly felt the pulse of scientific discovery. We were inspired by the many scientists we spoke to who are trying to answer really big questions, like Archana Sharma, a physicist at CERN. Sharma reminds us in the CERN video below that, "It's important to keep asking questions because it's a sign of the health of society as a whole."
Science doesn’t have to be restricted to labs and million dollar research facilities. Inspiration for great projects can come from anywhere—a dedication to sailing, a passion for robots or a love of music. Speaking of science and music, on Thursday, March 8 at 2:30 PM PST, we will be hanging out with will.i.am on Google+. The Black Eyed Peas frontman will be talking about his passion for science and how it fuels his creativity. To join us for the hangout with will.i.am, follow the Google Science Fair on Google+ and stay tuned for updates.
The second annual Google Science Fair is in full swing, and the deadline for submissions is April 1, 2012. To ask your question, visit google.com/sciencefair. We look forward to seeing great projects from the four corners of the globe again this year!
The Google Science Fair Team