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Spin Your Thesis!

on 09 October 2013

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites teams of Romanian university students to submit proposals for hypergravity experiments for the next “Spin Your Thesis!” campaign which will take place in the autumn of 2014.

ESA’s Spin Your Thesis! (SYT) programme gives undergraduate and postgraduate students a rare opportunity to design and conduct experiments that need hypergravity, as part of their syllabus.

The experiments can be devoted to a broad spectrum of science and technology. They will be conducted in the Large Diameter Centrifuge (LDC) in ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands.

Mounted inside the centrifuge gondolas, experiments can be exposed to accelerations of up to 20 times Earth’s gravity. The centrifuge is flexible in terms of experiment scenarios, duration and hardware.
A review board will select the best experiment proposals to be performed in the LDC.

Teams are encouraged to register via the ESA Education Office's project portal and upload their proposals before 9 December 2013.
The conditions to apply and the eligibility criteria can be found here.
The selection of up to four teams is expected to be announced in February 2014.

For further details please visit the ESA website.

Image credit: ESA