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InterActions Physics Photowalk

2015 Winners

In its third photowalk, in 2015, the InterAction Collaboration invited participating photographers to submit photos for local and global competitions. Each laboratory conducted its own competition and selected local winners. In the spirit of friendly competition, the top photos from each laboratory competed in two global competitions: a jury competition and a people's choice competition conducted via online vote.

Read information about the 2015 participating labs.

Jury Competition

1st Place

Global Jury - 1st Place
Photographer: Katy Mackenzie
Laboratory: TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada

The Main Control Room at TRIUMF. From this 780 square foot space - filled with over 40 monitors, 24 racks, dozens of knobs, lever wheels, switches, cables, jacks, meters - operators control TRIUMF's main cyclotron and proton beamlines. Don't be fooled by its analog appearance, this space enables Canada to engage in world class research.

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2nd Place

Global Jury - 2nd Place
Photographer: Mark Killmer
Laboratory: Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL), Australia

Temporary Laboratory - 1025 Metres. Dr. Phillip Urquijo, Experimental Physicist, examining equipment.

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3rd Place

Global Jury - 3rd Place
Photographer: Robert Hradli
Laboratory: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

“The Incredibles” shows an image of the knowledge transfer between the past, present and future, with a picture of a spontaneous photojournalist.

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Global Judges

Robert Bean is an artist, writer and curator living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a Professor at NSCAD University. Bean has edited books and published articles on photography, contemporary art and cultural history. He is a contributor to the Cineflux Research Group at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and the Narratives in Space and Time art and mobility project. Bean was the Artist in Residence at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa, in 2010. In 2014, Bean curated the exhibition “Stan Douglas Photographs” shown at the Ryerson Image Centre in conjunction with the Scotiabank Photography Award. Bean's artwork is in public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) Karlsruhe, Germany and the Donovan Collection, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto.

Yael Fitzpatrick is the Design and Branding Manager at American Geophysical Union, the world's largest organization of Earth and space scientists based in Washington, DC. Fitzpatrick brings more than 25 years of design and management experience as a former Art Director and publications professional, including 18 years in scholarly publishing and communication, most recently at Science. Fitzpatrick has extensive experience with journals, magazines, and books in print and online, and expertise in content ranging from general daily news to highly technical academic research.

Dr. Joe Hanson is a biologist, science writer, and the creator and host of PBS Digital Studios’ science education series It’s Okay To Be Smart, which takes a fun-loving look at the world of science through the lens of pop culture, art, and comedy.  Joe’s award-winning writing has been published in WIRED, Nautilus, ScientificAmerican.com, and It’s Okay To Be Smart has been nominated for IAWTV and Streamy Awards for excellence in online video. youtube.com/itsokaytobesmart and www.itsokaytobesmart.com.

Keibun Miyamoto is a photographer, film director, and novelist. Miyamoto was born in Saitama Prefecture Urawa, Japan, and attended the Nihon University - College of Art, and the New York School of Visual Arts. He worked in New York for several years and later returned to Japan. Miyamoto’s photography portfolio ranges from advertising clients, to magazines and editorials, to television and film. http://whiskystudio.net/

Jan Peters is a documentary filmmaker specializing in Super 8 from Berlin. Born in Hanover, he studied at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg and co-founded Abbildungszentrum, the filmmakers' collective, in 1994. Peters is also a radio play author and video artist. He is particularly known for his playful and experimental use of accident and imperfection to emphasize the film as a medium as well as his exploration of the dynamic between narrator and audience. Peters masterfully interweaves a documentary style with unexpected elements such as satire, monologue performances, and forays into fiction, yet his oeuvre is constantly growing more diverse in style and content. Peters was awarded the Collide@CERN Geneva Award Winner in 2013.

People's Choice Competition

1st Place

People's Choice - 1st Place
Photographer: Molly Patton
Laboratory: Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL), Australia

“Lighting the way for dark matter detection and future particle physics research.” –Molly Patton. This photo reveals electric mining drill deep within the Stawell Gold Mine, home of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL) in Australia.

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2nd Place

People's Choice - 2nd Place
Photographer: Pietromassimo Pasqui
Laboratory: INFN National Laboratory of Frascati, Italy

Picture of a vacuum chamber containing a mirror carrying the FLAME laser beam to the experimental room of the SPARC accelerator at the INFN National Laboratory of Frascati.

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3rd Place

People's Choice - 3rd Place
Photographer: Rosemary Wilson
Laboratory: DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron), Hamburg, Germany

Detail of the forward radial wire chamber formed part of the H1 detector that took data at the HERA collider at DESY from 1992 to 2007. “This is an inherently beautiful image, strongly composed and skillfully photographed. It feels highly technical but also quite simply beautiful; an aesthetically pleasing image. “ – Yael Fitzpatric, Global Physics Photowalk Judge

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More than 3,800 photography enthusiasts took part in an online vote to choose the winners of the Global Particle Physics Photowalk People's Choice competition.