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InterActions Physics Photowalk

Global Physics Photowalk: Behind the scenes at the world’s laboratories

While it may look different to different people, the quest of particle physics is global and unites us all

September 25–26, 2015

On September 25–26, hundreds of amateur and professional photographers will have the rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at eight of the world's leading particle physics laboratories. Click on each laboratory for more details on the local event.

The Interactions Collaboration is inviting participating photographers to submit photos for local and global competitions. Each laboratory will conduct local competitions and offer prizes to local winners. Furthermore, 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. Global winners will have the opportunity to be featured in symmetry magazine, the CERN Courier, and as part of a travelling exhibit across laboratories in Asia, Europe and North America.

Photowalk photo by Justin Lee
Winner of the 2014 TRIUMF Photowalk, awarded to Justin Lee for Bumped, a photograph of an instrument in need of repair after being knocked out of alignment accidentally, as explained in a polite, handwritten note. (Justin Lee)


This year, participating laboratories include:

  • CERN, Geneva, Switzerland 
(Friday, September 25, 2015)

  • DESY, Hamburg, Germany 
(Saturday, September 26, 2015)

  • Fermilab, Chicago, USA 
(Saturday, September 26, 2015)

  • INFN, Italy 
(Friday, September 25, 2015)

  • KEK, Japan 
(Saturday, September 26, 2015)

  • SLAC, California, USA 
(Friday, September 25, 2015)

  • SUPL, Australia 
(Friday, September 25, 2015)

  • TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada 
(Friday, September 25, 2015)
  • More information on local events to be available shortly.

    Fermilab 2012 Photowalk - Part of the Global Particle Physics Photowalk