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Global Physics Photowalk 2015

Behind the scenes at the world’s laboratories September 25-26, 2015

While it may look different to different people, particle physics is a global quest that unites us all

On September 25–26, hundreds of amateur and professional photographers had the rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at nine of the world's leading particle physics laboratories. These labs include CERN (Switzerland), DESY (Germany), Fermilab (USA), Frascati National Laboratory and Gran Sasso National Laboratory (Italy), KEK (Japan), SLAC (USA), SUPL (Australia), and TRIUMF (Canada).


The Interactions Collaboration invited photographers to submit photos for local and global competitions. Each laboratory conducted local competitions and offer prizes to local winners. Furthermore, in the spirit of friendly competition, the top photos from each laboratory's local competition were entered in two global competitions: a jury competition and a people's choice competition conducted via online vote. Global winners will be featured in Symmetry magazine, the CERN Courier, and as part of a travelling exhibit across laboratories in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America.


Photographers were given in-depth access to many of the laboratory's experimental areas, including the main control room in the Meson Hall, where the world's largest cyclotron is housed, as well as the ISAC Facilities for Rare Isotope Beams.

  • Date: Friday, September 25th, 2015
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada
  • Visitors are welcome to use the UBC paid parking lot located on site, as well as an area to securely lock up bicycles in front of the main office building.  If taking public transit, the #41 bus stops in front of TRIUMF. More information here.


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Photographers at TRIUMF for the Global Particle Physics Photowalk 2010.