Global Photowalk winners announced

The Interactions collaboration announced the top six photographs in the ‘Global Physics Photowalk’ competition

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Jury's choice: 1st place – Simon Wright, STFC Boulby Underground Laboratory, UK

The Interactions collaboration announced the six winning photographs of the fourth international ‘Global Physics Photowalk’ competition.

Last summer, eighteen leading particle-physics laboratories around the globe opened their doors to photographers, inviting them to immortalise activities going on behind the scenes on their premises. Each laboratory then selected three photos to contest in the global competition. From those images, a public online vote chose the top three, while a panel of expert photographers and scientists also chose their favourites. The winners were announced at the international ASTC annual conference in Hartford, Connecticut.


Winning photographs – Jury Category

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2nd place – Stefano Ruzzini, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy
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3rd place – Gianluca Micheletti, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Italy
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3rd place – Jonathon McRae, TRIUMF, Canada

Winning photographs – People’s choice

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1st place – Luca Riccioni, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy
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2nd place – Jonathon McRae, TRIUMF, Canada
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3rd place – Simon Wright, STFC Chilbolton Observatory, UK

Congratulations to all five photographers, whose photos will be featured in Symmetry magazine and the CERN Courier.

All the photographs taken at CERN are available here and are frequently posted on the Laboratory’s Instagram account.

The competition was run by the InterActions Collaboration of global particle-physics laboratories. It was supported by the Royal Photographic Society and Association of Science-Technology Centers.

Read the Interactions press release.