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Photographers, capture behind-the-scenes at CERN

CERN and seven other physics laboratories open their doors to photographers for an international competition

(Video: CERN)

Cameras at the ready! CERN is teaming up with seven other large physics laboratories for an international photo competition, the 2015 Global Physics Photowalk. On 25 and 26 September, photographers from around the world will be given the opportunity to take photographs behind the scenes at these prestigious laboratories.

At CERN, twenty photographers will be given the chance to take part in the competition, which will take place on 25 September. For the occasion, CERN will be opening the doors to three of its facilities: the new Linac 4 accelerator, which will shortly start supplying beams to the Large Hadron Collider; CERN’s main workshop, where state-of-the-art technologies can be seen in use; and ISOLDE, which supplies beams to around fifty experiments each year. The photographers will also have the opportunity to take shots of everyday life on the CERN campus.

The best photos will be chosen by a local jury and exhibited in 2016. Each laboratory will also choose three photos to be entered for the international competition, which will run until the end of the year. In this case, the winning photos will be selected by a jury and a public vote. They will be exhibited in Asia, Europe and North America and will also be featured in the CERN Courier and Symmetry.

The competition is open to all photographers. For more information and to enter, please go to the CERN Photowalk page.

The deadline for applications is noon on 6 September.