Major science laboratories from around the world today announced a Global Physics Photowalk competition, open to amateur and professional photographers.

Physics facilities in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America will open their doors for a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of some of the world’s most exciting and ground-breaking science.

The photowalk will involve local and national competitions, with the winning national photos submitted to a global judging panel. Organised by the Interactions Collaboration, and supported by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), the global shortlist will be announced in August, followed by a public vote.

Confirmed locations include CERN – the home of the Large Hadron Collider – as well as underground laboratories in the US, Australia and the UK; and labs and facilities in Italy, the UK, the US, Canada, and – for the first time – China.

Mark Richardson, Chair of the RPS Science Committee, said:

“This is a fantastic celebration of the stunning beauty of science on an international scale. The world’s best scientific research is based on international collaboration, a worldwide melting pot of expertise and technologies, each working for the benefit of our global society and economy. The photowalk is a rare opportunity to capture work behind the scenes at the world’s best international laboratories and capture it, frame by frame.”


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International competition participating laboratories:                            

CoEPP – Australia

Stawell Underground Lab

CERN – Switzerland/France

INFN – Italy

Frascati National Laboratories

Southern National Laboratories

Legnaro National Laboratories

Gran Sasso National Laboratories (More info about subscriptions in Italian Version)

Institute of High Energy Physics - China


Daresbury Laboratory

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Chilbolton Observatory

UK Astronomy Technology Centre

Boulby Underground Laboratory

TRIUMF – Canada

Brookhaven National Laboratory – USA


Fermilab – USA

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab – USA

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – USA

Places for each Photowalk are limited and are strictly by registration only.

Full details for each Photowalk can be found by clicking on the links above, or find out when tickets are available by following #PhysPics18


Photo in this article by: Mario Rinaldi (Photowalk 2012) - Nino Bruno (Photowalk 2012)