The first global Particle Physics Photo Walk held at 5 world's particle physics labs

2 Sep 2010


KEK took 40 photographers behind the scenes. On August 7, photographers, both amateurs and professionals visited, explored and took photos of KEK's facilities, accelerators, detectors, people and any objects interested them. They took part in the first global Particle Physics Photowalk took place on this same day around the world at five physics laboratories in five countries: CERN (Switzerland), DESY (Germany), Fermilab (USA), TRIUMF (Canada) and KEK.

40 tickets had sold out in few days, and most of photographers have never been to KEK before. They have divided into two groups: group A visiting the Linac, the Belle detector and the Photon Factory, and group B visiting the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF), the Superconducting RF Test Facility (STF), and the Cockcroft-Walton accelerator.

The winners of each lab, and the global competition will be announced in October, and the winning photos will be exhibited in 2011. First pictures of the participants and by the participants are now on the Interaction Collaboration's flicker