Calling All Photographers: Participate in Berkeley Lab’s Physics Photowalk Competition on May 16

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Event will yield authorized participants with behind-the-scenes views of world-renown scholarship facilities.

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Berkeley Lab Physics Photowalk on May 16, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is charity a special debate to photographers on Wednesday, May 16, during a internal eventuality that is partial of a Global Physics Photowalk 2018 competition. Follow @BerkeleyLab and #LBNLphotowalk online for updates on a internal event.

Berkeley Lab is among several production comforts around a universe that are welcoming pledge and veteran photographers to see groundbreaking scholarship behind a scenes.

To register to attend in Berkeley Lab’s Physics Photowalk, greatfully review a criteria for appearance and finish a online registration form by Friday, Mar 30. Space is limited, and registration does not pledge your participation. A Berkeley Lab Physics Photowalk organizer will hit all authorized participants by Friday, Apr 6, and yield some-more sum about a event.

Berkeley Lab’s Photowalk coincides with a International Day of Light, that is famous by a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as “an annual focal indicate for a continued appreciation of light and a purpose it plays in science, enlightenment and art, education, and tolerable development, and in fields as different as medicine, communications, and energy.” This general day also outlines an anniversary for laser technology.

Participants in a Berkeley Lab Photowalk contingency be during slightest 18 years old, and Berkeley Lab employees, affiliates, and contractors are not authorised to participate.

The Berkeley Lab Photowalk eventuality will be singular to 5 print entries per photographer, and will underline a luncheon with Berkeley Lab scientists and a probability of competing in a inhabitant and general competitions. Also, a preference of photos from a internal foe will be displayed during a internal scholarship center.

The tip 3 photos comparison during Berkeley Lab will be entered into a inhabitant competition, and a winning inhabitant photos will be submitted to a tellurian judging panel. The Global Physics Photowalk 2018 is orderly by a Interactions Collaboration and upheld by a Royal Photographic Society.

The tellurian shortlist of photos comparison in a inhabitant competitions will be announced in August, followed by a open vote.

Confirmed participants in other Photowalk events embody CERN – a home of a world’s largest molecule collider, a Large Hadron Collider – as good as other laboratories and scholarship investigate comforts in a U.S., Australia, Canada, China, Italy, and a U.K.

Mark Richardson, chair of a Royal Photographic Society’s Science Committee, said, “This is a illusory jubilee of a overwhelming beauty of scholarship on an general scale. The world’s best systematic investigate is formed on general collaboration, a worldwide melting pot of imagination and technologies, any operative for a advantage of a tellurian multitude and economy.”

He added, “The Photowalk is a singular eventuality to constraint work behind a scenes during a world’s best general laboratories, support by frame.”


  • Register online to attend in Berkeley Lab’s Photowalk event. The deadline to register is Mar 30, 2018.
  • View a criteria for participating in Berkeley Lab’s Photowalk event.
  • View a preference of winning images from a prior Photowalk foe in 2015.
  • Follow @BerkeleyLab and #LBNLphotowalk online for updates.

List of Participating Science Labs and Facilities, Global Physics Photowalk 2018 (Note: Space is limited, and registration is not a pledge for particiation)        


  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California
  • Sanford Underground Research Facility, South Dakota
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, California


Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory






  • Frascati National Laboratories
  • Southern National Laboratories
  • Legnaro National Laboratories


  • Daresbury Laboratory
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Chilbolton Observatory
  • UK Astronomy Technology Centre
  • Boulby Underground Laboratory

Source: Berkeley Lab, created by Glenn Roberts Jr.

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