It started yesterday, on the 5th of April, the “Global Physics Photowalk“, an international competition in which the main laboratories around the world open to both amateur and professional photographers.
At Frascati National Laboratory this edition will be held on next 26th of May, from 10 to 18, in the framework of OpenLabs, the traditional LNF open day.
This initiative is promoted by Interactions.org, the major network in the field of particle physics communication, and supported by British Royal Photographic Society (RPS).
It is a chance to better get to know the research activity, capturing the settings and instruments through which researchers every day face the ever-new challenges posed by science.
“Opening the doors of the most important physics laboratories to the public allows us to share our enthusiasm about doing science“, says Fernando Ferroni, president of INFN. “That’s why we joined the 2018 edition of the Photowalk and we are interested to see how amateur and professional photographers taking part to this initiative will be able to seize the art hidden behind our experiments.”
Besides the various Italian INFN headquarters, the competition will involve CERN, laboratories in the USA, Australia, UK, as well as centres in Japan, Canada and, for the first time, also in China.
It will be carried out in two phases: a national contest and a global one. The pictures winning the national competition will be sent to an international jury, which will select the finalists. Finally, the winners will be chosen by a public vote.
You can follow the initiative on social media – hashtag #PhysPics18.
Translation by Camilla Paola Maglione, Communications Office INFN-LNF