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UK Success In Global Particle Physics Photowalk

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UK Success In Global Particle Physics Photowalk - A UK photographer has won third place in the Global Particle Physics Photowalk.

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'data symmetry' the third place winning image by Helen Trist.

Results for the Global Particle Physics Photowalk 2013 competition are in, with UK science photographer, Helen Trist, named as third-place winner by the panel of international judges, amongst extremely tough competition from almost 40 finalists and many thousands of entries.

Hearing the results, Trist said: "Taking part in the Photowalk at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory was a great opportunity to see behind the scenes at a cutting-edge science laboratory. From a photographer’s perspective I found so many inspiring shapes, colours, textures and lead-in lines to photograph and I enjoyed the challenge of trying to think on the spot how to capture the photograph in different ways so as to ‘make it mine.’"

Italy has taken top honours however - a stark black-and-white photo of an access tunnel 1,500 meters underground at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics’ Gran Sasso National Laboratory and a colourful close-up of a detector at INFN’s Frascati National Laboratory that wouldn’t be out of place in a building by Antoni Gaudi have won the top prizes in the second Global Particle Physics Photowalk.

In September 2012, hundreds of amateur and professional photographers had the rare opportunity to explore and photograph accelerators and detectors at particle physics laboratories around the world.

The top thirty-nine photographs from the Photowalk, including the six winners of the jury and ‘people's choice’ competitions, can now be viewed online through the flickr website.

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