Behind the scenes at particle physics labs

Behind the scenes at particle physics labs

Summary: Photographers have captured the backroom life and sights at Cern and other accelerator facilities around the world as part of a global competition

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  • This 'kissing lips' photo of a couple of quadrupole magnets in the Desy lab in Hamburg gave third place in the overall competition to Heiko Roemisch.

    Desy houses several particle accelerators that underpin its 40 years of research in high-energy physics. It also has a high-intensity facility for synchrotron radiation and is the testbed for the upcoming European XFEL free-electron laser.

    Photo credit: Heiko Roemisch/DESY

  • Keisuke Mori took this photograph of the Belle Detector at Kek, which gave her second place in the Japanese physics lab's local competition. The high-energy physics research facility, based in Tsukuba, is where the international Belle experiment to investigate CP-violation effects is being carried out.

    Photo credit: Keisuke Mori/Kek

  • Paperclips dance upright on top of the world's largest cyclotron at Triumf, activated by a fringe magnetic field. High-school student Ali Lambert's photo won first place in the Canadian lab's local contest.

    Photo credit: Ali Lambert/Triumf

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