By Hamish Johnston
On 7 August five of the world’s leading accelerator labs opened their doors to amateur photographers in an event called the Particle Physics Photowalk.
The participating labs were CERN in Switzerland, DESY in Germany (pictured top right), Fermilab in the US, KEK in Japan and TRIUMF in Canada (bottom right).
The photographers were then invited to submit their best photographs and each lab selected three works to submit to the public.
You can vote for your favourite photos here.
The winner will be announced after the voting closes on 8 October.
Which photo is my favourite?
I’m torn between Ali Lambert’s arrangement of paper clips standing up on what must be a very powerful magnet, and Hans-Peter Hildebrandt’s study of…well, I’m not sure what it is but it looks very nice!