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Talented Photographers Capture the Art of Science at Brookhaven Lab

The winning photos from Brookhaven Lab’s Photowalk showcase top research facilities in new ways

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted 30 amateur and professional photographers for a behind-the-scenes “Photowalk” of the Lab. The photographers were able to explore and photograph major experimental facilities that are not usually accessible to the public, including the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—the only operating particle collider in the U.S.—and the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—one of the world’s most advanced synchrotron light sources.

After receiving more than 100 stunning submissions, Lab judges selected 10 winning photos. The top three photos will advance to the global Physics Photowalk competition, run by the Interactions particle physics collaboration, where they will go head-to-head against photographs from 12 of the world’s top science facilities.

Congratulations to Brookhaven’s overall winner, Joe Caggiano, who captured a striking shot of the Inner-Shell Spectroscopy (ISS) beamline at NSLS-II.

Six other talented photographers won places in the top 10: Steve Lacker, Gisel FlorezPhilippe Cheng, George DeLucia, Steven Schreiber, and Colleen Kelly. Congratulations to all!