Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns in Science

This weeks Weekly Photo Challenge is Pattern.

I love finding patterns in things.  When I was in University we went to CERN in Switzerland to see the ATLAS particle detector in the Large Hadron Collider and I found lots of interesting patterns that I photographed

I have no idea what most of the things I photographed are, just components of particle detectors or magnets or accelerators.  One of my favourite photos is of a bin of metal shavings!

Metal shavings in a bin

Metal shavings in a bin

The bottom of an old particle detector

The bottom of an old particle detector

The floor of the Visitor Centre in CERN.  The floor lights up in different places in response to the detection of cosmic rays

The floor of the Visitor Centre in CERN. The floor lights up in different places in response to the detection of cosmic rays

Layers of copper and steel, probably part of a particle detector

Layers of copper and steel, probably part of a particle detector

Endcap of the ATLAS detector

Endcap of the ATLAS detector

Fine wires covered in rain drops

Fine wires covered in rain drops

This is my favourite quote about the LHC by Steve Meyers, head of accelerators & beams at CERN. 

“The LHC is the first accelerator ever built that has the ability to self destruct”                                                      

Luckily it hasn’t yet 🙂

Here’s my earlier entries for the Photo Challenge; Pattern

Weekly Photo Challenge; Pattern

The Big Egg Hunt (UK) Egg 8

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About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns in Science

  1. Grannymar says:

    Your photo of metal shavings reminds me of a box of gold findings and fine coils used in Gold Work embroidery – think elaborate vestments and royal formal garments. It was fun playing with them for designs and using them down the years. The final photo reminds me of beading work with crystal beads and silk threads.

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  2. Al says:

    You have a keen eye for this. Must be that math mind of yours.

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  4. Maxi says:

    The second photo reminds me of the overhead light just before I go under for surgery.
    blessings ~ maxi

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  5. Barbara says:

    I like the metal shavings photo too. Looks like a great place for this theme..

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