MAY '16

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 NT. Roserote from our Chair: Thomas Roser

This year's gold-gold run again set new records with the highest peak luminosity and also the highest weekly delivered integrated luminosity. This running mode was completed at 8 am on May 9 before starting the switch-over to deuteron-gold operation. This RHIC run was extended by a little more than three weeks until the end of June to make up for the downtime due to the RHIC magnet quench diode failure. The last week of the run, after the completion of the deuteron-gold operation, will be used for the first commissioning of Coherent electron Cooling. There is steady progress of the development of the electron beam for CeC, all done in parallel to RHIC operations.


On the floor of building 912 the Ultrafast Electron Diffraction (UED) facility is being completed in preparation for commissioning and operations during the summer. The UED facility consists of a laser driven rf electron gun that produces beams of extremely short electron bunches that are used to study ultrafast processes inside materials. The UED facility is part of the Accelerator Test Facility and will be used by researchers from the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate. 




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Did You Know??   Events/seminars
Check out who received an employee Service Award this year!  Collider-Accelerator Dept. employees who received a Service Award.

Check out who received an employee Spotlight Award this year!

Congratulations to all those involved in the successful installation and commissioning of the Coherent electron Cooling Proof of Principle (CeC PoP) project!
























NGC 5907, or "the Splinter galaxy" by Steve Bellavia




Mercury transit by Steve Bellavia 




  May 19- 20 - (Physics, Rm. 2-84 | 9a) Workshop: "ATLAS BSM Higgs Analysis Jamboree"

May 20 - (Bldg. 510, Rm. 2-160 | 12:15p) HET Lunch Discussions "Avoiding the Traps of EFT Higgs Analysis"

May 23 - (Bldg. 463, John Dunn Seminar Rm. | 3p) Biology Department Seminar: "An Integrative Approach to Understanding HIV-1 Capsid Assembly and Host Cell Interactions"

May 24-25 - (Stony Brook University | 8:30a) High Performance Computing and Programming

May 24 - (Bldg. 734 | 12p) Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Event: "Asian Food Tasting"

May 30 - Lab Holiday: Memorial Day

June 3 - (Occupational Medicine Clinic | 9a) HR/OM Health Promotion Program: Health Screening

June 15-16 - (Brookhaven Center | 9:30a) Blood Drive


New Graphene-Glass Combo Powers "Spontaneous" Solar Cell
Brookhaven Does (Graphene) Windows. Apparently the Brookhaven solution to the graphene problem has been staring everybody in the face, ever since graphene was first discovered in 2004: ordinary glass window. Read more.

Research Teams Use DNA to Make 3-D Nanoparticle Structures with High Precision
DNA strands anchored to the surface of nanoparticles allow researchers to assemble the particles into three-dimensional crystalline lattices. Such control allows researchers to make new materials with desirable properties. Read more.

Farmingdale takes first in BNL High School Science Bowl
Farmingdale High School students have one contest down to a science. Read more.

New cathode material stops batteries turning crusty with age
Scientists at three US Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories have discovered how to keep a promising new type of lithium ion battery cathode from developing a crusty coating that degrades its performance. Read more.

RHIC Particle Smashups Find that Shape Matters
Scientists colliding football and sphere-shaped ions discover evidence supporting a paradigm shift in the birth of the quark-gluon plasma. Read more.

Two American Physics Labs Are Vying for a Billion Dollar Particle Accelerator
Two labs are vying for government funding to host a billion-dollar atom smasher, and the battle is getting political. Read more.

Neutrinos Change Their Flavor and Snag Another Nobel Prize
Early this morning the world learned that the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for discovering that neutrinos can change from one type to another. Read more.

World's largest atom smashers create world's smallest droplets
How long can a droplet shrink and remain a liquid? Read more.

'Inflatable Dark Matter' Could Explain Why We See Less Than Many Theories Predict
Many wonderful theories that explain the evolution of the universe fail because they predict more dark matter than is actually out there. Now a new paper proposes one event in the early universe that would reduce the amount of dark matter in all the theories. Read more.

Ion collider produces droplets of primordial goo
The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider just spit out tiny droplets of a liquid researchers say resembles the seeds of the cosmos, primordial goo created by the Big Bang, which existed on briefly before cooling the matter that helped birth stars, galaxies and planets. Read more.

Brookhaven National Laboratory projects are up for awards
Four projects developed at BNL have been nominated as finalists for awards to be presented this year by a national magazine. Read more.

Scientists Create Primordial 'Perfect Liquid' in Lab
The BNL's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider smashed together large nuclei at nearly the speed of light to recreate the fundamental particles in the primordial soup present during the earliest days of the universe. Read more.

World's most powerful digital camera being built by US Department of Energy
The US Department of Energy is building a digital camera that puts your camera to shame. Read more.

What's going on in our neighborhood?  day at the vineyards...


Interested in Cycling?


Interested in Running or Walking?


Fear the Pier Obstacle Run - May 21 in NYC

Glow Run 5K - May 21 in Center Moriches, NY

Race for the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) - May 21 in Seaford, NY

I Did the Grid 4-Mile Run - May 28 in East Northport, NY

Sunset Run - Jun 3 in Kings Park, NY



...Check out the LI Running Calendar for more!



For the Kids:


Youth Programs - Port Jefferson Village Recreation Department presents a number of youth programs and summer camps your child can enjoy this summer. Find more information here.



Stony Brook Events:


The Mickey Rooney Story (Musical Theater Tribute Performances) - May 4 - Jun 12 at The Educational and Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village


Ladies Night Out - May 19 (6-9p) at the Stony Brook Village Center: Enjoy live music courtesy of The Jazz Loft! There will be refreshments, free gifts, raffles, goodie bags and more! Registration is FREE.


The Jazz Loft - Grand Opening! - May 21 (2p): "A Great Day in Stony Brook" Parade from the Educational and Cultural Center to The Jazz Loft followed by a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. (3-5p): Opening of The Loft with live music and refreshments. (7-9:30p): Two show times: The Jazz Loft Big Band performs with Lauren Kinhan & buffet dinner. For tickets and information: or call (631) 751-1895.



Port Jefferson Events:


22nd Annual Families Walk & Run for Hope - May 7-22 (8a - Run, 9am - Walk)

"Roller Skating on the Harbor" - May 27 by the RINX Opens

Farmer's Market - May 1 (9a - 2p) in PJ Village, Every Sunday through October









Check out Erik Forsyth's Travels:


Duckwalk North - SOUTHOLD - Music on Saturdays (4-6pm)


Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery - CUTCHOGUE - Vineyard Tours & Wine Tastings Every Thursday & Sunday at 1pm & FREE Jazz Every Saturday (2-4p) with Marguerite Volonts


Jamesport Vineyards JAMESPORT -Live Music from 1-4pm every Fri, Sat & Sun


Martha Clara Vineyards - RIVERHEAD - Live Music every weekend


Palmer Vineyards - RIVERHEAD - Live Music every Sat (12-4).


Pindar Vineyards  - PECONIC  - Live Music Every Saturday (1-5pm)


Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard - BAITING HOLLOW - Music every Sat & Sun from (2-6)


Paumanok Vineyards - RIVERHEAD - Fresh, Local Oysters (2-5pm) every Sat & Sun starting Memorial Day through September