NOV '16

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Last week the C-AD Machine Advisory Committee was at BNL for its annual meeting. This year's focus was the development of superconducting RF and high intensity electron guns for both RHIC and eRHIC at the Department. All presenters gave excellent talks and, as always, preparing for the review was very useful. The committee was very impressed by the progress achieved at C-AD, in particular with the successful operation of the 56 MHz cavity, the first SRF cavity in operation at RHIC. But the committee also recommended that the SRF and electron gun efforts need to be significantly strengthened to support the ambitious program that C-AD is planning.


I am happy to report that Michiko Minty has been elected APS Fellow upon the recommendation of the APS Division of Physics of Beams. The citation is: "For achievements in beam instrumentation and operations leading to greatly enhanced performance of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider." Congratulations! 




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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 Guillaume Robert-Demolaize who welcomed a new addition to the family!

             Lilly Yvette, born on October 12th at 7 lbs., 1 oz. and 19 3/4 inches long











Steve Bellavia captured the 70-year Super Moon in this beautiful photograph. In his words, "A super moon occurs when the full moon coincides with the perigee of the month's orbit (i.e., its closest approach to earth). It is about 14% larger than at its more distant point, and brighter. It will not be this close again, while being full, for another 70 years."









                                            United Way Fun Pasta Fundraiser!

Place your order before November 28 with Colleen Michael ( | x4919)








  November 21 - (Bldg. 815E | 11:00 am) Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar "Stochastic ice nucleation and its effects on the microphysical properties of mixed-phase stratiform cloud"

November 23 - (Recreation Hall, Bldg. 317 | 10 am) Hospitality Coffee & Playgroup Event

November 24 - Lab Holiday: Thanksgiving Day

November 25 - Lab Holiday: Day After Thanksgiving

December 1 & 2 - (Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 | 8 am) PACCD Workshop (Precision Astronomy with Fully Depleted CCDs)

December 1 - (North Rm., Bldg. 30 | 9:30 am) Blood Drive

December 1 - (BNL Firehouse | 11 am - 1 pm) United Way Fundraiser: Car Wash

December 1 - (Lobby, Bldg. 400 | 11:30 am - 3:30 pm) United Way Holiday Shopping Fair

December 7 & 8 - (Lobby, Berkner Hall | 11 am - 2 pm) 2016 Holiday Boutique Jewelry/Accessory Sale & United Way Auction

December 8 - (Large Seminar Rm., Bldg. 510 | 4:30 pm) Brookhaven Women In Science Event: "Dream, Believe, Become"

December 9 - (2nd Floor Lobby, Interdisciplinary Science Bldg. 734 | 12 - 1 pm) Asian Food-Tasting United Way Fundraiser

December 16 - (Lobby, Bldg. 911A | 9 - 10:30 am) C-AD Holiday Breakfast

SNMMI's 63rd Annual Meeting Highlights History of FDG and Showcases New Research
More than 5,700 physicians, technologists, scientists and exhibitors gathered at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2016 Annual Meeting, held June 11-15 in San Diego, CA. This year's meeting included a celebration of the 40th anniversary of FDG. Read more.

Local Scientists Take Home First Place Honors in BNL Science Fair
Budding young scientists filled the auditorium of the Suffolk County Legislature on Wednesday to educate Legislators on their outstanding projects that won first place accolades at the year's Brookhaven National Laboratory's Science Fair. Read more.

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?


Massapequa Park Turkey Trot - November 19 (9 am) 5K Run/Walk


Stony Brook University Turkey Trot - November 20 (9:30 - 11 am) 5K Run/Walk


Brookhaven Trail Half Marathon - November 20 (9 am) in Wading River


Run Your Turkey Off 4K - November 25 (9:30 am) in West Islip

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



Stony Brook Events:


Holiday Wishes from Mary Martin and Dinah Shore High Tea Luncheon - November 16, 2016 - January 11, 2017 (Wed., Thurs., & Sat. at 11:30 am / Sun. at 12:30 pm) at the Educational & Cultural Center. A celebration of Hollywood's stage and film actresses. Enjoy musical highlights from their memorable careers. High tea luncheon performances in a beautifully decorated seasonal setting feature food catered by Crazy Beans.


Black Friday Celebration - November 25 (12 - 4 pm) on Main Street in Stony Brook Village. Sales, petting zoo, Roseland School of Dance Performance, and more!


Holiday Festival - December 4 (1 - 5 pm) on Main Street in Stony Brook Village. Fun for the family including: live music, promenade of trees, petting zoo, Santa, face painting, model train exhibit, tree lighting ceremony, and more!


The Creation of Stony Brook Village - June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017 (10 am - 5 pm) at the Educational and Cultural Center. Experience the story of the reconstruction of Stony Brook Village through historical documents, photos, original blueprints, sketches, memorabilia and more.



Port Jefferson Events:


21st Annual Charles Dickens Festival - December 3-4 on Main Street in Port Jefferson Village. Watch the Village transform into the Dickensian era. Roaming characters fill the streets: Father Christmas and Scrooge among them. The events, including ice skating, a cappella performances, performances and magic shows, are open to the public and free of charge.


Farmers Market - Every Sunday through February (10a - 2p) at the Village Center. Purchase local produce, honey, bread and baked goods, seafood, international specialties, plants and flower bouquets.



Witkover Travel Adventure Program: "Iceland, land of fire, ice and greenery" - November 22 (7 pm) at the Port Jefferson Library. For more information, visit






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