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 NT. Roserote from our Chair: Thomas Roser

I would like to welcome Ferdinand Willeke to the Department as the new eRHIC R&D Director. He started on August 1 and comes with extensive leadership experience at BNL's NSLS II and also at the only existing electron proton collider HERA at DESY, Germany. Ferdinand will oversee the eRHIC R&D efforts and the development of the eRHIC designs.


The two eRHIC design teams have been very busy over the last few months developing low risk designs for eRHIC based on a Linac-Ring and Ring-Ring configuration, respectively. Both teams have already assembled extensive design reports for the two designs. We also compiled a summary report that outlines the development of a low risk eRHIC design and describes the path forward towards a proposal for the construction of eRHIC at BNL to be submitted to the Department of Energy, probably in 2018. Such a report was requested by the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics. 




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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!

***Check out these photos from BNL's Summer Sundays!***



A Note from Adam Rusek:

This past Saturday, August 13th, the Chiang family held a celebration of I-Hung's life at Lombardi's on the Sound, hosting over 100 people, mostly friends and family, and about 20 people from the Lab, some from I-Hung's distant past, some from the more recent. Several tributes were given and I wanted to share mine. I would like to add that there are many stories I could have told but didn't; perhaps things I shouldn't but did anyway. For what it's worth, it all came from the heart.


The family is looking for stories about I-Hung that people might want to share, as they are planning to compile these into a book. You may send such stories to me, and I will make sure they make it into their hands.


Of the countless things I learned during my 15 years with I-Hung none stand out as this one: In a world where you can choose to be anything you want to be, choose to be kind.


Read Adam's heartfelt tribute here.





Jim Alessi recently retired from C-AD after 35 years! Congratulations, Jim!


















As many of you probably know, Steve Bellavia enjoys astrophotography as a pastime. He has also developed a passion for telescope making and was recently awarded with the Innovative Component Award at the 81st Annual Amateur Telescope Makers Convention, Stellafane,  in Springfield, VT, for inventing a precise helical focuser for astrophotography.









Congratulations, Steve!



  August 18 & 25 - (Bldg. 734, Conf Rm. 201) Condensed-Matter Physics & Materials Science Seminar

August 19 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium | 1p) Office of Educational Programs Event: "High School Research Program Poster Session"

August 26 - BERA Trip: Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Game

September 1 - (Bldg. 30, The Center | 9:15a) Blood Drive

September 1 - BERA Trip: Jersey Boys tickets (last day to purchase for the Nov. 5th show!)

September 5 - Lab Holiday: Labor Day

September 7, 14, 21 & 28 - (Recreation Hall, Bldg. 317 | 10a) Hospitality Coffee & Playgroup Event

September 8 - (Berkner Hall, Rm. B | 6:30p) Community Advisory Council Meeting "Open to the Public"

September 10 - BERA Trip: Bronx Zoo

September 15 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium | 4p) BSA Distinguished Lecture "Solar Driven Water Splitting"

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?


Ellen's Run 5K - August 20 in Southampton

Run The Farm 4 Mile Challenge - August 20 in Centereach

Run For The Hill Of It 10K - August 21 in Selden

Jamesport Fire Department Sound to Bay 10K/5K - August 28 in Jamesport


...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:


Sunday Summer Concerts On The Village Green - FREE! - Every Sunday from July 10 - Aug 21 (7-9p) - 7/24: Tom Manuel & His All Stars, 7/31: Just Sixties!, 8/7: Jack's Waterfall, 8/14: Left Jab & 8/21: The Precisions


Motorcycles and the Open Road - Jul 9 - Sep 5 Unique motorcycles from across the decades are on exhibit at the Educational & Cultural Center with special events throughout; open 7 days a week.


It Take a Team to Build a Village Special Exhibit - May 21 - Sep 7 Experience the story of the reconstruction of Stony Brook Village in a Spring and Summer long exhibit on the building of the Stony Brook Village Center! On display will be historical documents, photos, original prints, sketches, memorabilia and more.


Discover Wetlands Cruise! - Take the pontoon boat "Discovery" on a 1.5 hour tour through an 88-acre wetlands preserve. A naturalist is onboard to describe the wildlife and flora that you'll see.



Port Jefferson Events:


2nd Annual Port Jefferson Heritage Weekend - August 20 (12p - 5p) throughout the Village


Annual Mustang Show - August 28 (10a - 5p) at the Village Center


Sunset Concerts - Eastbound Freight Bluegrass - August 31 (6:30p) at Harborfront Park

Farmers Market - Every Sunday through November (9a - 2p) at the Village Center. Purchase local produce, honey, bread and baked goods, seafood, international specialties, plants and flower bouquets.







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