JAN '17

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 NT. Roserote from our Chair: Thomas Roser

First I wish everybody a very happy New Year. Even though the budget situation for the rest of the fiscal year is still very unclear, what is clear is that this coming year will be very busy at C-AD. The cool-down for this year's RHIC run has started with the 45 K wave in preparation for the start of the 4 K cool down on February 6. Before the start of the RHIC run the electron accelerator of the Coherent electron Cooling experiment has to be reassembled in IR2. In the same IR the electron gun and a diagnostic line for the Low Energy RHIC electron Cooling project also have to be installed before the run starts. The gun will be tested with beam during the RHIC run. In the meantime, the medical isotope production at BLIP has already started and is reaching record beam current levels using the beam raster system.


Finally I would like to congratulate Deepak Raparia on his promotion to tenured scientist. 




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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!

Malek Haj Tahar recently presented his public defense for his Ph.D. dissertation entitled: "High Power Ring Methods and Accelerator Driven Subcritical Reactor Application"












Malek will soon be leaving BNL to work at Columbia University. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Congratulations!




Haixin Huang submitted the following:

"Just wanted to share with you that the high school student I mentored last summer, Vishrath Kumar from Smithtown High School, was announced as one of 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science competition. (used to be called the Intel Science competition). He will get a $2,000 scholarship for his college study. Here is the link to the news: https://student.societyforscience.org/regeneronsts-scholars-2017"




Nick & Corinne Franco welcomed their fifth grandchild, Samuel Nicholas Franco, to the family on December 27th. Samuel weighed in at 7 lbs. 9 oz.



Big brother, Ethan, holds Samuel for the first time






Steve Bellavia captured these beautiful images:













Crescent Moon 





IC 443 





  January 20 - (Seminar Room, Bldg. 725 | 11am) Computational Science Center Seminar: "Enabling Re-executable Workflows with Near-real-time Visualization, Provenance Capture and Advanced Querying for Mass Spectrometry Data"

January 25 - (Bldg. 725 | 12 - 2pm) Computational Science Initiative Open House

January 26 - (Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555) Get to Know the Lab: "Medical Isotope Research & Production Program"

February 8 - (North Room, The Center | 9 am) Blood Drive

February 11 - BERA Trip: LIRR to Grand Central Open the Box Scavenger Hunt

February 16 - BERA Trip: NY Islanders vs. Rangers at the Barclay Center

February 20 - Lab Holiday: President's Day


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?


President Inauguration International Marathon - January 29 in East Meadow


City Running Tours - Rockaway Brewery Running Tour - February 4 in Long Island City


NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K - February 4 in NYC


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



Stony Brook Events:


Celebrating Sinatra! Swing that Music with Danny Bacher - January 20 - 22 (Matinee: 2 pm, Evening: 7pm) at the Education and Cultural Center.


Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows: Children's Author Series - January 26 - March 22 (10:30am) at the Educational and Cultural Center.


Chinese New Year Celebration 2017 - January 29 (1-4pm) at the Educational and Cultural Center. Celebrate the new year with festivities including: Authentic Shaolin, Manhattan Taiko, Long Island Chinese Dance Group, a craft activity for the kids.


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:


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.









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