JAN '16

Contact: A. Lamberti
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Collider-Accelerator Department

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 NT. Roserote from our Chair: Thomas Roser

RHIC did quite well in the FY16 budget that Congress passed and the President signed at the end of last year. The budget supports a 20-week run this year and if the electric power rates remain low we might be able to run a little longer. The start-up of RHIC is proceeding well so far.


From January 6 to 9 the second Electron Ion Collider user group meeting took place in Berkeley, CA. The link to the presentations is https://conferences.lbl.gov/event/56/. I made a presentation on the status of the eRHIC design developments. As I described in last month's Particle Post we are developing options with lower technical risk and also lower cost for the initial project phase with upgrade paths to the full luminosity eRHIC performance. This was well received by the EIC users community. At the same meeting, Tim Hallman, Director of DOE Office of Nuclear Physics, made a presentation that was quite positive about the possibility of the future construction of an Electron Ion Collider starting possibly around 2022-2023. 



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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!


C-AD did a fantastic job raising funds for the United Way! Collectively, the candy sale, bake sale and Yankee Candle fundraiser generated $800 for the charity!



Gift basket donated by C-AD for the United Way Holiday Auction



Adopt-A-Family gifts all packed up and ready for distribution





                               Fundraiser table for the United Way Yankee Candle sale                     



Thank you to all those who contributed to the United Way campaign and made it a huge success!











Rosette Nebula by Steve Bellavia


M42-M43 (Orion and Running Man Nebulae) by Steve Bellavia

  January 25 - (Berkner Hall, Room B | 12p) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Event

January 26 - (Bldg. 510, Large Seminar Room | 3:30p) Physics Colloquium

January 27 - (Bldg. 462, ASAP Lounge | 7p) Association of Students and Postdocs (ASAP) Event

January 29 - Bldg. 510, Room 2-95 | 12:15p) HET Lunch Discussions

January 30 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium | 8a) Office of Educational Programs Event

February 5 - (Bldg. 510, Small Seminar Room | 11a) High Energy Theory

February 10 - (Brookhaven Center | 9:30a) Blood Drive

February 10 - (Berkner, Room D | 12p) Brookhaven Women In Science Event


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.

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.

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?


LI State Parks Caumsett 5K Winter Run - Jan 24

LI State Parks Jones Beach 5K - Jan 31 in Wantagh

Long Beach Snowflake 4 Mile Run - Feb 6 in Long Beach


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



For the Kids:


Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows - Jan 20 - Mar 16 (Wednesdays | 10:30am) at the Educational & Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village. Children will listen to a story read by the author and/or illustrator, participate in a craft activity related to the story and enjoy hot cocoa.


Dinosaur Week! - Feb 16-18 (10am-3pm) at the Educational and Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village. Three fun-filled days of science, crafts, and imagination for kids ages 3-5 and 6-9.



Stony Brook Events:


Chinese New Year Celebration - Jan 31 (2-4pm) at the Educational & Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village. Celebrate the start of the year with drumming, dancers, and a nine-foot lion dance!




Port Jefferson Events:


Skating on the Harbor with the RinxVillage Center – Nov 27 Mar 31 at PJ Village The Rinx

Waterfront Tradition Photo Exhibit Village Center - Jan-Feb at PJ Village Recreation PJ Conservancy

4th Annual PJ Historical Society Dinner - Feb 6 at 6pm at the Port Jeff Country Club







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