FEB  '18

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The cryo modifications in the 2 o'clock IR have been completed and the commissioning effort of LEReC (system commissioning) and CeC (beam commissioning) has started. Also just in time, the installation of the LEReC components was completed and the LEReC team successfully passed the Accelerator Readiness Review. Congratulations to all!


The transition from the PHENIX detector to sPHENIX is also making good progress. The last sections of the very large PHENIX magnet have been removed from the 1008 detector hall in time for the shield wall to be reinstalled for the upcoming run. And in building 912 the testing of the main superconducting solenoid for the sPHENIX detector, the reused BaBar magnet from SLAC, has successfully started. 




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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!


The Rosetta Nebula by Steve Bellavia






The Spaghetti Nebula by Steve Bellavia

  February 16 - (Bldg. 317 | 5:30 pm) Valentine's Family Dance

February 19 - Lab Holiday: President's Day

February 21 - (Berkner, Room B | 3 pm) BWIS Sponsored Event: "Webinar: Close the Leadership Gap: Clarifying Roles to Improve Execution"

February 22 - (Bldg. 555 Lobby | 12 pm) Black History Month Event: "6th Annual Food Tasting"

February 23 - (Bldg. 510, Large Seminar Rm. | 4 pm) Black History Month Talk: "Science, Race and Gender"

February 26 - (Berkner, Room B | 12pm) Mindfulness Meditation - QOL/BERA/Recreation

February 28 - (Bldg. 490, LCR | 3pm) BWIS Sponsored Event: "Webinar: Close the Leadership Gap: Making Conflict Productive"

March 3 - (Berkner Auditorium | 8 am) Office of Educational Programs Event: "Middle School Science Bowl"

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.

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


Interested in Cycling?  





Interested in Running or Walking?


Cherry Tree 10 Miler -  Feb 18 in Brooklyn, NY


Joe Latino 4 x 2M Winter Relays - Feb 24 in Kings Park, NY


Runner's Edge Winter Fun Run - Feb 25 in Farmingdale, NY


Little Cow Harbor Run for HOPE - 4 Mile Run - Mar 3 in Greenlawn, NY


Caumsett Park 50K Championship and GLIRC 25K Run - Mar 4 in Lloyd Harbor




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



Stony Brook Events:


Workshops - November 1 - February 28 at the Stony Brook Village Center - Stony Brook Village now offers a variety of workshops! Make a fresh holiday wreath at the Village Florist, learn how to use your telescope from Camera Concepts and Telescope Solutions, get tips on de-cluttering from Cervo Design, host a shopping party at Chico's, Loft or Mint.


Tepee Ted of the Traveling Wilderness Museum - February 20-22 at the Educational & Cultural Center - connect your children (ages 6-9) with fun filled days of learning how native children of long ago learned the skills and knowledge necessary to live comfortable lives in the wilderness.


Running Scared, Running Free... - February 1 - 28 at the Educational & Cultural Center - an interactive theatrical performance based on oral history. Experience this live, on-stage drama about the links between the Underground Railroad, secret codes hidden in quilts and the strength of the human spirit in the struggle for freedom.


Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows - February 20-23 (10:30 am - 12 pm) at the Educational & Cultural Center. Your child will love listening to picture books brought to life by none other than the author of the book! Following the story, you and your child can enjoy a cup of cocoa with marshmallows!



Port Jefferson Events:


Winter Indoor Farmer's Market - every Sunday (10 a - 2 p) at The Village Center


The RINX Outdoor Ice Skating on the Harbor - Jan 1 - Mar 12 at The Village Center


Winter Tide Concert Series - James O'Malley with Corrin Huddleston - Feb 16 (7pm) at the Village Center


Winter Tide Concert Series - Miles to Dayton Trio with Jonathan Preddice - Feb 23 (7pm) at the Village Center







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