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The 912 experimental hall for the B and C production targets of the AGS fixed target program housed many groundbreaking particle physics experiments such as E787/949, that discovered the extremely rare decay of a positive kaon to a positive pion and two neutrinos. The experimental hall has been cleaned out almost completely and is now being used for the superconducting rf (SRF) development area with a vertical test facility and a class 10 clean room.


The main part of the 912 hall is being prepared as the future location of an upgraded Accelerator Test Facility (ATF II). ATF is presently located, in very crammed quarters, in building 820. ATF operation in 820 will continue through 2018 to provide facilities for accelerator physics experiments while another test facility (FACET at SLAC) is shutdown for their upgrade. In the meantime, however, a first experimental facility, UED or Ultrafast Electron Diffraction, has started operation and construction of a powerful CO2 laser is progressing in 912. The CO2 laser will be the core part of the future upgraded ATF in 912. 




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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!



Stephanie LaMontagne's daughter, Nicole, married Matthew on September 1st! Congratulations to the newlyweds and their families!














Enjoy some beautiful astrophotography from Steve Bellavia's trip to Cherry Springs State Park, PA!



The Easter Veil Nebula, NGC 6992



The Witch's Broom, NGC 6960



The Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae, M20 and M8


The Crescent Nebula, NGC 6888

  September 20 - (Brookhaven Center | 12 pm) Health Promotion Program Lecture

September 21 - (Recreation Hall, Bldg. 317 | 10 am) Hospitality Coffee & Playgroup Event

September 21 - (Huntington Cinema Arts Centre | 7:30 pm) Science on Screen: BNL Presents 'The Martian' Film and Discussion

September 21 & 28 - (Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 | 2 pm) Joint YTTP/HET Seminar

September 22 - (Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 | 4:30 pm) Brookhaven Women in Science Event: "LIGO and the Beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy"

September 27 - (ITD Seminar Room, Bldg. 515 | 12 pm) BERA Maker Club and Amateur Radio Club

September 29 & 30 - (Berkner Hall, 11 am - 1:30 pm) BVA/AAP Fundraiser: Fall Plant Sale

October 2 - BERA Trip: Renaissance Faire

October 8 - BERA Trip: Starfleet Academy Experience & The Intrepid
***Last day to buy tickets: September 23rd!***


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?


Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer - September 24 in North Babylon

Runner's Edge Whisper Run - September 24 in East Islip

15K Run to Benefit Rocketship Park - October 9 at the Port Jeff Brewery in Port Jeff Village


...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:


4th Annual LEGO Building Contest & Exhibit - September 17 - October 16 (10 am - 5 pm) at the Educational and Cultural Center. Come see all the amazing creations on display and be sure to vote for your fan favorite with your paid admission ballot! Exhibit admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.


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:


Brazilian Guitar Quartet - Free Classical Music Series - October 1 (7:30 pm - 9 pm) in the Village Center

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