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Quote of the Month: "I am among those who think science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale." - Marie Curie

 NT. Roserote from our Chair: Thomas Roser

This month all facilities are operating at C-AD: RHIC is running very well with polarized protons at full energy, BLIP is producing medical isotopes for US hospitals, NSRL is in the middle of its spring run, and ATF has started again its operation in building 820 and also the UED facility in building 912 is ready to start experiments.


With all this activity it would be very helpful to have a stable federal budget. Congress had passed a continuing resolution last December, which continued funding of all federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, at last year's levels until the 28th of this month. It is very likely that Congress will again continue the federal budget for the rest of the fiscal year at or close to the present levels. 




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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!

In honor and remembrance of C-AD retiree Wally Shaffer, Deepak Raparia and Vinnie LoDestro share the following sentiments:


"Wally was very dedicated. He contributed not only to the pre-injector group but also to the whole department. Wally was a man with a big heart who cared about everyone. He will be missed by all of us." - D. Raparia


 "Words cannot express my feelings at this time, a colleague and friend, we worked together for 35 years. He was dedicated to the successful work of the Collider Accelerator Department. Retired only less than 2 years, his untimely death will not erase his many contributions to our record performance." - V. LoDestro






Wally will be greatly missed by all in the C-AD family.





Steve Bellavia captured these interesting astrophotographs of an asteroid and four comets.













  April 28-30 - BERA Trip: Finger Lake-Corning Glass and Vineyard Weekend!

April 21 - (Bldg. 510, Rm. 2-160 | 12:15 pm) HET Lunch Discussions

April 25 - (Bldg. 510, Large Seminar Rm. | 3:30 pm) Physics Colloquium

April 26 - (Bldg. 317, Recreation Hall | 10 am) Hospitality Coffee & Playgroup Event

May 4 (Bldg. 400, Lobby) - Book Swap - Meeting held on the first Thursday of each month. Bring book to swap; share resources and conversations!

May 6 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium | 8 am) Office of Educational Programs Event: "Science Fair"

May 7 - BERA Trip: Greenwood Cemetery and Brooklyn Flea Market in DUMBO

May 13 - BERA Trip: Broadway show - Hello, Dolly!

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?


Outrun Autism - April 22 in Cold Spring Harbor


Jigsaw 4 Mile Run - April 23 in East Islip


Bridgehampton Half - April 29 in Bridgehampton


Navy Seal LT Michael P. Murphy 4 Mile Run/Walk Around the Lake - June 4 in Lake Ronkonkoma


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



Stony Brook Events:


Young at Heart Programs - Spring 2017 - March 8 - June 21 (1 - 2p) All are welcome to enjoy various music and lecture programs hosted by The Jazz Loft and The Educational & Cultural Center of Stony Brook Village.


Spring Appreciation Day! - April 22 (12 - 5p) Music, crafts, balloons, petting zoo and more!


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 October (10a - 2p) at the Village Center. Purchase local produce, honey, bread and baked goods, seafood, international specialties, plants and flower bouquets.


4th Annual Royal Educational Foundation Family Fun Run - April 22 (8:30 am)


9th Annual Antiques and Garden Weekend - April 29-30 (10 a - 5 p) in 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