APR '16

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Quote of the Month: "Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think." - Jacob Bronowski

 NT. Roserote from our Chair: Thomas Roser

The repair work of the quench protection diode of one dipole of the blue RHIC ring was completed in just 19 days. This included warm-up of the sectors 10 and 11, cutting through the cryostat, heat shields, and magnet end volume, replacing the diode and perform electrical tests, weld everything back together and pressure test, and cool back down to liquid helium temperature. This was an extraordinary, around the clock effort by many people from C-AD, SMD, F&O, and RCD coordinated by Gary McIntyre. All the work was carefully planned and executed highly professionally and safely. Thank you all!


RHIC came quickly back with the same record breaking performance as before the diode failure. Due to the power saved during the repair time and the low electrical pulse rates this year it is likely that the run can be extended to the end of June to make up for the interruption of the run. 

The Ultrafast Electron Diffraction (UED) facility on the floor in 912 is nearing completion. This will be the first element of the ATF II upgrade to be completed. The facility will be used for first experiments during this year.



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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!



Efforts are underway at C-AD to boost production of radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes by upgrading BNL's isotope production and research facility to increase the yield of key medical isotopes.





In the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) control room, (clockwise from back) Leonard Mausner, Deepak Raparia, and Robert Michnoff, who worked on upgrade efforts, and Jason Nalepa, a BLIP operator, inspect recent changes to the raster beam profile.


Read more about the efforts of C-AD in producing radioisotopes for diagnostics and therapeutics here.








The pinwheel galaxy, M101, captured by Steve Bellavia.






The moon in close proximity to Jupiter and its four moons, Callisto, Europa, Io and Ganymede.






  April 20 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium | 4p) Brookhaven Lecture: "What Will Earth Be Like in 50 Years?"

April 26 - (Bldg. 815E, Conference Room | 11a) Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar "Orographic Convection and Precipitation in the Tropics: Wind Speed Control and Aerosol Interactions"

April 27 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium| 12p) BSA Recital -  Stony Brook Opera to Perform La Boheme

April 27 - (Bldg. 935, Science Learning Center | 4p) Office of Educational Programs Event "Science Through Reading"

April 28 - (Bldg. 744, Conference Room 156 | 9:30a) Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day at BNL

May 5-6 - (Berkner Hall | 11a - 2p) Mother's Day Plant Sale

May 5 - (Berkner Hall, Rm. B | 12p) Foundation for Personal Financial Education "Passport to Retirement"

May 10 - (Berkner Hall, Rm. B| 11a) APS and Assoc. of Students and Postdocs - ASAP present "ART"


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?


Brooklyn Bridge Running Tour - Apr. 23

Jigsaw 4 Mile Run - Apr. 24 in East Islip

1st Annual East Moriches PTO 5K Run - May 7

22nd Annual Families Walk & Run for Hope - May 7 at Mather Hospital in Port Jeff


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



For the Kids:


Long Island's Got Talent 2016! - The Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Youth Corps is proud to once again present its annual music showcase at a special performance on Friday, April 8th.





Stony Brook Events:


The Mickey Rooney Story (Musical Theater Tribute Performances) - May 4 - Jun 12 at The Educational and Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village




Port Jefferson Events:


Eighth Annual Antiques and Garden Weekend - Apr. 23 -24 in PJ Village Center

"Speed Sisters", PJ Documentary Series - Apr 25 at 7p at Theater Three, PJ Arts Council

Farmer's Market - May 1 (10a - 2p) in PJ Village, every Sunday







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