JUNE '16

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This year's RHIC run is coming to an end and preparations for the summer shutdown are already in full swing. The four different center-of-mass energies for the deuteron-gold collisions, 20 GeV, 40 GeV, 60 GeV and 200 GeV, were all successfully completed and with only minimal setup time of RHIC.


The testing and commissioning of the electron accelerator for the Coherent electron Cooling (CeC) test has made very good progress. The SRF electron gun has produced high brightness electron bunches of more than 4 nC, a record for SRF guns. Unfortunately the main accelerating SRF cavity is contaminated, which limits the achievable beam energy to half of what would be needed for the cooling experiment. The plan is to remove the cavity and have it cleaned at Argonne National Laboratory over the summer to be ready for the CeC test during the next RHIC run. 


A major milestone was reached with the Ultrafast Electron Diffraction (UED) facility of the Accelerator Test Facility. First beam was achieved from the RF electron gun. Congratulations to the whole team! The UED facility, built as a collaboration between HEP Accelerator Stewardship and BES, is the first element of the ATF II upgrade program. 


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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!

Derek Lowenstein was recently recognized with the first ever Xie Jialin Prize for outstanding work in the field of accelerator physics from the 7th Annual International Particle Accelerator Conference. Berndt Mueller and Thomas Roser presented him with the award during a special presentation on June 7th. Read more here.













Congratulations, Derek!





C-AD also celebrated Lou Snydstrup as he prepares for a very happy retirement! Good luck, Lou!



























  June 22 - (Bldg. 815E, Conference Rm. | 11a) Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar "Large-eddy simulation of complex turbulent flows in energy and environmental applications"

June 27 - (Bldg. 734, ISB Conference Rm. 201 | 1:30p) Condensed-Matter Particle Physics & Materials Science Seminar "Weyl semi-metal: a new topological state in condensed matter"

June 29 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium | 4p) Brookhaven Lecture "515th Brookhaven Lecture: Sean McSweeney"

July 4 - Lab Holiday: Independence Day

July 8 - (Bldg. 535 | 2:30p) Instrumentation Division Seminar "Observatory Control System and Imaging System for Astronomical Telescopes"

July 10 - Summer Sunday: Family Fun Day

July 17 - Summer Sunday: Exploring the Ultra Small


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?


City Running Tours - Brooklyn Bridge Running Tour - June 24 in NYC

Community Ambulance 5K - June 26 in Sayville, NY

Coney Island Boardwalk 5K - June 26 in Brooklyn, NY

Southampton Firecracker 8K - July 3 in Southampton, NY




...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:


It Take a Team to Build a Village Special Exhibit - May 21 - Sep 7 Experience the story of the reconstruction of Stony Brook Village in a Spring and Summer long exhibit on the building of the Stony Brook Village Center! On display will be historical documents, photos, original prints, sketches, memorabilia and more.


Performances at The Jazz Loft - Jun 3 - Jul 30 Check out upcoming performances in June by visiting their website's box office.


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:


Suburban Dreams : An exhibit showcasing the works of artists who are physically handicapped - May 3 - June 30 at the Port Jefferson Gallery at 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