NOV  '17

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As I write this Particle Post contribution we are in the middle of the DOE progress review of the Low Energy RHIC electron Cooling (LEReC) project. The final installation of LEReC in the 2 o' clock IR is now in full swing and we expect to resume the testing of the DC gun again in January followed by the commissioning of the LEReC electron beam after the Accelerator Readiness Review (ARR) at the end of January.


In the meantime the federal government is still on a Continuing Resolution (CR) until December 8. The likely expectation is that the CR will be extended, maybe until the end of the 2018 fiscal 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!

The C-AD Bake Sale this month raised $610 for the United Way of Long Island non-profit!
















Thank you to all our volunteers, bakers and contributors!








Peter Ingrassia would like to share this photo from his recent trip to Paris.




"The Louvre, October 23, 2017"



  November 23 & 24 - Lab Holiday: Thanksgiving

November 25 - BERA Trip: Disney on Ice at Nassau Coliseum

November 30 - (Bldg. 400 | 11 - 2 pm) United Way Event: Holiday Shopping Fair

November 30 (Large Seminar Rm., Bldg. 510 | 4 pm) Brookhaven Women in Science Lecture, presented by Dr. Cathy Cutler: "How a Farm Girl Became a Scientist and Impacted Patient's Lives"

December 3 - BERA Trip: Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

December 6 & 7 - (Berkner Lobby | 11 am) United Way Event: Holiday Auction, Jewelry Boutique and Yard Sale

December 6 - (Bldg. 734 (ISB) 2nd floor lobby | 5 pm) Brookhaven Women in Science Annual Wine & Cheese Networking Event

December 8 - (Bldg. 734 (ISB) | 12 pm) United Way Event: Asian Food Tasting Luncheon

December 11 & 12 - (Berkner Lobby | 11:30 am) United Way Event: Gift Wrapping Service

December 14 - (Brookhaven Center, Bldg. 30 | 9:15 am) Blood Drive

December 15 - BNL Holiday Party


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?


Massapequa Turkey Trot - Nov 23


Smithtown Kickers Turkey Trot - Nov 23


Run Your Turkey Off Race - Nov 24 in West Islip


4th Annual 5K Run and Walk for Sickle Cell - Nov 25 in East Islip



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



Stony Brook Events:


Workshops - November 1 - January 31 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.


Tribute: Linda Ronstadt & Olivia Newton John - November 19 - January 10 - a heartwarming holiday tribute show celebrating the lives of two beloved international singers - remember their classic songs and relive their incredible stories!


Black Friday - November 24 (12 - 8 pm) at the Stony Brook Village Center. Great sales, live entertainment and music, wine tasting, and more!


Holiday Festival - December 3 (11 - 8 pm) - Puppet processional parade with 14 foot puppets led by Tom Manuel, owner and founder of the Jazz Loft, with a New Orleans Brass Band. This festive event will also feature a promenade of trees with 60 decorated holiday trees, live music, a model train exhibit, our holiday tree lighting, a visit form Santa and more!




Port Jefferson Events:


Santa Parade - November 25 (11:30 - 12 pm)


22nd Annual Charles Dickens Festival - December 2 & 3 (all day) 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