Sep  '17

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Congress has passed and the president will sign a temporary Continuing Resolution that will fund the federal government until December 8 at essentially the levels of this fiscal year. Most importantly, this will avoid, or at least delay, a government shut down. For C-AD it means that funding will continue at the level that we expected and also at the level of the budgets that were approved by the House and Senate appropriation subcommittees.


In the meantime installation activities for LEReC in IR2 have resumed. All the remaining beam transport elements as well as all rf cavities, including the SRF booster cavity, will be installed by the end of the year. 


If you go to the 912 experimental hall you will see a very large steel box. For a short while you will still be able to see an aluminum cylinder inside the box. This is the superconducting solenoid from the Babar experiment at SLAC. The steel box is placed around the solenoid as magnetic flux return in preparation of a test at full field strength scheduled for later this year. 


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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!

Congratulations to C-AD scientists, Suresh Srivastava and Nikolaos Simos, who were granted Emeritus status!



"These scientists have been granted emeritus status (from left, top): Sam Aronson, Vasilis Fthenakis, Jonathan Hanson, Laurence Littenberg, Morgan May, James Muckerman, David Schlyler, Nikolaos Simos, Suresh Srivastava, William Studier, Subramanyam Swaminathan, and Peter Takacs. Not pictured: Frank Paige."


"Emeritus status is in recognition of scientists who had made noteworthy contributions to the Laboratory's reputation as a world-class scientific institution." Read more here.




Congratulations to all those involved in the successful testing of a small-scale accelerator at the ATF with big potential impacts for Science and Medicine!




"An advanced particle accelerator designed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory could reduce the cost and increase the versatility of facilities for physics research and cancer treatment. It uses lightweight, 3D-printed frames to hold blocks of permanent magnets and an innovative method for fine-tuning the magnetic field to steer multiple beams at different energies through a single beam pipe.


With this design, physicists could accelerate particles through multiple stages to higher and higher energies within a single ring of magnets, instead of requiring more than one ring to achieve these energies. In a medical setting, where the energy of particle beams determines how far they penetrate into the body, doctors could more easily deliver a range of energies to zap a tumor throughout its depth."

Read more here.




Congratulations to Steve Bubka and family on the marriage of daughter, Erin, to Nick Marsalisi!








Steve Bellavia captured this awesome collage of photos during his experience in Tennessee imaging the solar eclipse




The following images were taken by Steve Bellavia at Cherry Springs State Park, PA, the dark sky astronomy park:





NGC 7331 is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.




Huge sunspot activity



Narrow band image of the Bubble Nebula, Caldwell 11, an emission nebula in the constellation, Cassiopeia





  September 19 - (Outdoors near Bldg. 438 and Berkner | 3 pm) 70th/100th Anniversaries All Staff Celebration

September 20 - (Bldg. 815E, Conference Rm. | 11 am) Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar "Investigating Convective Dynamic Detrainment Heights in Observations and Model Forecasts"

September 21 - 22 - (Berkner Hall Front Patio | 11 am) Adopt-A-Platoon Fall Plant Sale

September 24 - BERA Trip: Atlantic Antic Street Fair

September 30 - BERA Trip: West Point Football vs University of Texas at El Paso

October 9 - Lab Holiday: Columbus Day

October 11 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium | 4 pm) BSA Distinguished Lecture: "The Warped Universe - The One Hundred Year Quest to discover Einstein's gravitational waves"

October 14 - BERA Trip: Bronx Zoo

October 21 - BERA Trip: Cloisters Museum & The Met


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?


Great South Bay Run - Sep 23 in Bay Shore


Hamptons Marathon - Sep 23 in Southampton


Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk - Sep 29 in NYC


5K Run for the Bus - Sep 30 in Riverhead


Divas Half Marathon - Oct 1 in East Meadow


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



Stony Brook Events:


Young at Heart Programs - Summer/Fall 2017 - July 12 - October 18 (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.


5th Annual Lego Building Block Contest & Exhibit - September 16 - October 15 (10 a - 5 p) Grab your family, friends, scout troop, church group or school club and start building to WIN PRIZES at the Educational & Cultural Center.


Farm Stand! - September 23 & 30 (Stony Brook Village Inner Court) HeartBeet Farms produces fresh, organically-grown, nutritionally dense vegetables and fruits with a focus on nourishing families, especially kids!


27th Annual Scarecrow Competition - September 29 - October 31 - Come have fun creating a scarecrow or just voting for your favorites!





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.







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