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Since no federal budget has been passed during the last fiscal year Congress has passed a Continuing Resolution (CR), essentially continuing last year's budget levels until December 9, 2016. This is well after the elections and should allow for passing of a FY17 budget during the "lame-duck" session of the present Congress. The RHIC operation budget ended the last fiscal year, FY16, without a deficit but also with very little carry forward funds. The CR will allow us to continue the busy summer shut down work and prepare for the upcoming run, but we need to constrain spending to also prepare for the not unlikely possibility that the CR will be extended throughout the whole 2017 fiscal 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!

On September 29th, C-AD celebrated Caitlin Hoffman's baby shower! What a beautiful celebration organized by Anna Petway!






















Congratulations, Caitlin! We wish you, your family, and Baby H all the blessings in the world!



  October 18 - (Bldg. 461 & 478 | 11:30 am) Healthfest: Gym, Weight Room, and Pool Open House

October 18 - (Recreation Hall, Bldg. 317 | 5 pm) Healthfest: Table Tennis Premier Singles (Intermediate Level)

October 19 - (Bldg. 478 Pool | 11:30 am) Healthfest: 800-Yard Swim

October 25 - (Recreation Hall, Bldg. 317 | 5 pm) Healthfest: Table Tennis Master Singles (Expert Level)

October 26 - (Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555 | 12 pm) Healthfest: Nutrition Talk

October 27 - (RHIC Ring. Bldg. 1005 | 12 pm) Healthfest: Bike Ride

November 3 & 4 - (Berkner Lobby | 10 am - 2 pm) Books Are Fun Book Fair

November 8 - (Berkner Hall, 8 am) Office of Educational Programs Event "Sci-Ed Day"

November 11 - Lab Holiday: Veterans Day

November 11 - BERA Trip: Culinary Institute of America & Walkway Over the Hudson

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?


Walk for Beauty 2016 - October 23 (8:30 am) 4K/6K Breast Cancer Awareness Walk for Beauty and "Hercules on the Harbor" 10K Run.


...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:


26th Annual Scarecrow Competition - September 30 -October 31 Be the judge and vote for your favorites!


Ladies Night Out - October 20 (6 pm - 9 pm) in Stony Brook Village Center. Enjoy a fun filled night out benefiting breast cancer research at Stony Brook Medicine. Music, cocktails, raffles and more!


Long Island's Got Talent Finals 2016 - October 21 (6:30 - 9 pm) at the Educational and Cultural Center. Come see the final 7 perform and be there when a winner is chosen!


Historic Haunts of Long Island - October 27 (7 - 8:30 pm) at Educational and Cultural Center. Join for a book signing and lecture featuring author Kerriann Flanagan Brosky and paranormal investigator and medium Joe Giaquinto to uncover Long Island's eerie history!


Halloween Festival - October 31 (2 - 5 pm) in Stony Brook Village Center. Pumpkin painting, games, kids crafts, trick or treating, 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.


4th Annual LEGO Building Contest & Exhibit - September 17 - October 16 (10 am - 5 pm) at the Educational and Cultural Center. Come see all the amazing creations on display and be sure to vote for your fan favorite with your paid admission ballot! Exhibit admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.


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:


Paint Wine Glass Fundraiser Night -October 19 (7 - 10 pm) at Ruvo Restaurant & Bar

Harvest Fest 2016 - October 30 (12 pm - 5 pm) in PJ Village. Costume the family and pets and enjoy the tricks and treats around town.

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.


Witkover Travel Adventure Program: "Iceland, land of fire, ice and greenery" - November 22 (7 pm) at the Port Jefferson Library. For more information, visit http://www.witkover.com.






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