SEP '15

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 Note from our Chair: Thomas Roser



T. Roser

 The most likely federal budget situation is a three-month Continuing Resolution (CR) before an actual budget would be passed by Congress at the beginning of 2016. In this case we  continue to plan for a start of the He cool down of RHIC in January, which will allow us to complete the scheduled 22 weeks of RHIC cryo operation before the summer months. In the  meantime, under a CR, we have to maintain the restrained spending that we have been living with for the last couple of months.


 The 2 o' clock area at RHIC is a very busy place this summer. Good progress is being made with the installation of the electron accelerator for the Coherent electron Cooling Proof-of- Principle experiment and also all RHIC beam instrumentation equipment is being removed from the 1 o' clock region of the IR in preparation of the installation of the cooling section of the  Low Energy RHIC electron Cooling (LEReC) project. Activities at the 2 o' clock area will continue up until the RHIC run starts next year.


We were hosting the 16th International Conference on Ion Sources at the New York Marriott Marquis. The conference was very well attended with a large international participation. A  big "thank you" goes to the conference organizing team at C-AD that worked hard to make the conference such a big success. 


  VIEW Conference projections for 2015:
*Conferences should be projected through december 2015

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!


                                Physicist Mei Bai Receives DOE's E.O. Lawrence Award!


"Bai was one of nine mid-career scientists and engineers honored this year with the Lawrence Award, which is one of the most prestigious given by the Department of Energy. Bai, who is currently working in Germany at the Nuclear Physics Institute in Jülich, was honored for her outstanding contributions in advancing the understanding of the spin of the proton and for her work on making RHIC the world's first and only high energy polarized proton collider." Read more about this accomplishment here.



                                     Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (center) and Acting Director for the Office of Science and Deputy

                                   Director for Science Programs Patricia Dehmer (left) present Mei Bai with the E.O. Lawrence Award.


                                                         Congratulations, Mei! 







                  Steve Bellavia captured this photo of emission nebula NGC 7000 in the constellation of Cygnus.







One of the 38,000 lb. STAR MMPS rectifier transformers being sent to New Jersey for inspection. One lead showed a 100 degree F temperature higher difference than the other five leads, which was discovered during a random infrared camera photo inspection. Gas analysis of the silicone fluid came back normal and the windings should be OK.
  -P.K. Feng

Photo of the infrared camera.



September 17 - (Bldg. 510 - Large Seminar Room | 1:30 pm) 2016 Benefits Information Meeting

September 17 - (Bldg. 510 - Small Seminar Room | 3 pm) Particle Physics Seminar: "CMB Constraints DM Annihilation/Sum of the neutrino masses from CMB observations"
September 18 - (Bldg. 535 - Large Conference Room | 2 pm) Instrumentation Division Seminar: "Hybrid pixel detector developments for Synchotrons and Free Electron Lasers at the Paul Scherrer Institute"

September 19 - (Port Jefferson Harborfront Park | 9 am) BERA APAA / BNL Team Races at the Port Jeff Dragon Boat Race Festival
September 25 - (Bldg. 510 - Room 2-160 | 12 pm) ATLAS/HET Joint Lunch Seminar: "Constraints on New Physics via Higgs Boson Couplings and Invisible Decays with the ATLAS Detector"

September 30 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium | 4 pm) BSA Distinguished Lecture: "A hundred years of visualizing molecular structure"

October 1 & 2 - (Berkner Hall Patio | 11 am) Adopt-a-Platoon Fall Plant Sale Fundraiser

Do you have to give a talk?

Public Speaking Techniques: Verbal & Non-verbal

Presented by: Theodore Sampieri

 12:00 – 1:00 Fridays

CAD Bldg. 911

Large Conference Room: 2nd Floor

In other news...
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.

The last place left in America that's piecing together the origins of the universe
In the instant after the Big Bang, the only thing in the universe that existed was a hot plasma soup full of subatomic particles. But to study that plasma, you don't have to travel back in time billions of years to the Big Bang itself - just go to Long Island, NY.
Read more.

Liquid-like magnetic state leads to super-conductivity
Despite a quarter-century of research since the discovery of the first high-temperature superconductors, scientists still don't have a clear picture of how these materials are able to conduct electricity with no energy loss.
Read more.

Magnet hyperthermia, an auxiliary tool in cancer treatments
Hyperthermia has been used for centuries to combat tumors and reduce their effects. New research aims to use a different system (magnet nanoparticles) to increase body temperature. Read more.

What's going on in our neighborhood?  day at the vineyards...


Interested in Cycling?


Interested in Running or Walking?


Eastern Long Island Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis – Oct 25 (11a – 4p) at Stony Brook University, Student Activity Plaza

Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk – October 10 (2p – 8p) at The Bench Bar & Grill

22nd Annual Walk for Beauty! – Oct 25 (8:30a – 4p) at the Stony Brook Village Center

Hercules on the Harbor 10K Run – Oct 25 (8:30a) at the Stony Brook Village Center

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



For the Kids:


Family Art Day – Sep 26 (10a – 5p) at the Stony Brook Village Center

Long Island Ducks – Sep 11, 12 & 13 (Sat at 6:35p; Sun at 1:35p) – Tix available at the BERA store



Stony Brook Events:


LI Art Show – Sep 12 (12p – 6p) at Harmony Vineyard



Port Jefferson Events:


Dragon Boat Race Festival – Sep 19 (8:30a – 5:30p) at Port Jeff Harbor

PJ Farmer’s Market – Sep 13 & 20 (9a – 1p)

American Music Fest – Sep 26 (12p) – Sep 27 (8p) throughout PJ Village

Paint Port Pink Week – Sep 26 (9a) – Oct 3 (5p) throughout PJ Village







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