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All five facilities at C-AD are presently operating and operating very well: RHIC, BLIP, NSRL, ATF, Tandem. In addition, both LEReC is being commissioned with beam and the CeC experiment is setting up with beam. Congratulations to all for this amazing feat. All of this is keeping everybody extremely busy and is only feasible because of the high reliability of all the equipment.


With the new and finally passed federal budget we will be able to run not only the planned 15 weeks of running RHIC but also continue LEReC electron beam commissioning throughout the summer. This will allow us to plan for commissioning electron cooling of low energy heavy ion beams during the 2019 RHIC run. 




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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!

C-AD Thank You Celebration




















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  April 19 - (Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555 | 9:30 am) Earth Day Event "Sustainable Office Showcase and Training for Purchasing Environmentally Preferred Products"

April 19 - (Bldg. 555 Lobby | 9:30 am) Earth Day Celebration

April 20 - (Berkner Lobby | 8:45 pm) BWIS Sponsored High School Career Day

April 21 - BERA Trip: Rocktopia

April 23 - (Berkner Hall Cafetera | 10:30 am) Coffee & Conversation

April 25 - (Berkner Hall Auditorium | 1 pm) Office of Educational Program Event: "2018 DOE/BNL Spring Internship Poster Session"

May 2 - (Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 | 1 pm) Frank E. Paige Memorial Symposium: A Celebration of the Life and Accomplishments of Frank Paige

May 5 - BERA Trip: Rockefeller Estate Kykuit and the Union Church at Pocantico Hills

May 16 - (Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555 | 11 am) Brookhaven Women in Science Award Ceremony

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.

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


Interested in Cycling?  





Interested in Running or Walking?


Power of a Woman Pool Triathlon -  Apr 21 in East Meador, NY


Spartan Stadium Sprint - Citi Field - Apr 21 in New York, NY


St. James 5 Miler - Apr 21 in St. James, NY


9/11 Memorial and Museum 5K - Apr 22 in New York, NY


Mini Mighty Man Pool Triathlon - Apr 22 in East Meadow, NY


5K Dreams Run - Apr 28 in Holtsville, NY




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



Stony Brook Events:


Young at Heart Program - April 18 at the Jazz Loft - April in Paris: Songs Inspired by the City of Love


Spring Appreciation Day - April 21 at the Stony Brook Village Center - come out and celebrate the arrival of spring with music, petting zoo, art show, and more!


Live and Vibrant Life - April 25 - November 28 at the Educational & Cultural Center - enjoy groundbreaking programming focused on the vibrancy, wisdom and life experiences shared by the 50 plus segment of the population.


Optimizing Your Nutrition - April 28 (11-3 pm)  - come see the 4th annual holistic nutrition seminar held at the Educational & Cultural Center.



Port Jefferson Events:


Port Jefferson Yacht Club Open House - Apr 19 (5:30-8:30 pm) at the Port Jeff Yacht Club


Farmer's Market - Apr 22 (10:30-2 pm) at the Village Center


9th Annual Health and Wellness Fest - Apr 28 (9-1 pm)


11th Annual Antiques and Garden Weekend - Apr 28-29 (10-5 pm) at the Port Jeff 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