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  Marc-André Pleier

Physicists Detect Process Even Rarer than the Long-Sought Higgs Particle

Scientists running the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful “atom smasher,” report the first evidence of a process that can be used to test the mechanism by which the recently discovered Higgs particle imparts mass to other fundamental particles.   More...


Ultra-small, Tremendous Impact

On Sunday, July 20, visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven scientists probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter. Play with hands-on activities in the “Nano-Discovery” zone. Be enthralled by the “Magic of Science.”    More...

NY Blue

Supercomputers Reveal Strange, Stress-Induced Transformations in World's Thinnest Materials

Columbia researchers used Brookhaven Lab supercomputer simulations to map and compare the transformations and breaking points of graphene and other super-strong monolayers.  More...

Ralph James and Alexsey Bolotnikov

Brookhaven Lab Wins R&D 100 Award for Novel Radiation Detector

Brookhaven National Lab has won an R&D 100 Award for a novel radiation detector, GammaScout. The compact system provides detailed spectroscopic and imaging information about the presence and distribution of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation in a sample or area.  More...

Richard Zare

Stanford Chemist Richard Zare to Speak at Brookhaven Lab July 22–23

Richard Zare, a chemist at Stanford University, will present talks titled "Reminiscences of a Public Science Policy Wonk," and "Mass Spectrometry: Drop by Drop" for the George B. Pegram Lectures at Brookhaven Lab on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23.  More...

Lijuan Ruan

496th Brookhaven Lecture on Wednesday, 7/23: 'Special PET Scans Seeking Symmetry in Quark-Gluon Plasma'

Brookhaven Lab has made some significant contributions to advance positron emission tomography (PET) techniques commonly used to diagnose cancer and study brain activity. Today at the Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, scientists are using a different kind of positron tomography to probe for clues in ultra-hot seas of subatomic quarks and gluons.  More...

Bob Geib

In Memoriam: Robert Geib

Robert "Bob" Geib of Aquebogue, N.Y., a master welder in Brookhaven Lab's Site Resources Division, died on May 28, 2014. He was 60 years old.  More...

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Upcoming Events

Add to My CalendarSummer Sunday at the CFN
"Ultra-Small, Tremendous Impact"
Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m.
Berkner Hall Auditorium

Add to My CalendarPegram Lecture
"Reminiscences of a Public Science Policy Wonk"
Richard N. Zare, Chemistry Department, Stanford University
Tuesday, July 22, 4 p.m.
Berkner Hall Auditorium

Add to My CalendarPegram Lecture
"Mass Spectrometry: Drop by Drop"
Richard N. Zare, Chemistry Department, Stanford University
Wednesday, July 23, 11 a.m.
Berkner Hall Auditorium

Add to My CalendarBrookhaven Lecture
"496th Brookhaven Lecture: 'Special PET Scans Seeking Symmetry in Quark-Gluon Plasma'"
Lijuan Ruan, Physics Department at Brookhaven Lab
Wednesday, July 23, 4 p.m.
Berkner Hall Auditorium


Scientists Discover Process Rarer than Higgs Boson Particle
—International Business Times

Study finds link between marijuana abuse and blunted dopamine response
—Medical Press

Planning for an electron-ion collider at Brookhaven
—International Science Grid This Week

Higgs Boson glimpsed at work for first time
—New Scientist

DoE’s Brookhaven Lab wins award for radiation detector
—BioPrep Watch

World's Tallest Waterslide: Why You Don't Fall Off


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