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Brookhaven National Laboratory hosts concerts, lectures, and other events throughout the year which are free and open to the public. U.S. citizens age 16 and over must bring government-issued photo-identification for admission.

  1. SEP

    23

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Lecture

    "507th Brookhaven Lecture, Featuring Dong Su"

    Presented by Dong Su, Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven Lab

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Thomas Watson

  2. SEP

    30

    Wednesday

    BSA Distinguished Lecture

    "A hundred years of visualizing molecular structure"

    Presented by Professor Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Peter Wanderer

    It has been a hundred years since molecules were first visualized directly by using x-ray crystallography. That technique gave us our first look at molecules as simple as common salt to one as complex as the ribosome that has almost a million atoms. In the last few years, electron microscopy has offered an alternative to directly obtaining the structure of very large molecules. I will describe some highlights in this journey with an emphasis on the recent developments in electron microscopy and how it is creating a new range of possibilities for visualizing biological structures.

  3. OCT

    7

    Wednesday

    BSA Distinguished Lecture

    "Universe or Multiverse?"

    Presented by Andre Linde, Stanford University

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Peter Wanderer

    Cosmological observations show that the universe is very uniform on the maximally large scale accessible to our telescopes. The best theoretical explanation of this uniformity is provided by the inflationary theory. Andrei Linde will briefly describe the status of this theory in view of recent observational data. Rather paradoxically, this theory predicts that on an extremely large scales, much greater than what we can see now, the world may look totally different. Instead of being a single spherically symmetric balloon, our universe may look like a "multiverse," a collection of many different exponentially large balloons ("universes") with different laws of low-energy physics operating in each of them. The new cosmological paradigm, supported by developments in string theory, changes the standard views on the origin and the global structure of the universe and on our own place in the world.

  4. OCT

    21

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Lecture

    "508th Brookhaven Lecture, Featuring Dennis Perpelitsa"

    Presented by Dennis Perpelitsa, Physics Department at Brookhaven Lab

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Thomas Watson

  5. NOV

    18

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Lecture

    "509th Brookhaven Lecture, Featuring Wah-Keat Lee"

    Presented by Wah-Keat Lee, National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven Lab

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Thomas Watson

  6. DEC

    16

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Lecture

    "510th Brookhaven Lecture, Featuring Yonggang Cui"

    Presented by Yonggang Cui, Nonproliferation & National Security Department at Brookhaven Lab

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Thomas Watson

  1. SEP

    30

    Wednesday

    BSA Noon Recital

    "Enso String Quartet: Salonen, Sibelius"

    12 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00 pm

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