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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory located in Upton, New York, on Long Island, and was formally established in 1947 at the site of Camp Upton, a former U.S. Army base. Its name stems from its location within the Town of Brookhaven, approximately 60 miles east of New York City. Research at BNL specializes in nuclear and high energy physics, energy science and technology, environmental and bioscience, nanoscience and national security. The 5,300 acre campus contains several large research facilities, including the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and National Synchrotron Light Source II. Seven Nobel prizes have been awarded for work conducted at Brookhaven lab.

Nuclear Theorists Collaborate to Explore ‘Heavy Flavor’ Particles

“Leading U.S. researchers will develop framework for describing exotic particles’ behavior at various stages in the evolution of hot nuclear matter Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory will participate in a new …

A Radical New Approach in Synthetic Chemistry

“Pulse radiolysis experiments help reveal how unpaired electrons at one end of a molecule can initiate chemistry at ‘distant’ locations Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory helped measure how unpaired electrons in atoms …

Scientists Build Nanoscale Parapets, Aqueducts, and Other Shapes

“Array of novel nanoscale architectures formed through guided self-assembly could yield materials with improved electronic, optical, and mechanical properties. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new way to guide the …

New MicroBooNE Analysis Takes a Closer Look at the Sterile Neutrino

“The MicroBooNE collaboration at Fermilab has released a new analysis of their neutrino data. The result provides constraints on a model that assumes the existence of a sterile neutrino to explain anomalies in neutrino measurements by other experiments A new …

Rethinking the Computer Chip in the Age of AI

“The transistor-free compute-in-memory architecture permits three computational tasks essential for AI applications: search, storage, and neural network operations. Artificial intelligence presents a major challenge to conventional computing architecture. In standard models, memory storage and computing take place in different parts …

From RHIC to the EIC: Taking Our Exploration of Matter to the Next Frontier

“The nuclear physics research programme at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory is entering an exciting time. After completing its 22nd successful physics run, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a DOE Office of Science …

New Materials Research Sees Transformations at an Atomic Level

“When manufacturing techniques turn metals, ceramics or composites into a technologically useful form, understanding the mechanism of the phase transformation process is essential to shape the behavior of those high-performance materials. Seeing those transformations in real time is difficult, however …

Statistics Unlock Secrets of Particles, Pandemics, and More

“Particle hunters and disease specialists collaborate with educators and the Museum of Mathematics to teach teachers and students the value of statistics What do physicists exploring the fundamental particles that make up our universe and doctors tracking COVID-19 cases …

Simulating a Quantum Future

“Quantum computers are expected to revolutionize the way researchers solve difficult computing problems. These computers are being designed to tackle major challenges in fundamental research areas, such as quantum chemistry. In its current stage of development, quantum computing is still …

Study Reveals How Some High-Energy Particle ‘Jets’ Lose Energy

“Results may offer new insight into properties of quark-gluon plasma (QGP)—the hot mix of fundamental nuclear-matter building blocks that filled the early universe. Scientists studying particle collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have revealed how certain particle-jets …