BROOKHAVEN LAB HONORS FOUR SCIENTISTS FOR DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has honored four members of its scientific staff with its annual Distinguished Research and Development Awards, the highest honor in the Laboratory's employee awards program. The award is symbolized by an engraved memento and accompanied by a prize of $5,000. Pictured with their engraved mementos are: (from left) Pavel Rehak, a resident of Setauket, a physicist who specializes in designing particle-physics detectors; John Tranquada, of Stony Brook, a physicist known for his important discoveries in high-temperature superconductor research, much of which has been done at Brookhaven's High Flux Beam Reactor; Jerome Hastings, of Brookhaven hamlet, a physicist who has made major contributions to the instrument design and development of experimental techniques used at Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source, a facility that uses x-rays, ultraviolet light and infrared light for scientific research; and Richard Hahn, of Moriches, a chemist who was recognized for his leadership in international research projects that measure the properties of solar neutrinos, exotic subatomic particles that are emitted by the sun as byproducts of the nuclear reactions that produce solar energy.

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