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For release on September 10, 2008, 8:30:00 AM
Contacts: Peter Genzer, (631) 344-3174
The following release, issued jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation, is being distributed by DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory. In addition to serving as the U.S. host laboratory for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, Brookhaven plays multiple roles in this massive international undertaking, ranging from construction and project management to data storage and distribution. For more information about Brookhaven's contributions, please visit http://www.bnl.gov/atlas or contact Kendra Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-344-8191.
First Beam for Large Hadron Collider
Washington, D.C. – An international collaboration of scientists today sent the first beam of protons zooming at nearly the speed of light around the world’s most powerful particle accelerator—One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the
Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory
conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in
energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major
scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers.
Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science
Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for the State
University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of
Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit, applied science and technology organization.