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Brookhaven National Laboratory

Young Researcher Symposium 2013

Call for Papers - All Brookhaven National Lab postdocs and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for an oral or a poster presentation at the 2013 Brookhaven National Lab Young Researcher Symposium (YRS 2013). Submission deadlines are listed below.

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YRS 2013 will bring together early career researchers (postdocs and graduate students) from a wide range of disciplines across BNL to exchange information and practice presenting their research work in a supportive scientific environment. This event will showcase the high value that young researchers bring to BNL through their research accomplishments and provide them an opportunity to explore potential research collaborations across the laboratory. Furthermore, it offers an excellent platform to demonstrate cutting edge BNL research activities to external audiences.

Participation in this event is open to all BNL postdocs and graduate students. The entire lab community and external guests from DOE and neighboring institutions are invited to attend. The program includes both oral and poster presentations by BNL postdocs and graduate students, a career panel, and a reception.

All young researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation. There will be a selection process for oral presentations. Both oral and poster presentations will be evaluated by judges and the best presenters will be awarded a cash prize.

Note: This website will be the source of all symposium related information and is being updated frequently. Please be sure to check back often.

Session Information

  • Oral Sessions (Morning and Afternoon)
    • Presentations by postdocs and graduate students (15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A)
  • Poster Session - Posters will be displayed throughout the day. Presenters will be available to answer questions during lunchtime.
  • Career Panel
    • Suzanne Golisz (Research Associate, 2011-2013), a scientist at Chevron in Richmond, California (since 2013)
    • Jaime Farrington (Research Associate, 2010-2012), a Technology Development Scientist at Sydor Instruments in Rochester, NY (since 2012)
    • Deborah Keszenman (Research Associate, 2005-2006), a Beam Line Scientist at the Biology Department in BNL (since 2006)
    • Yue Hao, Associate Scientist at the Collider-Accelerator Department in BNL (since 2012) and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University (since 2010)
    • Matteo Cavalleri, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry in Hoboken, NJ
  • Main Reception – Please join us for a reception following the symposium

Abstract Submission

Please follow all guidelines when submitting your abstract for an oral and/or poster presentation. Abstract submission deadlines are listed on the right, under the "Important Dates" section.
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  • Doon Gibbs, BNL Director
  • Berndt Mueller, BNL Associate Director for Nuclear & Particle Physics
  • J. C. Seamus Davis, CES Director and Distinguished Professor at Cornell University
  • Esther Takeuchi, Chief Scientist at BNL and Distinguished Professor at SBU

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Important Dates

Sep 16, 2013 Deadline to submit an abstract for oral presentation
Oct 21, 2013 Deadline to submit an abstract for poster presentation
Oct 11, 2013 Notification of accepted oral presentations
Oct 28, 2013 Deadline for submission of poster presentation files to print on-site

Welcome Reception

Registered attendees are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Thursday, November 14, 2013, starting at 5:00 PM in the Berkner Hall Lobby (Bldg. 488).

Poster presenters will have an opportunity to display their posters at this time. Directions

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Last Modified: October 23, 2013