On June 10 and 11, 2010, BNL hosted a celebration
titled "90-50-10" to celebrate the 90th birthday of physicist
Courant, the 50th anniversary of the startup of the Alternating Gradient
Synchrotron (AGS, home of three Nobel Prizes), and the 10th anniversary
of first collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Two
of BNL's Nobel Prize-winners and a host of other speakers focused on
past accomplishments and future physics at Brookhaven, great deeds and
ideas recalled, and great horizons anticipated. 90-50-10 tells a story
of Brookhaven's physics history— the past, the present, and what's
still to come.
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Ernest Courant's work with Stanley Livingston and Hartland Snyder on the
"strong focusing principle", was a critical step in the development of
all modern particle accelerators.
Samuel C.C. Ting
Samuel C.C. Ting is the co-winner (with SLAC's Burton Richter) of the 1976 Nobel
Prize in Physics for the discovery of the J/psi particle.
James Cronin and co-researcher Val Fitch received the
1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for proving that certain
subatomic reactions do not adhere to fundamental symmetry principles.