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AAAS Annual Meeting

Featuring science from the U.S. Department of Energy’s
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Meeting Poster
Hi-res poster (6Mb PDF)
Meeting Date Meeting Location
February 12-16, 2009
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists who study topics ranging from new strategies for addressing our nation's energy needs to subatomic interactions in physics to mysteries of the art world will present their work in three separate symposia at the world's largest scientific gathering, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, February 12-16, 2009, Chicago. For details on these symposia, follow the links below.

Basic Research for Global Energy Security: A Call to Action
Friday, February 13, 2009, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.  |  HRC Grand F

A discussion of innovations in producing, converting, transmitting, storing, and using energy, and how basic research — particularly in the emerging field of nanoscience — is enabling advances in catalysis, superconductivity, artificial photosynthesis, and other areas.

Quest for the Perfect Liquid: Connecting Heavy Ions, String Theory, and Cold Atoms
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 10:30 a.m. - Noon  |  HRC Regency C

Experts from Brookhaven Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), string theory, and atomic physics will explore exciting connections between their seemingly unrelated fields, including the surprise finding of similar physics at opposite extremes of temperature, and the use of string theory as a tool for understanding these phenomena. 

Casting New Light on Ancient Secrets
Monday, February 16, 2009, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  |  HRC Grand C North

The fascinating secrets of our ancient world are being uncovered with the assistance of state of the art, non-destructive x-ray techniques. This symposium presents an insight into the capabilities of the many light source research facilities located around the world in relation to archaeology, paleontology, and anthropology.

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Sponsors

Visit our Anniversary Website 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.

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