- About Us
- Our History
OverviewOur origins as the first large-scale research facility in the north-eastern United States.
DiscoveriesBrookhaven is home to discoveries that led to seven Nobel Prizes.
Unique FacilitiesThe Lab was conceived to design, construct and operate large scientific research machines.
- Leadership Team
- Brookhaven Science Associates
- Economic Impact
- Stakeholder Relations
The technologies of tomorrow are tough to predict, but one thing is certain: innovation forms the foundation of a healthy economy. The greatest opportunities for local, national, and global growth rest with the time-tested impact of large-scale research and development. Brookhaven National Laboratory’s discoveries at the most exciting frontiers of science — from the fabric of the cosmos to zero-emission vehicles — generate the kinds of unprecedented, game-changing advances that help shape the future.
Fiscal Year 2018 By the Numbers…
Spent on goods and services
of the $171 million spent on Long Island companies
Invested in new facilities and renovations
People employed by the Laboratory
of our employees live on
from university, corporate & government institutions
of the 5,000 researchers from NY State institutions
An Economic Engine of World-Class Science
Owned and primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Brookhaven Lab is one of New York State’s largest scientific research centers. Located on a 5,300-acre site in central Long Island, the Lab employs more than 2,500 full-time workers and is host to more than 5,000 visiting researchers each year from universities, industry, and government agencies that use its cutting-edge facilities.
The world’s foremost scientists join with the local workforce in the enterprise of exploration, including massive construction projects and ever-expanding support services. But beyond the hundreds of millions in federal funding coming to Long Island and the thousands of jobs created, Brookhaven Lab anchors New York as a leading center for innovation.
Breakthrough science also helps foster a sense of wonder and ambition in the Long Island community, bolstered by strong educational outreach and a robust partnership with Stony Brook University.
The scientific strides taken every day at Brookhaven Lab spark ripples across the entire economic landscape, from inspiring local entrepreneurs to powering global industries.