Visiting Brookhaven National Laboratory
Where is Brookhaven?
Brookhaven National Laboratory is located in Suffolk County on Long
Island, a 120-mile-long island directly east of New York City.
The Lab's 5,265-acre site is near the island's geographic center.
The Lab is located in the township of Brookhaven, and has its own
post office designation, Upton. The zip code is 11973-5000.
From above, Long Island looks like a giant fish, with a forked tail
on the "East End" -- the North Fork is rural, and the South Fork has
many famous "Hamptons" resort towns. The Peconic Bay and Shelter
Island are between the forks. Brookhaven is 15 miles to the west of
the forks, and about 60 miles east of New York City.
- The Relativistic
Heavy Ion Collider (top, center) is 2.4 miles in circumference,
and dominates Brookhaven's 5,265-acre campus.
- BNL From Space -
The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider ring can
seen as a small round white circle on the top right of this satellite
What does Brookhaven do?
The Lab is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's multidisciplinary
research laboratories, and is dedicated to basic, non-defense
scientific research. You'll often hear the Department of Energy
referred to as DOE. Brookhaven is operated by Brookhaven Science
Associates (BSA), a not-for-profit research company founded by the
Battelle Memorial Institute and the Research Foundation of the State
University of New York on behalf of the State University of New York
at Stony Brook. About 3,000 people work here, and more than 4,000
others visit each year for days, weeks, or months to perform
scientific research or attend conferences. To learn more about what
the Laboratory is all about, explore the Brookhaven home page.
One of the strongest recommendations anyone can make about coming
to Brookhaven for a visitor is to bring a car. The Lab has many
amenities, but not everything you'll need, and the nearest stores
and towns are several miles away. Please note that the inclusion of
a commercial establishment such as a restaurant doesn't indicate an
endorsement by the Laboratory.
Three computer terminals are located in Berkner Hall for internet
access or accessing your email during the meeting. You may also use
the network jacks to connect your own laptop.
A fax machine is located in Berkner Hall for those who require
faxing services. The phone number is (631) 344-2069. See the
Conference Desk for assistance in using the fax machine.
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Last Modified: September 18, 2007