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Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries

July 21, 2013


The National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory.


All activities offered on a first come, first served basis.
Gates open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.
Handicapped accessible
1-1/2 miles north of LIE Exit 68
Maps & Directions to Brookhaven Lab

Call (631) 344-2651

Be the first Summer Sundays visitors to tour the NSLS-II, a bright new light which will be the world's brightest photon microscope. See National Synchrotron Light Source, and learn how it is used to look into everything from batteries to viruses. Obtain bus tickets after attending overview in Berkner Hall Room B; last facility visits begin at 3 p.m.


“Understanding the Color of 19th Century Glass from Bangkok’s Temple of the Emerald Buddha Using 21st Century Synchrotron Tools”
Science Education Center Auditorium

Presented by Bruce Ravel, Synchrotron Methods Group at NSLS, National Institute of Standards & Technology
11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Berkner Hall Auditorium
12 noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
Be sure to arrive early as the auditorium fills quickly!

Velocity up; pressure down! Experience the Bernoulli Principle in action, or, make your hair stand on end with our Van de Graaff generator at our hands-on science demonstrations in the Berkner Lobby


Talks about science and the business of doing science

Talks will take place at NSLS-II

11 a.m.
Maria Sirenko, undergraduate, Cornell University
Using Synchrotron X-rays to Understand Why Amyloid Plaques Kill Brain Cells in Alzheimer’s Disease

11:30 a.m.
Marty Fallier, Campus Development Program Manager, Facilities and Operations, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Energy and Environmentally Efficient Design of the NSLS-II Synchrotron Facility

Christopher Awad, undergraduate, Fordham University
Turning Grass to Gas: Understanding the Relationship between Plants and their Soil

12:30 p.m.
Paul Gelfand, Ph.D. student, Stony Brook University
Exploring Lou Gehrig’s Disease One Cell at a Time

1 p.m.
Ryan Tappero, beamline scientist, Photon Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Growing a Garden of Coins and Batteries: X-ray Imaging Metal Uptake in Plants

1:30 p.m.
Karen Chen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Photon Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory
3D Vision: Inside the Energy World! Imaging Batteries and Fuel Cells with X-ray Nano-CT

2 p.m.
Lisa Miller, beamline scientist, Photon Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Improving Cancer Treatment by Optimizing Chemotherapy Activity in Tumors

2:30 p.m.
Diane Hatton, Chief Operating Officer, Photon Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Business of Science

3 p.m.
Olanrewaju Johnson, Associate Professor, Claflin University
Application of Bacterial Biofilm (Slime) for Environmental Remediation