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August 4, 2013


Visit PHENIX and STAR, two detector experiments bigger than a house.


No reservations needed.
Gates open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
All activities offered on a first-come, first-served basis
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

Visit the Northeast’s largest particle accelerator, where physicists study what the universe may have looked like in the first few moments after its creation. Visit particle detectors as big as a house. Enjoy the "Einstein Alive" Show.

Take a walk into the tunnel that houses RHIC’s twin accelerators and see where ion beams travel near the speed of light. Visit PHENIX and STAR, two detector experiments bigger than a house and learn about conditions that existed in the universe a microsecond after the Big Bang.

Attend a RHIC overview in Berkner Room “B” to obtain a bus ticket to visit these facilities. Overviews are presented every 20 minutes; last facility visit begins at 3 p.m.

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

Have questions about basic energy, physics or our RHIC facility? Ask a physicist in Berkner Hall Room "A" at 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. & 2:45 p.m.


“Discovery of a Higgs Boson: an Update”
Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

Presented by Howard Gordon, ATLAS Group, Deputy Department Chair, Physics Department
11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

The “Hot” (and “Cold”) Science of RHIC
Science Education Center Auditorium, Bldg. 438

Presented by Berndt Mueller, Associate Laboratory Director, Nuclear & Particle Physics
12 noon & 1:30 p.m.

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