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August 5, 2012


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 recreate the conditions of the the universe as it is thought to have existed microseconds after the Big Bang! Enjoy the "Magic of Science" 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!

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 3:00PM.


Hamilton Seminar Room, Building 555
“A Discovery! The Higgs? What it means and how it was done.”
Presented by Howard Gordon
Deputy Chair, Physics Department/U.S. ATLAS Deputy Operations Program Manager
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The "Magic of Science" Show
Berkner Hall Auditorium
12noon, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm
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"
11:45am, 1:15pm, and 2:45pm

Velocity up; pressure down! Experience the Bernoulli Principle in action, or, make your hair stand on end with our Van de Graaff generator in the Berkner Hall Lobby every hour.