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  • RHIC

    Brookhaven physicists are using detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider to explore how the matter that makes up atomic nuclei behaved just after the Big Bang.

  • ATLAS

    Brookhaven physicists and engineers are collaborators in the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.

  • DUNE

    After a rush to start up the first large prototype detector, stellar results show the technology for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is ready to shine. Photo by CERN

  • Cosmology

    In the LSST and BOSS experiments, Brookhaven physicists seek to measure and constrain the properties of dark matter, dark energy and the standard cosmological model.

Nuclear Physics

PHENIX

Responsibile for the operation and  physics exploitation of the PHENIX experiment at RHIC.

STAR

Responsibile for the operation and  physics exploitation of the STAR experiment at RHIC.

RHIC Spin

Leads, supports, and provides for the common requirements of the RHIC spin program, particularly for polarimetry.

RIKEN BNL Research Center

Conducts quantum chromodynamics and proton spin structure research.

Nuclear Theory

The nuclear theory group conducts research in all areas of QCD, including structure of hadrons and nuclei at high energies, the QCD phase diagram and the properties of quark-gluon matter.

RHIC Computing Facility

Provides computing services for experiments at RHIC, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project.

High-Energy Physics

Cosmology & Astrophysics

Solving problems in observational cosmology: how to measure and constrain properties of dark matter, dark energy and the standard cosmological model.

Electronic Detector

Studies very rare processes at the Intensity Frontier.

Omega

Group members are collaborators on the LHC ATLAS experiment.

Nuclear and Particle Physics Software

Participates in experiments across BNL's nuclear and particle physics programs, providing software and expertise with a particular emphasis on common software solutions.

High-Energy Theory

Focuses on providing theoretical foundation for the search for physics beyond the standard model, including lattice QCD calculations of key quantities required for this quest.

ATLAS Computing Facility

Provides computing services for U.S. ATLAS.

High-Energy Physics

Belle II

An experiment at Japan’s SuperKEKB particle accelerator recording decay products from electron-positron collisisons. Brookhaven hosts a copy of the raw data and an archive of the detector’s conditions at the time of collision.

Dark Energy Survey

Seeks to probe the origin of the accelerating universe and uncover the nature of dark energy by measuring the 14-billion-year history of cosmic expansion.

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

A 3.2 gigapixel camera mounted in a  ground-based telescope designed to produce the widest, densest, and most complete images of our universe ever captured.

Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

An international collaboration working to precisely measure neutrino oscillations.

ATLAS

An experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider designed to detect particles created by proton-proton collisions.

Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment

An international collaboration studying the subtle transformations of neutrinos.

Short-Baseline Neutrino Program

Measures low energy neutrino cross sections and investigates low energy excess events observed by the MiniBooNE experiment.

Muon g-2

A high precision measurement of the muon's g-2 value. A deviation between theory and observed value will suggest the existence of new particles.

PROSPECT

Precision measurement of reactor antineutrino spectrum in searching for new oscillation signatures of neutrinos.

Nuclear Physics

PHENIX

An experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider designed to explore quark gluon plasma.

STAR

An experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider designed to explore quark gluon plasma.

Electron Ion Collider (Future)

Plans for the world's first electron-nucleus collider, also known as eRHIC, call for the addition of a 5 to 10 GeV electron ring inside the RHIC tunnel.

The Physics Department is part of Brookhaven's Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate.

Seminars & Colloquia

  1. FEB

    4

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "(TBA) Neutrino related"

    Presented by Pedro Machado, Fermilab

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: Peter Denton

  2. FEB

    11

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "What ever happened to the WIMP of tomorrow?"

    Presented by Philip 'Flip' Tanedo, UC Riverside

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: Gopolang Mohlabeng

    The overwhelming observational evidence for the existence of dark matter is only matched by the awkward scarcity of information about what it might actually be. Laboratory searches for dark matter now appear to exclude many of the "weakly interacting massive particle" models that were favored by particle physicists for decades. Where does that leave the hunt for dark matter? If we've left the WIMP behind, what are we looking for? We give a brief, biased, and largely fictional history of the WIMP in order to establish what has and has not been excluded, and why it matters. This general-interest presentation grew out of discussions with astronomers who wanted to understand why some of their particle physics colleagues are "searching for WIMPs" while the others have decided to live in a "post-WIMP world".

  3. FEB

    25

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "TBA"

    Presented by Peter Boyle, BNL

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: Hooman Davoudiasl

  4. MAR

    10

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "TBA"

    Presented by Tae Min Hong, University of Pittsburgh

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: George Redlinger

  5. MAR

    24

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "TBA"

    Presented by Francesco Forti, INFN

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: Dmitri Denisov

  1. FEB

    4

    Tuesday

    Nuclear Physics Seminar

    "Global and local polarization of Lambda hyperons in Au+Au collisions"

    Presented by Takafumi Niida

    11 am, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 11:00 am

    Hosted by: Rongrong Ma

    The matter created in non-central heavy-ion collisions is expected to have an initial angular momentum carried by two colliding nuclei. Such an initial angular momentum would be transferred to the global polarization due to the spin-orbit coupling. The STAR Collaboration observed \Lambda global polarization in Au+Au collisions at \sqrt{s_{NN}} = 7.7—200 GeV, indicating a thermal vorticity of the system. The detailed structure of the vorticity field may be complicated. Local vorticity and consequently the particle polarization may arise from jets and/or collective flow. In this talk, recent results on the polarization along the beam direction expected from the elliptic flow will be presented and the physics implications will be discussed with theoretical calculations.

  2. FEB

    12

    Wednesday

    High Energy / Nuclear Theory / RIKEN Seminars

    "TBA"

    Presented by Graham White, TRIUMF

    2:30 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 2:30 pm

    Hosted by: Rob Pisarski

  1. FEB

    12

    Wednesday

    High Energy / Nuclear Theory / RIKEN Seminars

    "TBA"

    Presented by Graham White, TRIUMF

    2:30 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 2:30 pm

    Hosted by: Rob Pisarski

  2. FEB

    27

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "The Hunter Project for keV-mass sterile neutrino search"

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: Hanyu Wei

  3. MAR

    12

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "TBA"

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, March 12, 2020, 3:00 pm

  4. MAR

    12

    Thursday

    Office of Educational Programs Event

    "High School Bridge Contest"

    4 pm, Science Learning Center building 935

    Thursday, March 12, 2020, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Susan Frank

  5. MAR

    26

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "TBA"

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, March 26, 2020, 3:00 pm

  6. APR

    9

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "TBA"

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, April 9, 2020, 3:00 pm

  7. APR

    23

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "TBA"

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, April 23, 2020, 3:00 pm

  8. MAY

    7

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "TBA"

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, May 7, 2020, 3:00 pm

  9. MAY

    21

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "TBA"

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, May 21, 2020, 3:00 pm