Over 3,000 people carried out the activities of the Photon Sciences Directorate during FY10. This included more than 380 Photon Sciences staff members, 36 employees from other Brookhaven Lab organizations, nearly 340 contractors, and more than 2,200 visiting scientists – or “users” – who came to NSLS during the year to run experiments in fields ranging from biology to materials science.
Among the Photon Sciences staff, 22 percent were scientists, 32 percent were professionals (including engineers), 31 percent were technicians, 11 percent were support staff, and 4 percent were managers.
Staff from other Brookhaven Lab organizations, who typically worked 50 percent or more of their time on Photon Sciences activities, came from groups including the Human Resources Division; the Procurement and Property Management Division; the Community Relations, Education, Government, and Public Affairs Directorate; and the Superconducting Magnet Division. The largest group among the contractors numbered about 300, who worked on the NSLS-II construction site.
Here are a few photo highlights of the groups that keep the directorate running.