E.W. Howell, based in Plainview, NY, wins a $34-million contract to build laboratory-office buildings for NSLS-II. Construction is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Chi-Chang Kao, who served as chair of NSLS for four years, leaves Brookhaven to serve as Associate Laboratory Director for the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. Kao, who made breakthrough discoveries in fields ranging from optics to magnetism during his 22 years at NSLS, was replaced by Interim Chair Erik Johnson.