General Lab Information

A passion for discovery

Brookhaven National Laboratory applies its expertise and world-class facilities to pressing scientific questions about everything from the fundamental forces of nature to the complex interactions of ecosystems and the environment. Our cutting-edge explorations reveal processes that unfold across the smallest and largest scales of time and space imaginable—from the building blocks of matter to the edges of the universe itself.

With our extensive core research capabilities and rich history of scientific breakthroughs, we advance the mission of the U.S Department of Energy's Office of Science through the study of nuclear and particle physics to gain a deeper understanding of matter, energy, space, and time; energy and climate sciences to lead the United States towards a net-zero carbon economy; quantum information science and artificial intelligence research to transform communications and technology; and cross-disciplinary research to secure the Nation.