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Brookhaven scientists conduct research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, and in energy technology and national security. The Laboratory is among the five largest high-technology employers on Long Island. More...

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At a time when New York's state economy depends on its capacity for innovation, Brookhaven Lab represents a uniquely valuable resource — both as a major science-based enterprise in its own right, and as a source of the scientific discovery and technological innovation on which growth depends.
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David Manning
Director, Stakeholder and Community Relations
Building 400C
Upton, NY 11973-5000
(631) 344-4747


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Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), the company which manages Brookhaven Lab, is committed to providing funding for outreach initiatives in the local community and Long Island region. BSA allocates funds in support science and math education, for fundraising events for recognized organizations, and supports community, civic, cultural and public awareness activities. More...

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Upcoming Public Events

  1. DEC

    14

    Wednesday

    Center for Biomolecular Structure Lecture Series

    "CBMS Lecture Series"

    Presented by Andres Finzi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada

    3:45 pm, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 3:45 pm

    Hosted by: Vivian Stojanoff

    Modulating HIV-1 Env conformation to eliminate infected cells HIV-1 evolved to conceal its envelope glycoproteins (Env) from recognition by antibodies elicited in most infected individuals. This lack of recognition translates into a lack of neutralization. Therefore, these antibodies are known as non-neutralizing antibodies (nnAbs). However, antibodies have several functions beyond neutralization, with Fc-effector functions being scrutinized in the last few years. Unfortunately, nnAbs also fail to eliminate infected cells due to their incapacity to recognize Env. We developed a new strategy to "open up" Env at the surface of infected cells thus enabling recognition by nnAbs. This approach renders infected cells susceptible to antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and therefore it could represent a new tool to achieve a functional cure.

  2. DEC

    14

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Lecture

    "531st Brookhaven Lecture - Melting jets in the quark-gluon plasma"

    Presented by Yacine Mehtar-Tani, Physics Department

    4 pm, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Bjoern Schenke

    High energy jets have been instrumental in confirming QCD as the theory of strong interactions and play today an essential role in new physics searches as well as in probing the inner workings of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP). Understanding how the QGP forms and reaches thermal equilibrium is one of the main objectives of the RHIC research program. The upcoming sPhenix experiment is designed to fully exploit QCD jets to better comprehend the non-equilibrium dynamics of QCD. Jets are collimated bunches of energetic particles that, when passing through the QGP, lose a substantial amount of their energy and as a result a sizable fraction of jets end up being fully absorbed by the plasma. A lot of progress has been made in recent years to uncover the details of energy loss mechanisms on both the experiment and theory fronts. In this lecture I will focus on how the study of jet quenching in heavy ion collisions informs us about the transport properties of the QGP across a large range of scales. I will also report on new emergent phenomena associated with energy loss in hot QCD matter which can be probed at the future sPhenix.

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