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The Community Advisory Council advises the Laboratory Director on issues that are important to the community. All meetings are open to the public. Learn more about the Council. Do you have an issue you'd like to raise, a question that you'd like to ask? Let us know!

About Us

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...

Economic Impact

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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Nora Sundin
Stakeholder Relations Manager
Building 400C
Upton, NY 11973-5000
(631) 344-4458


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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...

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Superstorm Sandy Relief

  • BNLers with Island Harvest for Superstorm Sandy Relief

  • United Way Road Bike Ride Event

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PubSci: a science café where you can meet scientists, ask questions and talk it over in plain language

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Science on Screen:  experts in science and technology present classic, cult, and documentary movies that serve as a starting point from which to discuss real research

  1. Brookhaven Lab: Science Happens Here

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    From a World War I U.S. Army base to a world-renowned center of high-tech research: See how our site and our science have evolved to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

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    Today

    Physics Department Summer Lecture Series

    "The Really Big Picture: Cosmology in the 21st Century"

    Presented by Paul Stankus, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    12:30 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: Mary Bishai

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    Friday

    Physics Department Summer Lecture Series

    "Using Gravitational Lensing to measure Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe"

    Presented by Erin Sheldon, BNL

    12:30 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, June 28, 2019, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: Mary Bishai

    Gravitational lensing is the bending of the path of light near massive bodies. Mass produces a curvature of space time, and light follows a curved path that is calculable using the General Theory of Relativity. I will discuss how the lensing effect is used to measure the amount of Dark Matter in galaxies and in the universe as a whole. I will also discuss how we use lensing to measure the properties of the mysterious Dark Energy that is driving the accelerated expansion of our universe.

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    Tuesday

    Physics Department Summer Lecture Series

    "Astronomical CCDs"

    Presented by Andrei Nomerotski, BNL

    12:30 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: Mary Bishai

    I will review how the state-of-the-art sensors developed for astronomical applications can precisely measure the positions and shapes of billions of galaxies. The talk will also provide more detail on the camera and sensors for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and will discuss limitations on the achievable precision coming from the instrumentation.