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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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David Manning
Director, Stakeholder and Community Relations
Building 400C
Upton, NY 11973-5000
(631) 344-4747


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...

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  • Superstorm Sandy Relief

  • BNLers with Island Harvest for Superstorm Sandy Relief

  • United Way Road Bike Ride Event

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  1. This is Brookhaven Lab

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Brookhaven National Laboratory delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure America's future. Operated by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 36 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research.

Upcoming Public Events

  1. OCT

    27

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Lecture

    "520th Brookhaven Lecture: X-ray vision of electron behavior in quantum materials"

    Presented by Mark Dean, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science

    4 pm, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Bjoern Schenke

    Quantum materials have exotic properties that emerge from the quantum mechanical nature of their constituent electrons. These properties range from magnetism to the lossless transmission of electricity, through to new photo-induced states that arise from the coupling of light and matter. They arise from interactions between the detailed charge, lattice, orbital, and spin properties of the electrons within the materials. X-rays are well-known to probe the crystal lattice structure of materials, but much less famous is their ability to probe charge, orbital, and spin degrees of freedom. This talk will describe the technique of "resonant inelastic x-ray scattering" which gives access to all these degrees of freedom and discuss its progress to date and future potential for understanding quantum materials.

  2. NOV

    17

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Lecture

    "521st Brookhaven Lecture: Plants & climate change: improving understanding and model representation of photosynthesis in climate models"

    Presented by Alistair Rogers, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

    4 pm, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Bjoern Schenke

    Plants exchange huge quantities of carbon dioxide and water vapor with the atmosphere. Understanding and modeling these exchanges is key to projecting the response of plants and ecosystems to climate change, and is essential for reducing uncertainty in projections of future global change. Annually, plants take up about ten-times more carbon dioxide than we emit when we use of fossil fuels. Plants also absorb about one-third of the carbon dioxide released from combustion of fossil fuels. Therefore, uptake of carbon dioxide by photosynthesis is not only the largest flux of carbon dioxide on the planet, but also the gatekeeper process for the uncertain terrestrial carbon sink that currently subsidizes our use of fossil fuels. Many of the observed and projected impacts of global change portend increasing environmental and economic risk, yet the uncertainty surrounding the projection of our future climate remains unacceptably high. Model representation of the exchange and carbon dioxide and water vapor by plants has been shown to dominate uncertainty in key model outputs. Therefore, increasing confidence in model representation of photosynthesis is an essential part of reducing overall uncertainty in projections of global change. Focusing on leaf level physiology, Dr. Rogers will discuss how plants and photosynthesis are represented in climate models, and highlight how uncertainty in parameterization and process representation in climate models is being challenged by data from field work conducted in the Arctic and tropics.

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