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David Manning
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Building 400C
Upton, NY 11973-5000
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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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PubSci: a science café where you can meet scientists, ask questions and talk it over in plain language

  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.

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    Tuesday

    Physics Department Summer Lectures 2020

    "How to analyze charge spectra from photo-sensors"

    Presented by Milind Diwan, BNL

    12 pm, Webcast

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: Mary Bishai

    In this lecture, we will take a detailed look at the functioning and analysis of a common detector used in particle and nuclear physics. We will go through a detailed calculation of what we expect from a sensitive photo-multiplier tube used to detect photons. Through this calculation, you will learn the use of many tools that you already know from courses in calculus, probability and statistics, Fourier analysis, etc. In the end we will compare our results to actual measurements and discuss what we have learned and how to apply it in your laboratories.

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    Friday

    Physics Department Summer Lectures 2020

    "Silicon Detectors"

    Presented by Gabriele Giacomini, BNL

    12 pm, Webcast

    Friday, July 17, 2020, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: Milind Diwan

    Silicon technology is approximately 70 years old, but thousands of years have been dedicated to R&D by a multitude of researchers; the well-established microelectronic industry is based on it. Being that the silicon is sensitive to photons (from infrared to X-rays, passing through visible light and ultraviolet) and to charged particles, we can leverage the microelectronic technology to make sensors out of silicon. Silicon sensors are used in a variety of applications including scientific experiments (High Energy Physics, Astrophysics, Photon Science, etc) as well as industrial and commercial use (cameras, etc). The basic structure is the p-n junction across which a voltage is applied. When an ionizing event occurs (a photon or a charged-particle interacting with silicon), a short current pulse (~ few ns) is generated and detected by the read-out electronics. There are many kinds of silicon sensors and each one must be tailored according to the specific application. We'll give an overview of the state of the silicon technology and its different applications.

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    Tuesday

    Physics Department Summer Lectures 2020

    "Astronomical CCDs"

    Presented by Andrei Nomerotski, BNL

    12 pm, Webcast

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: Milind Diwan

    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 Vera Rubin's Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and will discuss limitations on the achievable precision coming from the instrumentation.