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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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    Thursday

    BSA Distinguished Lecture

    "The Discovery of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes"

    Presented by Dr. Imre Bartos, Physics Department, Columbia University

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Thursday, June 16, 2016, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Peter Wanderer'

    One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in the very fabric of space-time. Gravitational waves can be created during the birth and collision of black holes, and can reach us from distant galaxies. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) recently detected gravitational waves for the first time in history from black holes billions of light years away. LIGO measured miniscule disturbances in space, much smaller than the size of the atoms from which the detector is built. The detection of gravitational waves and black holes will fundamentally change our understanding of gravity and space, and will expand the frontiers of astrophysics and cosmology by opening a new window to the universe. I will introduce gravitational waves, their recent discovery and how this will change the course of astronomy.

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    Sunday

    Summer Sunday

    "Family Fun Day: The Science Learning Center and Environmental Protection"

    10 am, Berkner Hall for Information

    Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10:00 am

    A fabulous day of hands-on family fun with the Science Learning Center and Environmental Extravaganza, both ready for you to explore.

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    Sunday

    Summer Sunday

    "Exploring the Ultra Small: The Center for Functional Nanomaterials"

    10 am, Berkner Hall for Information

    Sunday, July 17, 2016, 10:00 am

    Tour the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven scientists study structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter.