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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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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...

  • 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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  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. DEC

    15

    Wednesday

    Center for Biomolecular Structure Lecture Series

    "CBMS Lecture Series"

    Presented by Professor Christopher Topp, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

    1:30 pm, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 1:30 pm

    Hosted by: Vivian Stojanoff

  2. DEC

    15

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Lecture

    Presented by Garth Williams, National Synchrotron Light Source II

    4 pm, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Bjoern Schenke

    Images are the primary interaction media allowing scientists to understand the structure and dynamics of materials. Here at BNL and NSLS-II, X-ray microscopy is an invaluable tool for discovery in a wide variety of research areas including cell biology, energy storage, magnetoresistance, paleontology and many others. Similar to medical X-ray radiographs, the motivation for developing X-ray microscopy tools lies in their useful properties: their short wavelength, which leads to high resolution images, and their weak interaction with matter, which results in long penetration depths. Just like the camera on a phone or the conventional microscope in a lab, x-ray microscopy has limitations, for example, a lens that permits high-resolution imaging commonly exhibits low efficiency, narrow depth-of-field, and aberration. Here, I will discuss coherent diffractive imaging (CDI), which removes some limitations of traditional microscopy by replacing an image-forming lens with physical insight and an inverse-problem-solving algorithm. Through this different approach CDI obtains high-resolution images with high dose-efficiency, a measure of the damage dealt to the sample by the illumination. As an example, consider catalysis, a ubiquitous phenomenon that accelerates chemical reactions, but is often poorly understood. CDI is one of the few tools that can monitor structure and deformation during such a reaction and those images can help in formulating structure-function relationships and lead to the development of more efficient or less dangerous catalysts. I will describe the applicability and benefits of CDI as a method, as well as the implementation of a CDI-optimized X-ray beamline at NSLS-II.

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