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July 10-31, 2016

For several weeks each summer, Brookhaven Lab welcomes members of the public to its site. We plan days that include visits to our facilities, opportunities to speak with our researchers, special activities for adults and children, and much more—and it’s all free! Check back here for more information and updates.



Family Fun Day

A fabulous day of hands-on family fun with the Science Learning Center and Environmental Extravaganza, both ready for you to explore. Join guest speakers from the Environmental Protection Division for featured Science Talks on pine beetles, wildlife and solar energy, the history of the BNL Site, and Camp Upton. Family Fun Day Schedule (.pdf)



Exploring the Ultra Small

Tour the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven scientists study structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter. Charles Black, Director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, presents a science talk on "Self-Assembly in Nanotechnology: How to Build Things that are only Nanometers Big." Exploring the Ultra Small Daily Schedule



Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries

Visit the National Synchrotron Light Source II, where scientists use intense beams of light to see the inner structure of batteries, proteins, space dust, and more. Curious about climate? Join Atmospheric Scientist Stephen Schwartz for his illustrated and interactive talk, “Energy, CO2, Climate and You!”, offered three times on this Summer Sunday- 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.  Schwartz’s presentation is good for elementary school ages to adult. Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries Day Schedule



Atom-Smashing Fun*

Explore the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, where particles are smashed together at near-light-speed to reveal the secrets of our universe. Hear renowned expert detector developer and physicist Howard Gordon, ATLAS Collaboration Deputy Chair and Deputy Chair of BNL Physics Department, as he presents this week's Science Talk, "Discovery of the Higgs Boson: An Update" the latest update on the Higgs Boson, and join the discussion about how data from gigantic colliders help us discover new fundamental particles. Atom Smashing Fun* Day Schedule

* Facility tour appropriate for ages 10 and over.

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