General Lab Information

Brookhaven Lab plans to host a series of online events in place of its in-person public tour program for 2021

Information about the 2021 program will be updated on this page and on the Lab’s official social media accounts.

Follow the links below to watch the 2020 virtual Summer Sunday series, featuring guided tours of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), followed by live Q&As with some of our scientists who work at each facility.

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NSLS-II

August 16, 2020

Tune in at 3:30 PM to get an up-close look at the “beamlines” where scientists use ultrabright x-ray light to see the atomic structure of batteries, proteins, and more. Then, viewers will have the opportunity to pose questions to a panel of scientists, including NSLS-II Director John Hill. Online discussion moderated by Matthew Whitaker, vice-chair of the NSLS-II Users’ Executive Committee.

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CFN

August 23, 2020

Tune in at 3:30 PM for a conversation with scientists who probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Speakers include Ashley Head, Sooyeon Hwang, Aaron Stein, and Christine Wang. Q&A conversation moderated by Abram Ledbetter, chair of the CFN Users’ Executive Committee.

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RHIC

August 30, 2020

Tune in at 3:30 PM to see where physicists smash atoms to recreate the conditions of the early universe. Then, ask RHIC scientists questions during a live Q&A, moderated by nuclear physicist Gene van Buren.

How to watch and ask questions

Each of the Lab’s live Summer Sundays events will be streamed to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. At the time of the event, the live stream will be pinned to the top of Brookhaven’s profile on each platform. You do not need to have a Twitter, Facebook, or Google account to watch the stream.

Viewers are encouraged to submit their questions for the Q&A segment in advance through the Lab’s social media accounts or by sending an email to LiveEvents@bnl.gov. Live questions will also be accepted during the Q&A through the chat functions on all streaming platforms mentioned above.