General Lab Information

Brookhaven Lab is hosting a series of live online events in place of its in-person tour program for 2020

Each event will feature a guided tour of a Brookhaven Lab facility followed by a live Q&A with a panel of scientists that work at that facility. The 2020 program will feature the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

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August 16

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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August 23

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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August 30

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 Live questions will also be accepted during the Q&A through the chat functions on all streaming platforms mentioned above.