General Lab Information

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

Each event will feature a guided tour of a Brookhaven Lab facility and live Q&A sessions with a panel of scientists. The 2021 program will feature the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the upcoming Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN).

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July 25, 2021

Get an up-close look at some of the “beamlines” where scientists use ultrabright x-ray light to see the atomic structure of batteries, proteins, and more. Viewers had the opportunity to pose questions to NSLS-II scientists about each beamline on the tour and all of the research conducted at NSLS-II.

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August 1, 2021

Join Brookhaven scientists as they explore the physics of particle colliders, including RHIC and the upcoming Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). Get a behind-the-scenes look at RHIC’s operations, then join scientists for a Q&A session where they take viewers’ questions about RHIC and the EIC.

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August 8, 2021

Investigate our world at the nanoscale with CFN, where scientists show viewers the sophisticated microscopes and research tools they use to observe ultrasmall science. Viewers had the opportunity to pose questions to CFN scientists about each scientific instrument on the tour and all of the research conducted at CFN.

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.