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Brookhaven National Laboratory hosts concerts, lectures, and other events throughout the year which are free and open to the public. U.S. citizens age 16 and over must bring government-issued photo-identification for admission.

  1. JUN

    16

    Thursday

    BSA Distinguished Lecture

    "The Discovery of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes"

    Presented by Dr. Imre Bartos, Physics Department, Columbia University

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Thursday, June 16, 2016, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Peter Wanderer'

    One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in the very fabric of space-time. Gravitational waves can be created during the birth and collision of black holes, and can reach us from distant galaxies. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) recently detected gravitational waves for the first time in history from black holes billions of light years away. LIGO measured miniscule disturbances in space, much smaller than the size of the atoms from which the detector is built. The detection of gravitational waves and black holes will fundamentally change our understanding of gravity and space, and will expand the frontiers of astrophysics and cosmology by opening a new window to the universe. I will introduce gravitational waves, their recent discovery and how this will change the course of astronomy.

  2. SEP

    15

    Thursday

    BSA Distinguished Lecture

    "Solar Driven Water Splitting"

    Presented by Professor Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Thursday, September 15, 2016, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Peter Wanderer'

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  1. JUL

    10

    Sunday

    Summer Sunday

    "Family Fun Day: The Science Learning Center and Environmental Protection"

    10 am, Berkner Hall for Information

    Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10:00 am

    A fabulous day of hands-on family fun with the Science Learning Center and Environmental Extravaganza, both ready for you to explore.

  2. JUL

    17

    Sunday

    Summer Sunday

    "Exploring the Ultra Small: The Center for Functional Nanomaterials"

    10 am, Berkner Hall for Information

    Sunday, July 17, 2016, 10:00 am

    Tour the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven scientists study structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter.

  3. JUL

    24

    Sunday

    Summer Sunday

    "Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries: National Synchrotron Light Source II"

    10 am, Berkner Hall for Information

    Sunday, July 24, 2016, 10:00 am

    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.

  4. JUL

    31

    Sunday

    Summer Sunday

    "Atom-Smashing Fun: Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider"

    10 am, Berkner Hall for Information

    Sunday, July 31, 2016, 10:00 am

    Explore the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, where particles are smashed together at near-light-speed to reveal the secrets of our universe. * Facility tour appropriate for ages 10 and over.