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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.

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    Friday

    Physics Department Summer Lectures

    "Introduction to Statistics in High-Energy Physics"

    Presented by Xin Qian

    12:30 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: Mary Bishai

    In this lecture, I will introduce some basic statistical concepts commonly used in the data analysis of high-energy physics experiments. I will review the basic procedure in setting confidence intervals. Some advanced topics in data unfolding, selection of test statistics, and usage of linear algebra in reducing computation will be touched upon.

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    Thursday

    Sambamurti Lecture

    "Finger-printing a nuclear reactor with neutrinos"

    Presented by Thomas Langford, Yale University

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, July 25, 2019, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: John Haggerty

    Neutrinos have been the most consistently surprising particle of the last few decades. The onset of high-precision experiments has lead to the discovery of neutrino oscillations, possible evidence for beyond the Standard Model sterile neutrinos, and the beginnings of neutrino-based geophysics. Recent measurements of antineutrinos from nuclear reactors have observed flux and spectral discrepancies compared to leading theoretical models. Experiments like Daya Bay and PROSPECT are able to observe the small differences of neutrino emission from different mixtures of nuclear fuel, which may illuminate the origin of this disagreement. These neutrino finger-prints can also be used to investigate the mixture of fuel inside an operating reactor, rekindling interest in neutrino-based reactor monitoring. I will present recent advances which have demonstrated how small-scale experiments utilizing new technologies can advance both fundamental and applied science.

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    Friday

    Physics Department Summer Lectures

    "From Raw Data to Physics Results"

    Presented by Paul Laycock

    12:30 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, July 26, 2019, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: Mary Bishai

    The role of computing in particle and nuclear physics.

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    Tuesday

    BSA Distinguished Lecture

    "The Science of Laughter"

    Presented by Professor Sophie Scott, University College London, United Kingdom

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Christie Nelson

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    Sunday

    Summer Sunday

    "Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries"

    10 am, Berkner Hall, Room B

    Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:00 am

    Check in at Berkner Hall to visit the National Synchrotron Light Source II

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    Sunday

    Summer Sunday

    "Exploring the Ultra Small"

    10 am, Berkner Hall, Room B

    Sunday, July 28, 2019, 10:00 am

    Check in at Berkner Hall to visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials

  3. AUG

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    Sunday

    Summer Sunday

    "Atom-Smashing Fun"

    10 am, Berkner Hall, Room B

    Sunday, August 4, 2019, 10:00 am

    Check in at Berkner Hall to visit the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider