Browsing: Brookhaven National Lab

In a partnership with Stony Brook researchers, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have released the first-ever images of the protein complex that unwinds, splits, and copies double-stranded DNA. The electron microscope images offer new insight into how this molecular machinery functions, including new possibilities about its role in DNA “quality control” and cell differentiation. The images and implications are described in a paper published online by the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, November 2, 2015. Rockefeller University scientists also worked in partnership with the project. “This work is a continuation of our long-standing research…

Senior research officers from member universities of The Science Coalition and Association of American Universities met on July 15 for All Things Research, a roundtable discussion held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Among them was Stony Brook University’s Vice President for Research David O. Conover, who also serves as operations manager for the SUNY Research Foundation. Members of these two groups share a common goal of maintaining America’s leadership in science and technology through strong and sustained funding for scientific research across all disciplines. Each year at All Things Research, senior research officers discuss with DC-based journalists…

It took only six months for Stony Brook University to hit an energy research grand slam, earning major federal funding on four projects poised to revolutionize the world’s energy technology. “These four projects, which together earned nearly $5.7 million in funding, showcase Stony Brook’s dedication to researching and developing technologies that will have a major impact on how we generate and consume energy globally,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University. But how can a state university on Long Island suddenly secure such funding and rise to rank alongside renowned energy research institutions like MIT and…

Stony Brook University alum Benjamin Bannier, who earned his PhD in Physics last May, has received this year’s RHIC/AGS Thesis Award at the annual RHIC/AGS Users’ Meeting, which was held at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) June 9 through June 12. Each year BNL invites PhD students to submit their thesis to the RHIC/AGS Thesis Award Competition, which recognizes the most outstanding thesis related to research conducted at BNL’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS), NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL), Tandem Van de Graaff Accelerator Facility, Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) or Accelerator Test Facility (ATF). Bannier received…

Sally Dawson, an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University’s C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and a member of the Physics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has received a prestigious Humboldt Research Award for her life’s work, which includes research on the long-sought Higgs boson and precise calculations of the particle’s properties. The prize includes an invitation for Dawson to spend up to one year cooperating on long-term research with colleagues at a research institution in Germany along with 60,000 euros to support her efforts. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 of these awards each year to…

Stony Brook University Honors College physics and mathematics major Dhruv Dixit ’16 was named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar, only the 34th Stony Brook honoree since 1992. The award is among the most prestigious honors given nationally to college undergraduate students. But he didn’t find out the conventional way. “One of my friends sent me a text saying, ‘Congrats on Goldwater, but because I was unaware that the 2015 results were out, I replied, ‘What?’ said Dhruv. His friend told him that if he didn’t believe her, he should look at the Goldwater Scholarship Web site. But Dhruv had to rush off to…

Standing at Stony Brook University’s Calverton Business Incubator, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop, joined by Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and Long Island Association President Kevin Law, Accelerate Long Island Executive Director Mark Lesko, and Polynova Chief Science Officer Dr. Danny Bluestein, announced today a bipartisan bill to help translate the more than $1 billion a year of research funding secured by Long Island research institutions into successful small businesses and spur the growth of new science and technology jobs on Long Island and across New York. New York State currently ranks second…

Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), the company that manages Brookhaven Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy through a partnership between Battelle and Stony Brook University, has announced 15 winners of the annual BSA Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to children of Lab employees—a longstanding tradition that began at Brookhaven Lab in 1965. Each BSA scholar is a high school senior who will receive $2,500 per year for up to four years of study at the college or university of his or her choice. In addition, BSA scholars who are admitted and enroll as fulltime students at Stony Brook University in…

“Particle Fever” provides a behind-the-scenes view of scientists working to discover the origin and makeup of matter in the universe at the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider at CERN in Switzerland. The film will be shown on campus at the Simons Center Auditorium (free admission) on Wednesday, May 14, at 6 pm, and also at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York, on Sunday, May 18, at 2 pm, followed by a wine and cheese reception with a panel of scientists, including John Hobbs, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Stony Brook University…

PubSci, a new science café series offered by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), provides a lively setting for the science-interested public to engage in discussions with scientists in an informal and casual way. No stuffy lectures, just a dynamic conversation with a diverse audience. On Tuesday, March 11, at 7 pm, Hoptron Brewtique on 22 West Main Street in Patchogue, New York, will host the first PubSci café, “Big Bang Physics and the Building Blocks of Matter.” Physicists who work at BNL’s particle collider will talk about how they explore what happened at the dawn of time from a lab on…

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