Summer Students Invigorate Lab with Energy, Passion for Science

This year’s crop of Brookhaven National Laboratory summer interns have come and gone, once again invigorating the Lab with their energy and passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research. Coming from universities across the country, more than 180 interns worked on research projects in every corner of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)…

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New Laser Ion Source for Brookhaven Accelerators Exceeds Expectations

Microwaving popcorn never quite turns out right. Inevitably, some kernels remain unpopped while others burn. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory were experiencing a similar phenomenon with their ion source, the device that feeds singly ionized atoms into the particle accelerators that supply beams to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the…

Brookhaven Lab’s Upendra Rohatgi Receives ASME’s Globalization Medal for International Nonproliferation Work

UPTON, NY — The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has awarded the Technical Communities Globalization Medal to Upendra S. Rohatgi, a senior mechanical engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. He received the award for work helping to steer scientists formerly engaged in designing weapons of mass destruction toward more…