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About Brookhaven National Laboratory


Brookhaven National Laboratory delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, Brookhaven Lab is a multi-program laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries and more than 70 years of pioneering research.

Brookhaven Lab’s 2,400-plus staff members lead and support diverse research teams from Brookhaven and other national labs, academia, and industry, by designing, building, and operating major scientific user facilities in support of its DOE mission. These facilities serve DOE’s basic research needs and reflect BNL/DOE stewardship of national research infrastructure critical for university, industry, and government researchers, including in response to national emergencies – for example, recent COVID-19 research.

In fiscal year 2019, the Laboratory attracted 5,078 facility users and guest researchers from all 50 states and countries around the world. The Laboratory offers robust STEM education and workforce development programs that draw more than 30,000 participants annually.

Brookhaven’s current initiatives are energy and data science, nuclear science and particle physics, accelerator science and technology, quantitative plant science, and quantum information science. Brookhaven’s programs also help prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, protect astronauts on future space missions, and produce medical isotopes to diagnose and treat disease.

Brookhaven Lab is managed for the Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a partnership between Stony Brook University and Battelle, and six universities: Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton, and Yale. These organizations underpin Brookhaven’s growing partnerships in the Northeast, especially its vital relationship with New York State.


Brookhaven National Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway, County Road 46, 1.5 miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

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