Saturday, September 24, 2011

Brookhaven Lab Becomes APS Historic Site

Congratulations to the folks over at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The American Physical Society has designated the whole lab as an APS Historic Site, making Brookhaven the first US National Lab to attain that designation.

Since its inception in 1947, Brookhaven Laboratory has been a leader in nuclear and particle physics experiments around the globe. “Brookhaven researchers’ explorations of fundamental science have resulted in seven Nobel Prizes — five in physics — and insights into some of the most puzzling questions about matter and the universe, as well as advances across scientific fields,” said Brookhaven Lab Director Samuel Aronson. “We are proud to be recognized as an institution for the breadth and depth of these discoveries.”
Having spent 3 good years of my life there, I can certainly attest to the historical importance of this laboratory and the discoveries that have been made there.

Still, what does this recognition gets you? Does that mean that certain historically--significant building or equipment will get preserved?


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