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DOE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
BROOKHAVEN
NATIONAL LABORATORY

The Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. The Laboratory is managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, a corporation founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

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Generations of supercomputers pin down primordial plasma

Generations of supercomputers pin down primordial plasma

Brookhaven Lab's Lattice Gauge Theory Group hunts for equations to describe the early universe and the forces binding matter together. Their search spans generations of supercomputers and parallels studies of the primordial plasma discovered and explored at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

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Tracking the transition of early-universe quark soup to matter-as-we-know-it

By smashing together ordinary atomic nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, scientists recreate the primordial soup of the early universe thousands of times per second. Using sophisticated detectors to track what happens as exotic particles emerge from the collision zone and 'freeze out' into more familiar forms of matter, they are turning up interesting details about how the transition takes place.

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Tracking the transition of early-universe quark soup to matter-as-we-know-it

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Lab Contact Info

Contact: Pete Genzer
Phone: 631-344-3174
Email: genzer@bnl.gov
Location: Upton, NY

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Lab News Releases
16-Apr-2014
Scientists capture ultrafast snapshots of light-driven superconductivity
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

8-Apr-2014
Tracking sugar movement in plants
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

26-Mar-2014
Scientists track 3-D nanoscale changes in rechargeable battery material during operation
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

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