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.
At Brookhaven Lab last week, seven finalists competed to be designated the top-performing pellet stove. The three-day Pellet Stove Design Challenge, organized by the Alliance for Green Heat, featured stove demonstrations and testing as well as presentations and round-table discussions on a variety of issues.
Art Sedlacek, an atmospheric scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has flown on planes outfitted with high tech equipment through wildfire plumes and over the ocean, and has visited stations all over the globe to observe aerosols and understand the potentially big impact these suspensions of tiny particles can have on climate.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.