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Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Located on Long Island, NY, Brookhaven operates large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and advanced technology. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 5,000 visiting researchers from around the world.
Brookhaven physicists work on multiple projects on site and around the globe. These experiments include the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a 2.4-mile particle collider designed to replicate conditions microseconds after the Big Bang to better understand subatomic particles and their interactions; the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, where Brookhaven is the U.S. host laboratory for the ATLAS collaboration; the Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment in China; the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment based at Fermilab; and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in Chile.