Nuclear & Plasma Sciences (NPS) Society
of the
IEEE Long Island Section

The Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPS-05) focuses on Nuclear Science and Engineering (including radiation detection and monitoring instrumentation, radiation effects, nuclear biomedical applications, particle accelerators, and instrumentation for nuclear power generation), and Plasma Science and Engineering (including plasma dynamics, thermonuclear fusion, plasma sources, relativistic electron beams, laser plasma interactions, diagnostics, and solid state plasmas).

The NPS Society lectures and meetings are hosted at Brookhaven National Labs (BNL). Please visit the following calendar link for information on upcoming NPS events.

> BNL Calendar


Vice Chairman
Shaorui Li
(631) 344-7228

Vice Chairman
Graham Smith

Application Notes

> Particle Physics

> Quantum Physics

> Relativity Theory

> String Theory


> Berkeley Lab


> Fermilab

> IEEE Global NPS Society


> Joint Accelerator Conferences


LI Institutions

> Brookhaven National Labs

> Stonybrook University

Past Lectures and Seminars

Past lectures and seminars for the NPS Society, from 2001 to present are available on the website of Brookhaven National Labs.

> Past NPS Lectures and Seminars, 2001-Present


Special Section on Brookhaven National Labs

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
At Brookhaven National Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) physicists from around the world study what the universe may have looked like in the first few moments after its creation. What scientists learn from RHIC may help us understand more about why the physical world works the way it does, from the smallest subatomic particle, to the largest stars.

> More about the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider


Alternating Gradient Synchrotron
The Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) has been one of the world's premiere particle accelerators, well known for the three Nobel Prizes won as a result of research performed there. The AGS name is derived from the concept of alternating gradient focusing, in which the field gradients of the accelerator's 240 magnets are successively alternated inward and outward, permitting particles to be propelled and focused in both the horizontal and vertical plane at the same time. Capable of accelerating 25 trillion protons with every pulse, and heavy ions, the AGS is used by 850 users from 180 institutions from around the world annually.

> More about the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron


National Synchrotron Light Source
The National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) is one of the world’s most widely used scientific facilities. Each year, 2,100 researchers from 400 universities, government laboratories, and companies use its bright beams of x-rays, ultraviolet light, and infrared light for research in such diverse fields as biology and medicine, chemistry and environmental sciences, physics, and materials science. Meeting the critical scientific challenges of our energy future will require advanced new capabilities that a new facility called NSLS-II will uniquely provide. NSLS-II will be a new state-of-the-art, medium-energy electron storage ring (3 billion electron-volts) designed to deliver world-leading intensity and brightness, and will produce x-rays more than 10,000 times brighter than the current NSLS.

> More about the NSLS-I Project

> More about the NSLS-II Project


Large Hadron Collider
The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, in Switzerland, opens new avenues to explore some of the deepest mysteries of the Universe. In addition to serving as the US host laboratory for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory plays multiple roles in this massive international undertaking, ranging from construction and project management to data storage and distribution.

> More about the ATLAS experiment at the LHC


Background Information about the NPS Society on LI

The Long Island Chapter of IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPS-05) was established on September 11, 2002 under the leadership of Dr. Ralph James and initiated by 12 scientists and engineers of Brookhaven National Laboratory. In 2004, it became the Joint Chapter of Long Island and New York City to serve members in both geographic areas. The chapter offers seminars and lectures to its members and the general public.




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