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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, September 18, Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar will announce the launch of the project to build an Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) at the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. This new facility—to be constructed over the next decade by scientists from Brookhaven Lab, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), and institutions from throughout the United States and around the world—will explore the inner workings of the building blocks of matter and the strongest force in Nature. This journey into a new frontier in nuclear physics will attract the world’s best and brightest scientists, produce scientific and technological advances that extend to medicine and national security, and serve as a hub of innovation, collaboration, and STEM education for decades to come.

In-person speakers will be available to answer media questions at the conclusion of the formal program.

Reporters must RSVP in advance, wear proper face coverings while on site, and maintain social distancing throughout these events. Reporters will also travel in their own vehicles to tour locations, led by staff from Brookhaven Lab’s Media & Communications Office.

Media planning to cover this event must RSVP to Miki.carver@hq.doe.gov and genzer@bnl.gov by Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT.

WHOUnder Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar
WHATBrookhaven National Laboratory Media Availability
WHERE

Brookhaven National Laboratory

William Floyd Parkway, County Road 46, 1.5 miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway

Upton, NY 11973

WHENFriday, September 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM Eastern

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