Vol. 50 - No. 19 May 10, 1996
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY
CCD in 3-D: ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Robert Hughes to Step Down
From AUI Presidency
In October 1996, Robert Hughes activities of the Board of Trustees.
will have served as President of Asso- Said Ernest Henley, University of
ciated Universities, Inc. (AUI), for 16 Washington, Chairman of AUI’s Board
years. Recently, Hughes informed the of Trustees, “Bob Hughes has been a
AUI Board of Trustees that he is pre- great AUI President, with hands-on
pared to retire from that position as interest in all of the affairs of the two
soon as a successor can be appointed. laboratories. He has worked with DOE
Thus, the AUI Board recently es- and NSF effectively and with great
tablished a search committee to un- finesse.”
dertake a formal, nationwide search Hughes returned the compliment:
for potential candidates for the presi- “The heart of AUI lies in the Board of
dency. Trustees,” he observed. “For the past
Chaired by AUI Trustee John half-century, the Board has provided
Armstrong, the ten-member search the spirit, the sense of purpose and the
committee also includes, in addition (continued on page 2)
to other Trustees, Denis McWhan,
BNL’s Associate Director for Basic
Can you see in 3-D? Even though the Bulletin can’t print images in three Energy Sciences; Robert Brown, Asso-
dimensions, you may be able to see these two 2-D images in 3-D if you ciate Director of the National Radio
bring this page near your eyes, unfocus your gaze while staring at the Astronomy Observatory (NRAO); and
large projected objects behind the people, slowly pull the page away two members from the scientific com-
and let the two images become one. The result should be an eye-fooler: munity at large. Correspondence to
a 3-D view of a magnified image projected on the screen in the Comput- the committee can be addressed to:
ing & Communications Division’s ( CCD) visualization facility. The John Armstrong, c/o AUI, 1400 Six-
image of the 0.1-millimeter glass balls on the screen was made on a beam teenth Street, N.W., Suite 730, Wash-
line at the National Synchrotron Light Source ( NSLS), converted into a ington, D.C. 20036-2217.
computer file, split into stereo images, and projected in magnified form The AUI President, who serves as a
using the facility’s special equipment. Sitting in front of the screen, Trustee ex officio, is concerned not
wearing their 3-D polarized glasses to allow them to see the image in only with overseeing the management
true 3-D, are the facility’s originators: (clockwise from left) Arnold of Brookhaven National Laboratory
Peskin, CCD; Betsy Dowd, NSLS; Ballard Andrews, CCD; Ted Daniels, for the U.S. Department of Energy,
CCD; Peter Siddons, NSLS; and Keith Jones, Department of Applied but also with overseeing the manage-
Science. For the full story on CCD’s new facility, see page 2. ment of NRAO, Brookhaven’s “sister”
laboratory, for the National Science
Foundation (NSF). The AUI President
AUI Distinguished Lecture also manages AUI corporate affairs at
AUI headquarters in Washington,
Nobelist Martin Perl to Discuss D.C., and serves as a focal point for all Robert Hughes
Craft and Art in Science Brookhaven Lecture
Martin Perl won the 1995 Nobel
Prize in Physics for his discovery of
Cleaning Up Rad Waste —
the tau lepton, a subatomic particle
that proved the existence of a third They Do It With Microbes!
family of building blocks for matter
and helped to validate the standard Getting rid of low-level waste — nisms involved and use them to control
model, the theoretical model for un- waste containing only very small leaching of radionuclides, toxic metals
derstanding the properties of matter. amounts of radionuclides and toxic and organic contaminants, as well as to
In a memoir on the particle’s dis- metals — used to be a simple matter of design a system to clean up the con-
covery, Perl reflects on the scientific burying it in an taminated sites.
problems he had to overcome, as well out-of-the-way They have suc-
as the emotions that he had to grapple place. ceeded: Already,
with in doing experimental work over Then, it was the new technol-
the course of his career. discovered that ogy they have de-
“In my thesis experiment,” Perl anaerobic micro- veloped has pro-
explains, “I first experienced the plea- organisms, which duced a Cooper-
sures, the anxieties, and sometimes grow in the soil ative Research
the pain that is inherent in experi- without oxygen, and Development
mental work: the pleasure when an were acting on Agreement with a
experiment is completed and the data Martin Perl the waste, chang- firm wanting to
safely recorded, the anxiety when an ing the insoluble use the BNL
experiment does not work well or Ph.D. in physics from Columbia Uni- forms of toxic met- methods to decon-
breaks, the pain when an experiment versity in 1955, where his thesis advi- als into soluble taminate munici-
fails or when an experimenter does sor was the late I.I. Rabi, the Nobel forms, which can pal incinerator
something stupid . . . in the discovery Prize winner who helped to found BNL. leak into soil and ash.
of the tau, the ups and downs of my Soon after, Perl started his career groundwater. The To tell the ex-
emotions extended over years.” in physics at the University of Michi- problem is nation- citing story of the
In an AUI Distinguished Lecture gan, and, from February through Sep- wide, affecting team’s work, Mi-
on Tuesday, May 14, at 4:30 p.m. in tember 1956, he joined BNL as a re- wastes disposed of crobiologist A.J.
Berkner Hall, Perl will reflect on the search collaborator and visiting from industrial fa- Francis will give
emotional aspects of science, which assistant physicist. He kept his guest cilities, mines, in- the 316th Brook-
are almost always omitted from dis- status at the Lab on and off until 1970. cinerators and haven Lecture on
cussions of the experimental method. In 1963, Perl joined Stanford Uni- U.S. Department Wednesday, May
His lecture is titled “Craft and Art in versity as Professor and Group Leader of Energy (DOE) A.J. Francis 15. Group Leader
Experimental Science.” at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Cen- sites. for the Microbiol-
A sampling of Perl’s intriguing top- ter. Today, he also chairs the High So, back in 1976, first funded by the ogy Group in the Biosystems and Pro-
ics include: the experimenter’s per- Energy Physics faculty at Stanford. In Nuclear Regulatory Commission and cess Sciences Division in the Depart-
sonality and choice of experiments, addition, he is Chief Financial Officer later by DOE’s Office of Health & Envi- ment of Applied Science (DAS), Francis
denial of anxiety in experimental work, of The Invention Company in San ronmental Research, BNL scientists be- will talk on “Harnessing Microbes to
use and misuse of obsession in experi- Francisco, a business that manufac- gan collecting samples from low-level Clean Up Radioactive Waste,” begin-
mental work, theorists as comrades tures educational toys and art materials. radioactive waste burial sites at Maxey ning at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall. He will
and dictators, and why it is so hard to Perl had discovered the tau lepton Flats, Kentucky; West Valley, New be introduced by DAS Chairman James
get a good idea for an experiment. some 20 years before he won the Nobel York; and Barnwell, South Carolina. Davenport.
Perl earned his B.S. in chemical Prize. In 1982, he was awarded the By isolating and studying microorgan- Francis will relate how his team’s
engineering from the Polytechnic In- Wolf Prize in Physics, also for that isms in the samples, the researchers years of basic research produced, in
stitute of Brooklyn in 1948, and his discovery. — Diane Greenberg hoped to understand the basic mecha- (continued on page 2)
Brookhaven Bulletin May 10, 1996
CCD in 3-D: New Facility Allows ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Wanted:
Through Molecules, Materials, MRIs & Machines Users With Vision
When Hollywood took film-goers eral Telephone & Electronics (GTE). (ACTI), a program to improve the com- To learn more about the ACTI
on a tour of the human body in Fantas- It was originally conceived for Mobil petitiveness of America’s natural gas project and BNL’s 3-D visualiza-
tic Voyage, it was movie magic that researchers who use x-rays from BNL’s and oil companies by teaming them tion theater (see story at left), as
created the blood vessels and organs NSLS to probe rock samples for clues with computational scientists at DOE well as groupware, come to CCD’s
that the miniature voyagers saw in to untapped oil reserves. labs such as Brookhaven. Monthly Information eXchange
their travels. The tomography technique they use (MIX) meeting on Wednesday,
3-D Theater of Science May 15, at 11 a.m. in Berkner
But imagine if the movie’s scenery can only produce slice-by-slice images
had been images of actual human tis- of rock samples, making it hard to The result of this cooperative re- Hall, Room B. You can learn more
sue, not special effects. And what if it predict which rocks have intercon- search is a facility that is unique in about how you might be able to
had been filmed and shown in three nected pores that can be tapped for oil many respects. use the facility and arrange for
dimensions, rather than the two-di- and which are full of dead ends. By combining commercially avail- tours and demonstrations there.
mensional flatness of the traditional Mobil had been working with Keith able technology with specially devel-
movie screen? Jones, Department of Applied Science, oped software in a novel way, the facil-
The result might have been some- and his colleagues for several years on ity has become a place where scientific BNL Lecture (cont’d.)
thing like what scientists are now see- computed tomography techniques to data and images can be transformed 1994, a new, patented process that
ing in BNL’s new computerized 3-D “reconstruct” the original whole rock from two dimensions to three and from uses citric acid, microbes and sunlight
visualization facility. inside a computer. static to interactive. to recover not only toxic metals such
Here, on the first floor of the Com- After seeing a GTE demonstration It all starts with a scientist’s data, as cadmium, nickel, lead, strontium
puting & Communications Division on 3-D visualization equipment, the such as the tomography data from and zinc, but also the radionuclides
(CCD) building, the tiny channels be- team saw that it might be possible to Mobil’s NSLS beam line, and a power- thorium and uranium, from soil and
tween molecules become as navigable “fly” through the reconstructed rock ful graphics-oriented Silicon Graph- other materials.
as rivers and roads. The intricacies of ics Onyx “reality station” computer. From Annamalai University, India,
a complex collider detector become Using software written or adapted in Francis received his B.Sc. in agricul-
apparent before the machine is even CCD, the Onyx analyzes the data and ture in 1963 and his M.Sc. in soil micro-
built. allows the image — be it a protein’s biology in 1965. After earning his Ph.D.
Here, too, digitized slices of human atomic structure or the Mobil research- in microbiology from Cornell Univer-
brain or porous rock — images pro- ers’ rock — to be redrawn quickly sity in 1971, he remained at Cornell as
duced by successive scans at BNL’s whenever the user manipulates it. a research associate from 1970-73,
scientific machines — can be combined The next step is to transfer the then moved to Stanford Research In-
to make the original object “whole” image to a 3-D projector, or, rather, stitute for two years as a microbiolo-
again inside a high-powered computer. pair of projectors positioned behind a gist. Joining BNL’s DAS in 1975 as an
Then, through the use of special special screen. Each projector receives assistant microbiologist, he became an
glasses, projectors and screens, BNL the computerized image and projects associate microbiologist in 1977 and
scientists and users from all fields can it through special filters onto the three- was named Microbiologist in 1980.
take fantastic voyages of their own meter screen in polarized light. Francis holds two patents in micro-
through the molecules, materials, This means that someone watching biological remediation with Cleveland
medical images and machines they the front of the screen without special Dodge and Jeff Gillow, DAS, and two
study. 3-D glasses will see a double image. more in the same area with Dodge and
With a nearly endless list of pos- A computed tomography slice im- So, in order to make the pair of two-
age of porous oil-reservoir rock, other colleagues. An adjunct professor
sible applications, the 3-D “theater” is dimensional images seem three-di- at the State University of New York at
set to become a close companion to made by Mobil researchers at the mensional, viewers need to don spe-
National Synchrotron Light Stony Brook, Francis collaborates with
many of Brookhaven’s other user fa- cial glasses with polarized lenses. Sandia National Laboratory’s Waste
cilities. Data taken at places like the Source. Using the 3-D visualiza- These fool the eye into combining the
tion facility, many such images Isolation Pilot Plant Program and has
National Synchrotron Light Source stereo images into a 3-D whole that been actively involved with the Euro-
(NSLS) and the Center for Imaging can be combined in a computer to seems to leap off the screen.
make the rock “whole,” easing the pean group MIND — Microbiology in
and Neurosciences can be taken from So far, the Mobil researchers have Nuclear Waste Disposal — as well as
a computer screen to a movie screen search for new oil fields. steered their way through several of with the United Nations Development
and seen in such vivid color and di- their computed-tomography rock im- Program and the International Atomic
mension that they seem to fill the using computers and 3-D projection ages, while Andrews has converted Energy Agency Technical Committee
space in front of a viewer’s eyes. technology. This would make it even everything from engineering diagrams on advanced technologies for treating
easier to see the pore structure and to protein structures into the proper low-level radioactive liquid waste.
A Team Vision Becomes Reality
the potential for oil retrieval. formats for 3-D viewing. After the lecture, all are invited to
The visualization facility was The researchers turned to Dorry It may even become possible, join Francis for discussion and re-
turned from vision to reality through Tooker of BNL’s Office of Technology through high-speed data links now in freshments. Those wishing to have
the cooperation of BNL, the U.S. De- Transfer, and, in turn, to BNL scien- place or being laid, to locate such 3-D dinner with the speaker at a restau-
partment of Energy (DOE), and private tists Arnold Peskin and Ballard theaters in remote locations and feed rant off site may call Corinne Messana,
companies, including Mobil and Gen- Andrews of CCD and Betsy Dowd and data from the central reality station Ext. 7398. — Liz Seubert
Peter Siddons at the NSLS. for viewing thousands of miles away.
The team received $359,000 in re- It’s a vision that’s still around the
Coming Up: search funds from DOE’s Advanced corner, but, with this facility, vision Note to Employees:
Computational Technology Initiative counts. — Kara Villamil Attendance at lectures, meetings and other
Malcolm Browne special programs held during normal working
hours is subject to supervisory concurrence.
At NSLS Meeting
Robert Hughes (cont’d.) made a remarkable transition from
Malcolm Browne, Pulitzer the closure of the Colliding Beam Ac- Professor of Chemistry. He served as
Prize winner and senior writer in broad guidance that has infused and celerator project to the current dy- Director of the Cornell Materials Sci-
the Science News Department of stimulated its daughter institutions. namic era of construction and plan- ence Center, 1968-74.
The New York Times, will be the “This remarkable Board has con- ning for science at the Relativistic In 1974, then President Gerald Ford
keynote speaker at the 1996 An- tinually attracted and maintained the Heavy Ion Collider. appointed Hughes as Assistant Direc-
nual Users’ Meeting of the Na- interest and commitment of truly The NRAO, over those years, com- tor for National and International
tional Synchrotron Light Source eminent scientists and science admin- pleted the Very Large Array near Programs of the NSF. With the NSF’s
(NSLS), on Tuesday, May 21. His istrators who serve pro bono, often for Socorro, New Mexico, and the Very reorganization in 1975, he became
talk on “Lamplighters and Tool many years,” Hughes continued. “The Long Baseline Array, a string of ten Assistant Director for Astronomical,
Makers” will begin at 9 a.m. in exemplar I.I. Rabi, one of the AUI radio telescopes that extends from Atmospheric, Earth and Ocean Sci-
Berkner Hall. All are welcome. founders, devoted about 40 years of Hawaii to St. Croix — two extraordi- ences, until he returned to Cornell in
Employees are also welcome to his life to AUI/BNL/NRAO. The unique- narily powerful instruments that will January 1977.
visit the equipment exhibit that ness of this Board is nationally recog- soon be complemented by the Green Looking back, Hughes reflected,
will be set up in Berkner Hall on nized. With the distinguished Visiting Bank Telescope, a 100-meter behe- “Apart from three years each in the
May 21. Committees it establishes, it provides moth in West Virginia. Army and industry, and five years
Workshops on topics related to powerful links to the world of science.” When Hughes took the full-time devoted to obtaining a B.S. and Ph.D.,
experimentation at the NSLS will “In retrospect,” added Hughes, “I position of AUI President in 1980, he my entire career has been shaped in
be conducted on the days before sometimes find it difficult to believe was Professor of Chemistry at Cornell three outstanding organizations, with
and after the meeting, Monday that, upon retirement, I will have been University, one of the nine universi- 10 years as a professor at the Univer-
and Wednesday, May 20 & 22. president of AUI for essentially one- ties that founded AUI in 1946, and sity of Pennsylvania, 18 more at
For details about the work- third of the existence of BNL and 40 where he had earned his Ph.D. in Cornell University, and now 16 at
shops, check the Weekly Calen- percent of the life of NRAO. What has chemistry in 1952, then continued as AUI. I cannot imagine being associ-
dar for the week of May 13. The made it so satisfying is that it has been a chemistry instructor for a year. ated with any finer institutions or
meeting’s agenda will be found on a period of challenge, excitement, Hughes had taken his B.S. in engi- livelier, more committed colleagues.”
the reverse side. growth and achievement for both in- neering chemistry at Lehigh Univer- Now, said Hughes, “I hope to re-
For more information, call the stitutions.” sity in 1949. main in association with AUI for some
NSLS Users Administration Of- During his tenure as AUI Presi- In 1953, Hughes joined the Chem- time, as did my predecessor Gerald
fice, Ext. 5763. To register, con- dent, Hughes has seen BNL honored istry Department at the University of Tape. I also intend to undertake a
tact your department chair or di- with two of the four Nobel Prizes that Pennsylvania as an assistant profes- number of other professional projects
vision head. scientists have won for work done at sor, becoming a full professor before that have been long deferred.”
the Lab. This was a period when BNL he returned to Cornell in 1964, as — Anita Cohen
Brookhaven Bulletin May 10, 1996
BNL Daughters Join Their Parents The Lab’s population grew by al-
most 200 on Thursday, April 25, as the
nine-to-15-year-old daughters of many
In the Workplace for a Day BNLers reported to work with their
parents — to participate in the Lab’s
second consecutive Take Our Daugh-
ters to Work Day.
In organizing the day, Susan Fos-
ter, Human Resources Division, paid
attention to comments from last year’s
participants. “The girls wanted more
time in their parents’ workplaces, so
this year the whole morning was de-
voted to that,” she explained. “Then,
to help them let off a little energy at
lunchtime, we had Frisbees, hula
hoops, volleyball and other activities
available to them at the Brookhaven
Center, where they had a box lunch
with their parents, thanks to the gen-
erosity of Associated Universities, Inc.”
After lunch, the older girls went by Physicist Lorraine Solomon, Na-
bus to visit several areas on site: the tional Synchrotron Light Source
Alternating Gradient Synchrotron, the Department, shows her daughter
National Synchrotron Light Source, Naomi Ocko, 11, the cryostat for
the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the superconducting magnet for
the Firehouse and the National the harmonic generation experi-
Mark McNeill, a technical specialist at the Alternating Gradient Syn- Weather Service. The younger girls ment, which Solomon is working
chrotron (AGS), brought his three daughters — (clockwise from left) also visited the Science Museum. on for the Accelerator Test Facil-
Beth, 15; Lisa, 14; and Erin, 9 — to work with him in the AGS main “I think it was a good day,” summed ity. Naomi also spent some time
control room. As McNeill points out the intricacies of the control panel, up Foster. “The girls saw a lot of things that day with her father, Physi-
(background) BNL photographer Roger Stoutenburgh and his nine- that they didn’t see last year, so it cist Ben Ocko, Physics Depart-
year-old daughter Chelsea Marie, shoot this family portrait. wasn’t too repetitive for them.” ment.
Vending Machines: New Contract Helps the Blind
Effective Friday, May 3, the permit machine outlets, that are run mostly sible for overseeing the new contract
to operate most of the vending ma- by the legally blind. and changeover. “The commission re-
chines at BNL passed to J&A Auto- However, at certain sites such as ceives funds for its program, and cus-
matic Services, a subcontractor of the BNL’s, Sy said, setting up a wide- tomers will receive enhanced services
New York State Commission for the spread vending machine facility is im- and know that a portion of the pur-
Blind (NYSCB). practicable for anyone who is blind. chase price will help others.”
Tim Sy of the NYSCB, who visited Therefore, the commission occasion- The cold food vending machines in Season’s Opening!
the Lab that Friday to help oversee ally subcontracts to non-blind opera- the Post Office, Bldg. 179; the Alter- Wednesday, May 15
the changeover, explained that the tors for a fee that is used to buy equip- nating Gradient Synchrotron, Bldg. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Randolph Shepherd Act of 1974 en- ment for other facilities, which are 912B; and at the back of the National in the parking lot opposite Berkner Hall,
abled the commission to set up the operated by legally blind managers, Synchrotron Light Source, Bldg. 725; between the tennis courts
Business Enterprise Program to help as well as to pay for their hospitaliza- will be serviced by Flik International and the Science Education Center
legally blind people find job opportu- tion and retirement benefits. Corp., the Lab’s new food service con-
nities. Through this program, the com- “The new agreement provides for a tractor.
mission now holds permits for 125 winning arrangement for all involved,” All other vending machines are now
facilities statewide, including cafete-
rias, convenience stores and vending
said Kenneth Mohring, Administra-
tive Support Division, who is respon-
operated by J&A Automatic, which is
keeping the inevitable interruptions
in service to the minimum during the Training Exercise
changeover. To contact J&A about a
Arrivals & Departures PC Training malfunctioning machine, call the num- Today, from 5 p.m through mid-
night, the BNL Police Group and the
ber provided on it: (800) 427-0080.
Arrivals Seats remain in the following June — Liz Seubert Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
Kathryn M. Clifford...Saf. & Envir. Prot. classes offered by the Computing & will conduct a joint training exercise,
Alexei V. Fedorov.........................Physics Communications Division (CCD): which could involve flashing lights,
Christopher C. Klassert.................RHIC Date Class Fee people in uniform carrying replica
Edward L. Nicolescu.......................RHIC June 4&6 int. ACCESS $300 Weight Watchers weapons, sirens and gunshots, but no
Departures June 12 basic Windows $150 live ammunition.
This list includes all employees who have termi- June 13 beg. WordPerfect
Registration for the next on-site,
nated from the Lab, including retirees: lunchtime Weight Watchers series will The drill will take place in the ar-
for Windows $150 eas of Railroad Avenue by the ware-
Fan Zhu..........................................Physics June 18&19 beg. ACCESS $300 be held on Wednesday, May 15, from
noon to 1 p.m. in the South Dining houses, the cottages in the apartment
June 21 int. Word Perfect
area, and the North and South Rooms
Archery Club June 26
Room of the Brookhaven Center. In its
approach to weight management, of the Brookhaven Center, Bldg. 30.
Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weight Watchers offers a nutritious The rest of the Center will be open for
The BNL Archery Club will host an
in the PC Training Room, M1-57, in food plan, an activity plan and a be- employees’ usual evening use.
open-house fun shoot, on Thursday,
Bldg. 515, CCD. Please note that the havioral support plan. Starting on May Those who are not involved in the
May 16, at 5 p.m. at the archery range.
revised training fee is $150 per day 22, the class will meet on Wednesday drill are asked to stay out of the train-
The rain date is Thursday, May 23.
and is retroactive to October 1, 1995. for eight to ten weeks, depending upon ing areas during the seven hours of
Everyone interested in archery,
To register, contact your department the number of people who sign up. the operation. Those who must enter
whether or not you are a member, is
or division training coordinator, or For more information, call Mary any of those areas should first call
invited to attend. Bring your appetite
call Pam Mansfield, Ext. 7286. Wood, Ext. 5923. BNL Police Headquarters, Ext. 2238,
too, as a barbecue is included.
so a BNL patrol officer may assist in
RSVP to Bill Schoenig, Ext. 2377,
by Tuesday, May 14, if you plan to
attend. Healthline Lecture: Laser Eye Surgery For more information, call Police
Captain Michael Delph, Ext. 4968.
The laser may be used for surgery afterwards on audiocassette in the
on many parts of the eye and has been Research Library, Bldg. 477.
helpful in treating many different Charles Bloomgarden, M.D., is cer- Bowling
types of eye diseases. Ophthalmic la- tified by the American Board of Oph-
Red &Green League
ser surgery has been so successful, in thalmology. He is a fellow of the Ameri- R. Raynis 263/232/647 scratch series,
fact, that it is heralded as one of the can Academy of Ophthalmology & K. Koebel 245/201/634 scratch, S. Frei 220/
most important developments in Otolaryngology and the American 212/619 scratch, J. Griffin 258/614 scratch,
Published weekly opthalmology over the past decade. College of Surgeons. Bloomgarden
by the Public Affairs Office
R. Mulderig Jr. 244/616 scratch, T. Prach
for the employees of To discuss this advance and the has a private practice in Commack 222, R. Mulderig Sr. 216, H. Arnesen 215,
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY different types of lasers used for dif- and Huntington, and he serves as an J. Cuccia 213, K. Riker 205, D. Fisher 204,
ferent conditions, ophthalmologist instructor in the Department of Medi- B. Geib 203, E. Meier 202.
ANITA COHEN, Editor White & Purple League
MARSHA BELFORD, Assistant Editor Charles Bloomgarden will present the cine at Stony Brook Medical Center.
next Healthline lecture. Sponsored by To register, complete and return the G. Mehl 255/217/617 scratch series, A.
Bldg. 134, P.O. Box 5000 Pinelli 214/202, M. DiMaiuta 194/189, P.
the Health Promotion Program (HPP) bottom portion of the Healthline flyer
Upton NY 11973-5000 Callegari 187/182, R. Picinich 235, J.
Tel. (516) 344-2345; Fax (516) 344-3368 of the Occupational Medicine Program, recently sent to all employees to Health McCarthy 231, A. Almasy 215, S. DiMaiuta
“Lasers in Ophthalmology” will be Promotion Specialist Mary Wood by 210, R. Wiseman 201, E. Sperry IV 200,
The Brookhaven Bulletin is printed on pa-
per containing at least 50 percent recycled given on Wednesday, May 15, from Tuesday, May 14. For more informa- Doug Fisher 199, J. Meier 183, D. Klein
materials, with 10 percent post-consumer
waste. It can be recycled.
noon to 1 p.m. in Berkner Hall. All are tion about HPP and its Healthline lec- 181, M. Addessi 174, M. Picinich 171, D.
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Glorious & Crazy: Art & Castle Bus Trip
Steep yourself in the glorious, crazy the reasonably cute little village of
past on the Art Society’s Saturday, Chester, highly convenient for cross-
June 29, bus trip to Connecticut. ing the Connecticut River to wend up
After a coffee stop, see 18th-cen- through woods to one-of-a-kind Gillette
tury Bush-Holley farmhouse near Castle, built for superb clifftop views
Greenwich, with period furnishings by eccentric millionaire William
and pictures by American Impression- Gillette, who was mad about turrets,
ist artists, including Childe Hassam innovative door latches, sprinkler sys-
and John Twachtman, who lodged tems — and Sherlock Holmes.
there early in this century. Lunch at The bus will leave BNL’s tennis-
court parking lot at 6:45 a.m. (agony
to get up so early, but worth it) and
return around 9:30 p.m, with a speed-
food stop on the way back. The cost of
$30 per person covers bus-with-bath-
room and both museums. Call Liz
Seubert, Ext. 2346 or 286-8563, eve-
nings, for reservations.
Aerobic Dance Club
With spring softball and summer
swimsuit seasons almost here, now’s
the time to sign up for BERA aerobic
dance and stretch classes. Aerobics
are held in the Recreation Building in
the apartment area on Tuesdays and
Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday
stretch classes are in the Physics
lounge, Bldg. 510, at 5:15 p.m..
The cost is $35 for each 11-class
Atlantic City Trip session, or $4 per class on a pay-as-
The next BERA-sponsored, one-day you-go basis. All levels are welcome.
trip to Atlantic City will be to Trump For more information, call Pat Flood,
Castle Hotel and Casino on the ma- Ext. 7886, or Kara Villamil, Ext. 5658.
rina, on Saturday, July 13. The initial
cost will be $22, but the hotel-casino
LABORATORY RECRUITMENT - Opportunities for
will give a coin package and deferred Laboratory employees.
coupon. NS 4702. ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION - Requires a
The bus will leave the Brookhaven bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance,
substantial relevant experience, preferably in a large
Center at 8 a.m., with an extra pickup accounting or financial organization, and knowledge
at LIE Exit 63, if requested. After a of BNL practices, policies and procedures; CPA sta-
seven-hour stay in Atlantic City, re- tus a plus. Responsibilities include analyzing current
practices, planning, evaluating and recommending
turn will be about 11 p.m. improvements to these practices and overseeing the
Buy tickets now at the BERA Sales resources required to implement the changes. Finan-
Office in Berkner Hall, weekdays, 9 cial Services Division.
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more informa- DD 5578. TELEPHONE OPERATOR - (substitute) Will
be on call to assist in placing calls and other related
tion, call Andrea Dehler, Ext. 3347, or telephone duties. Computing & Communications Di-
M. Kay Dellimore, Ext. 2873. vision.
OPEN RECRUITMENT - Opportunities for Labora-
tory employees and outside candidates.
Classified NS 5580. TECHNICAL POSITION - (temporary) Re-
quires a BSCS or equivalent experience in problem
Advertisements resolution for users of Windows, DOS and Macintosh
operating-system environments. Applications sup-
port for MS Office Suite, dBase and Harvard Graph-
Placement Notices ics, with working knowledge of the WWW, networking
and communications packages desirable. Responsi-
The Laboratory’s placement policy is to select the bilities include working as part of a team that provides
best-qualified candidate for an available position. help desk and consulting support for PC and Macintosh
Consideration is given to candidates in the following computer users, and organizing and conducting tuto-
order: (1) present employees within the department/ rials and workshops. Computing & Communications
division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with pref- Division.
erence for those within the immediate work group; (2)
present employees within the Laboratory; and (3) DD 4515. TECHNICAL POSITION - Requires a BSET
outside applicants. In keeping with the Affirmative or equivalent, a thorough knowledge of digital logic
Action plan, selections are made without regard to concepts, familiarity with various test equipment, and
age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handi- the ability to work from schematics, rough sketches
cap or veteran status. and verbal instructions. Familiarity with high-speed
Each week, the Human Resources Division lists analog circuitry and rf techniques is desirable. Re-
new placement notices. The purpose of these listings sponsibilities include construction of prototypes
is, first, to give employees an opportunity to request through final testing and installation. National Syn-
consideration for themselves through Human Re- chrotron Light Source Department.
sources, and second, for general recruiting under DD 4516. TECHNICAL POSITION - Requires a BSET
open recruitment. Because of the priority policy stated or equivalent work experience, and familiarity with the
above, each listing does not necessarily represent an use of hand tools and the skills used for assembling
opportunity for all people. and wiring electrical chassis. Must be able to work
Except when operational needs require otherwise, from prints and oral instructions, and provide assis-
positions will be open for one week after publication. tance to engineers in such areas as data collection,
For more information, contact the Employment breadboarding and troubleshooting. National Syn-
Manager, Ext. 2882, or call the JOBLINE, Ext. 7744 chrotron Light Source Department.
(344-7744), for a complete listing of all openings. DD 4517. TECHNICAL POSITION - Requires a BSET,
Current job openings can also be accessed via the with emphasis in analog and digital circuitry. Familiar-
BNL Home Page on the World Wide Web. Outside ity with test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, net-
users should open “http://www.bnl.gov/bnl.html”, then work analyzers, synthesizers, etc., is useful. Willing-
select “Scientific Personnel Office ” for scientific staff ness to work with high-voltage dc and high rf is
openings or “Employment Opportunities” or “BNL imperative; knowledge or experience in high-frequency
Human Resources Division” for all other vacancies. systems and components is desirable. National Syn-
SCIENTIFIC RECRUITMENT - Doctorate usually re- chrotron Light Source Department.
quired. Candidates may apply directly to the depart- DD 3910. RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS TECHNICIAN -
ment representative named. Under minimum supervision, performs such func-
SCIENTIST - To serve as the Head of the RHIC tions as assisting in the development, production and
Computing Facility, with several years of research assay for distribution of radioactive and nonradioac-
experience in the fields of particle or nuclear physics, tive materials; packaging, storing and disposing of
including responsibility for computer applications. radioactive-waste materials; and assisting in the op-
Candidates with experience in managing a large sci- eration and maintenance of the BLIP and hot-cell
entific group will be preferred. The computing facility facilities. Requires an AAS in chemistry or equivalent;
is expected to grow to a processing power of approxi- radiochemistry experience and mechanical aptitude
mately 200 gigaflops, handling 500 terabytes of data are desirable. Medical Department.
per year by early 1999. A staff of about 35 scientists, NS 0063. RESEARCH SERVICES POSITION - (tem-
computing professionals and support personnel is porary) Will perform various manual laboratory and
planned. The Head will have responsibility for direct- service-support tasks, including washing, sterilizing,
ing the development, growth and operation of the new autoclaving and maintaining glassware for multiple
facility, as well as articulating the computing needs laboratories within the Department. Biology Depart-
and directions for this important segment of nuclear ment.
science research. Contact: Thomas Ludlam, RHIC
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - Trained
in theoretical physics, with experience in many-body
theory as applied to condensed-matter physics. Pro-
gram involves applications of theory of correlated
electron systems to high-temperature superconduc-
tors, magnetism, structural phase transitions and
other current problems in condensed matter physics.
Candidates who have experience interacting with
experimentalists will be preferred. Contact: V. J. Em-
ery, Physics Department.