Bulletin the Vol. 54 - No. 37 October 20, 2000 BNL’s Oil-Heat Research Results in Consumer Savings T he price of home-heating Energy Sciences & Technology a very low level, fuel-oil avail- oil is expected to skyrocket (EST) Department’s Energy Re- ability and price are a concern this season, perhaps to more sources Division, explained, this heating season. Some of than $2 per gallon. But re- "Our program started about 25 our current research can help searchers in the Combustion years ago during the 1970s improve efficiency and reduce Equipment Technology Pro- energy crisis. We develop new fuel-oil consumption." gram (CETP) at BNL are work- Roger McDonald is CETP’s ing to improve fuel-oil effi- senior project manager and ciency to help homeowners In the past decade, other key project participants and small businesses keep costs the BNL program has include C.R. Krishna, Yusuf down. saved an estimated Celebi, and George Wei. During the past decade, the Among their research pro- BNL program has already $6 billion for 11 grams are: saved an estimated $6 billion million Americans The Fan-Atomized Burner for the 11 million Americans with oil-heated who heat their homes with oil homes. Developed by BNL research- — seven million in the North- ers, this oil burner fires fuel at east. Future improvements in technologies, address oil-heat low input rates to match the Roger Stoutenburgh oil-heat technology currently industry issues, and evaluate smaller heating loads of well- under development at Brook- new technologies developed insulated homes. It offers im- haven may help oil-heat cus- elsewhere. With oil supplies at proved fuel- and air-mixing for tomers save better perfor- up to an ad- mance and is ditional now in the sec- CN19-49-00 $19.5 billion ond generation William Horak by the year of commercial- 2010. BNL’s ization. Its fea- research is also leading tures translate to a 5-10 per- Horak Chairs Energy to the devel- opment of ultra-low cent improve- ment in effi- ciency over con- Sciences & Technology emissions combustion ventional burn- ers. This burner also reduces ni- W illiam Horak has been appointed chair of the Energy Sci- ences & Technology Department (EST), effective Septem- ber 15. Horak had been EST acting chair since March 1, when technologies that will con- trogen-oxide the new department was created as part of a restructuring of tribute to a emissions by as BNL’s Energy, Environment and National Security Directorate. cleaner envi- much as 30 per- The formation of the new department, which has a staff of ronment. cent. Heatwise, 150 and an annual budget of $50 million, demonstrates BNL’s BNL’s work Inc., of Ridge, strong commitment to energy sciences. on heating Long Island, has Closely aligned with the goals and objectives of DOE, EST’s equipment is begun to com- mission is to conduct basic and applied research in energy sci- sponsored mercialize the ences and develop technologies that will: jointly by new technology. • Assure adequate supplies of clean and affordable energy and DOE and the reduce U.S. vulnerability to supply disruptions, encourage Flame Quality New York energy efficiency, advance alternative and renewable energy Indicator State Energy technologies, and increase energy choices for consumers Research & This electronic • Maintain U.S. leadership in the science and technology of Development device monitors energy supply and use Authority. flame bright- • Educate new generations of scientists and engineers. Thomas ness in residen- tial oil burners. EST also provides energy sciences and technology support Butcher, It is designed to for state organizations in the northeastern U.S. and industrial technical organizations throughout the nation (see story, left). leader for the Thomas Butcher inspects the flame pattern in the BNL fan-atomized alert the home- Horak explained, “The Laboratory is combining all areas of project in the oil burner. photo by Roger Stoutenburgh CN10-45-00 (cont’d on page 3) energy research into one department — EST. Previously, several departments were involved with various types of energy research, from nuclear to advanced battery research and heating tech- BNL’s Strategic Buildings Plan nology. EST is a regional resource for energy sciences in the Northeast.” He added that the integration of Brookhaven’s organizations, User Research Center experts, and facilities in energy sciences with organizations working on energy technologies allows EST to perform work more effectively and to pursue projects that benefit from this Energy Science Center synergism. Horak is looking forward to the consolidation of his Last month, on staff, now located in 15 buildings around the BNL site, into a September 29, BNL new energy sciences building, currently in the planning stage Cyclotron Isotope Research Center submitted to DOE a (see box, left). strategic facilities plan. Horak has a B.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineer- It includes the top- ing, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Nanoscale Science Research Center priority buildings listed in the graph, which was University of Illinois. He is an internationally recognized ex- shown at the all-hands pert on energy issues and has served on numerous boards, com- Research Support Center - Ph I - IV meeting on October 2. mittees, and panels, both in the U.S. and for international orga- DOE will consider BNL’s nizations, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and plan, along with others Development. Medical Imaging Center Expansion from across the DOE Since coming to BNL in 1979, Horak has had a lead role in complex, in preparing DOE’s activities in response to the Chernobyl accident, includ- a request to Congress ing evaluations of Soviet-designed facilities. He has implemented Science Buildings Renovation for additional infra- and managed numerous programs in nuclear safety, interna- structure funds. tional safeguards, and energy-system development. Horak has 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2011 received numerous commendations, including the American Nuclear Society’s Mark Mills Award and the Nuclear Regulatory Fiscal Year Commission’s Special Achievement Certificate. — Diane Greenberg The Bulletin October 20, 2000 Calendar Service Awards Take Sons to Work, 11/7 of Recreational Events The following employees celebrated BNL service anniversaries during the months of July and August 2000: • The BERA Sales Office is located in July August Berkner Hall. It is open on weekdays 40 Years 30 Years from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more Arnold L. Aronson Audrey L. Blake information on BERA events contact Energy Sciences & Technology Superconducting Magnet Andrea Dehler, Ext. 3347 or M. Kay Dellimore, Ext. 2873. 25 Years Marta M. Nawrocky Medical • Additional information for Robert M. Doty Hospitality Committee events can be Energy, Environment & National Security 25 Years found at the Lollipop House and the Asher Etkin John R. Lehner Laundry Room — both located in the Collider Accelerator Energy Sciences & Technology apartment area. Thomas E. Imperial Robert R. Rooks • The Recreation Building is located in Central Shops Reactor the apartment area. Upendra S. Rohatgi Stephen E. Schwartz • Calendar events flagged with an Energy Sciences & Technology Environmental Sciences asterisk (*) have a longer story appearing in this week’s Bulletin. Prantika Som 20 Years Medical John T. Benante Alvin J. Vestal Collider Accelerator Medical, Dental Enrollment Procurment & Property Management Richard A. Casella Open Until 10/31 Peter J. Wanderer Information Technology Superconducting Magnet Michael R. Curtis Every Tuesday 20 Years Plant Engineering Martin Candito Joseph A. D’Ambra Joseph Rubino *Welcome Coffee Collider Accelerator Superconducting Magnet 10-11:30 a.m. Rec. Bldg. Mark Fuhrmann Kathryn A. Folkers Newcomers make friends. Energy Sciences & Technology Biology Mimi Luccio, 821-1435. Hos- Dennis H. Reuter Donald L. Kazmark pitality event. Plant Engineering Collider Accelerator CN10-695-99 Semyon Shteyngart Devinder Mahajan Every Wednesday Energy Sciences & Technology Environmental Sciences Gregory C. Slovik Susan Monteleone With instruction from Carol Otto of Community Involvement, Govern- On-Site Play Group Energy Sciences & Technology Energy Sciences & Technology ment, and Public Affairs’ s Museum Program, two BNL sons learn 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Rec. Peter Z. Takacs Walter J. Morrison how electricity can be produced using a magnetic field. Bldg. Parents meet while chil- Instrumentation Reactor dren play. Free, drop in any Michael G. White Gloria Ramirez time. Monique de la Bey, 399- On Tuesday, November 7, radiation, chemicals, or other Chemistry NSLS 7656. — Hospitality event. BNL will sponsor Take Our potentially hazardous situa- Richard J. Wilke Warren G. Voegelin Sons to Work Day. The boys tions. If a visit to your work- Yoga Practice Sessions Environmental Sciences Waste Management will spend the morning with place might involve exposure Free, 12:10-12:50 p.m. 10 Years 10 Years Rec. Bldg. First class: 10/11 their parents in the workplace, to these situations, consult Steven A. Bugros Kara L. De Castro More information: Ext. 3924. followed by an afternoon tour- with your ESH Coordinator or Collider Accelerator Energy Sciences & Technology ing several BNL facilities, Facility Representative to see if James E. Callihan Robert P. Hernandez Every Tues. & Thurs. Plant Engineering Safeguards & Security where they will learn about the such a visit is allowable. If your Lab and hear about possible ca- workplace is not suitable, you Marie C. Gavigan Roy C. Johnson Aerobic Dance Collider Accelerator Plant Engineering reers in science. should attempt to arrange for 5:15 p.m., Rec. Bldg. Bethann Gilman Jonathan Laster If your son is between the a “host parent” to cover the $4 per class or $35 for any 10 Information Technology Collider Accelerator ages of 11 and 15 and would morning portion of the day. If classes. Pat Flood, Ext. 7886, like to take advantage of this you are unable to make these Richard E. Keane Susan I. McKeon Susan Montelone, Ext. 7235. opportunity, you must com- arrangements, BNL will do so Plant Engineering Information Technology Edmund Killian Robert A. Retundi plete a registration form. for you. Every Mon., Tues., & Thurs. Superconducting Magnet Business Systems Check your mailbox for the Registration forms should Ruimei Ma Cynthia A. Salwen registration forms mailed this be returned to Susan Foster, Cardio Kickboxing Medical Energy Sciences & Technology week. Keep in mind that mi- Human Resources, Bldg. 185, Day Classes: noon-1 p.m. Monica L. Manning Kathleen A. Vodopia nors may not visit a Laboratory by October 30. Participation Mondays &Thursdays Safety & Health Services Medical facility that exposes them to will be first-come, first-served. Evening Classes 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tues. &Thurs. Noreen B. O’Donnell Information Services Mary Wood, Ext. 5923, email@example.com. Robert J. Petricek Reactor —THISWEEKEND— Igor Pogorelsky NSLS Inside Information Volunteers Mark P. Sabat McLerran Named Member of Finnish Needed as Plant Engineering Sunday, 10/22 Gene-Jack Wang Academy of Science and Letters Physics, Medical American Heart Assn. Walk Donna M. Zadow Larry McLerran, Senior Scientist and Head of the Nuclear Theory Group in the Physics Department, has been named Rad. Control Begining at two locations: • Suffolk Community Col- Collider Accelerator a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Counselors lege in Riverhead Letters "in recognition of his outstanding scientific mer- • SUNY Farmingdale its." McLerran came to Brookhaven in 1999 from the Uni- Volunteers are needed to act as counselors for Boy Registration at 8 a.m. Contact Mary Wood, Ext. 5923 Arrivals & Departures versity of Minnesota’s Theoretical Physics Institute. An Alexander von Humboldt prize winner in 1988, McLerran Scouts who are preparing Arrivals for the atomic energy is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society. badge, part of the Scouts’ — NEXT WEEK — Tolulope Akinfeleye Medical Steinberg Honored Merit Badge. Counselors are authorities in their Robert P. Bennett fields, who are asked to par- Monday, 10/23 Collider Accelerator Stephen L. Bueltmann Meyer Steinberg, a former senior chemical engineer at BNL and currently a consultant in the Energy Sciences ticipate in a one-day pro- gram up to twice a year. Physics &Technology Department, was nominated the first Hon- *Healthfest 2000 Walk Sijin Qian orary Conference Fellow for the Fifth International Con- This year’s program will 12:05 p.m. Sci. Ed. Cntr. Physics be held on Saturday, No- (Stretch: 11:45 a.m.) ference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, which vember 18. Departures was held in Cairns, Australia, from August 13-16. Steinberg Through the Ambassa- *IBEW Meeting Robert D'Angio received the honor in recognition for his contributions to dor program in BNL’s Com- 6 p.m., K. of Col. Hall, Patch- Human Resources the field of greenhouse gas control technologies. ogue, 3 p.m., union office. munity Involvement, Gov- Raymond Lo Presti ernment & Public Affairs Reactor Tuesday, 10/24 Eating Disorder Conference directorate, BNL physi- Bernhard Ludewigt cists and radiation control Collider Accelerator The “Healing in Eating Disorders” conference to be held specialists are linked with *Rent-a-PC Demo Charles B. Meinhold at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook scouts who are taking the Non Proliferation & National Security 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 27 & 28, which includes atomic energy badge. Berkner Hall Prantika Som BNL’s Joanna Fowler and Nora Volkow among the speak- To volunteer, or for more Medical Healthfest 2000 Run Letesha Smith ers, now has program and registration information avail- information, contact Elaine 12:05 p.m. Sci. Ed. Cntr. able on the SUNY Stony Brook, University Hospital Medi- Lowenstein, Ext. 2400, Collider Accelerator Laura Miller, Ext. 3259, or cal Center Web site, www.uhmc.sunysb.edu/index.html firstname.lastname@example.org. Peter Pohlot, Ext. 5660. Margaret Taneus Medical and then click on Healing in Eating Disorders. (Stretch: 11:45 a.m.) The Bulletin October 20, 2000 Oil Heat (cont’d.) Investment owner when service is required, Hospitality Committee Counseling Calendar weeks before the normal time (continued) The Hospitality Committee welcomes all newcomers to the for the oil burner’s primary con- A Fidelity Investments rep- trol to shut down the system Lab, as well as their families, and friends to the following events resentative will be at the Lab Wednesday, 10/25 in the Recreation Building in the apartment area. (See also the due to severe flame-quality on Tuesday, October 31, and problems. Thus, problems can Calendar of Laboratory Events, pages 2 and 3.) on Wednesday, November 29, *Healthfest Health Fair to hold individual sessions 11 a.m.-2 p.m. be corrected quickly before Welcome Coffee they escalate and before the Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Newcomers may find out about with employees interested in *Mountain Bike Ride heat or hot-water supply is dis- learning more about their re- noon life at the Lab and make new friends. For more informa- rupted, thereby increasing tirement-savings and invest- Augie Hoffmann, Ext. 3884, tion, contact Mimi Luccio, 821-1435. Peter Pohlot, Ext. 5660. convenience and efficiency. ment options. Currently, two companies Potluck Party To schedule one of the 45- *Brazilian Folk Music Recital — Honeywell Corporation of minute appointments, call noon recital, 8 p.m. concert Sunday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. Calling Lab newcomers! Minneapolis, Minnesota; and (800) 642-7131. Berkner Hall. Bring your family, friends, and your favorite dish to share. Insight Technologies of For information, contact Mimi Luccio, 821-1435, or Bohemia, Long Island — are Rumiko Taketani, Ext. 1004. IBEW Meeting Thursday, 10/26 performing a 100-unit field study of an improved version day, October 31. Arrive Local 2230, IBEW, will hold *Healthfest Health Fair of the flame-quality indicator any time between 4 and its regular monthly meeting on 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Berkner Hall. that was developed at the Lab 4:30 p.m. at the Recre- Monday, May 22, at 6 p.m. in about a decade ago. ation Building. There will the Knights of Columbus Hall, *Tennis Fitness Workshop This system follows from a be games for the chil- Railroad Avenue, Patchogue. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will be a meeting for Joe Carbonaro, Ext. 5139. BNL-patented design that re- ceived an R&D 100 Award as Children’s dren. At 6 p.m. the party moves to the apartment shift workers at 3 p.m. at the *Amateur Radio Club one of the best 100 U.S. inno- Halloween area to "Trick or Treat.” union office. The agenda in- noon, Rec. Bldg. vations in 1992. Brookhaven is Bring a snack to share. cludes regular business, com- Information: Chris, Ext. 6062 providing technical support Party Parents are strongly en- mittee reports and the presi- for these field tests. couraged to wear cos- dent’s report. Friday, 10/27 Low-Sulfur Fuel tumes too! For additional BNL is conducting labora- The Hospitality Commit- information, contact Amateur Radio Golf Fitness Workshop tee invites families and Monique de la Bey, 399- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. tory and field studies of low- friends to join the children's 7656, or Marcia Leite, The BERA Amateur Radio Jeff Williams, Ext. 5587. sulfur fuels. Previous BNL re- Halloween Party on Tues- Ext. 1040. Club will next meet at noon search has shown that sulfur on Thursday, October 26, in Sunday, 10/29 is an important contributing the Recreation Building factor in heat-exchanger lounge. All Lab members, *Pot-Luck Party fouling and efficiency degra- BSA Recital and Concert, October 25 guests and licensed amateur- 5:30 p.m. Rec. Bldg. dation. Brazilian Music Ensemble, Anima radio operators are invited to Mimi Luccio, 821-1435 or The current research is attend. Rumiko Taketani, Ext. 1004. aimed at determining benefits For more information, call of long-term use of reduced- Chris Neuberger, Ext. 6062 sulfur fuel. This fuel is already — WEEK OF 10/30 — used in diesel trucks. Low-sul- fur heating oil is expected to Tuesday, 10/31 cost up to two cents more per gallon than conventional fuel BWIS oil, but shows promise of pro- Reception *Children’s Halloween Party 4 p.m. Rec. Bldg. viding net savings to oil-heat customers through substan- Brookhaven Women in tially reduced maintenance Science (BWIS) will hold a Thursday, 11/2 and cleaning costs. Wine & Cheese Reception Biofuels on Thursday, November 2, *BWIS Reception from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in the 5:15-7 p.m., Rec. Bldg. BNL has begun preliminary Recreation Building in the Wine & cheese. All the BNL laboratory tests to determine community is welcome. apartment area. whether the use of fuels derived The BSA Concert Committee will present two concerts by Anima, a BWIS holds this free so- Bridge Club from vegetable oils, called group of six musicians from Brazil, on Wednesday, October 25, in cial event annually to ac- 7:15 p.m., Berkner Cafeteria biofuels, would be a viable al- Berkner Hall. A one-hour recital at noon will feature mostly Renais- quaint BNL staff and facil- Morris Strongson, Ext. 4192, ternative to conventional fuel sance music, with a preview of the Brazilian folk music that will be the ity-users with the group email@example.com. oil for residential heating. focus of the two-hour evening concert, at 8 p.m. The noon concert is and its accomplishments, The researchers will evaluate free, while the cost of the evening concert is $15 per person and $10 activities and goals. cost, emissions, wear and tear for seniors and full-time students. Both concerts are open to the pub- lic, and no reservations are required. For more information about BSA Both women and men — WEEK OF 11/13 — on oil-burner components, of the BNL community are Recitals and Concerts, see http://music.bnl.gov. and efficiency of biofuels to see Coming Up welcome to join BWIS. The Thursday, 11/16 if blending a small percentage group’s primary mission is of biofuel with conventional On Wednesday, November 8, pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi to promote the advance- Bridge Club fuel oil is a feasible way to will present a noon recital in Berkner Hall. Pompa-Baldi, who ment of women in the sci- 7:15 p.m., Berkner Cafeteria stretch oil supplies. has won many prizes in Europe and the U.S., teaches at the entific professions. — Diane Greenberg Annamaria Pennella International Academy, Italy. — WEEK OF 11/27 — Wanted: Fine Art for BNL Community Art Show Thursday, 11/27 BNL community artists and sculptors — your finest fine art is needed for the BNL Art Society’s upcoming Art Exhibit Bridge Club to be held at Berkner Hall from Monday to Wednesday, November 20-22, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. An evening reception with 7:15 p.m., Berkner Cafeteria refreshments will also be held on Monday, November 20, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. BNL employees, retirees, facility users, guests of BNL, and family members 15 years and older, may all contribute. More than one piece may be entered by an exhibitor, to be shown as space permits. — WEEK OF 12/4 — Bring exhibits for the show to Room D, Berkner Hall, the afternoon of Friday, November 19. To be included in the catalog, complete two forms for each work entered and return them by Wednesday, November 8, to Robert Chrien, Saturday, 12/9 Bldg. 510A. More forms are at the BERA Store, Berkner Hall. Copies are acceptable. Radio City Christmas Show Entry for BNL Art Exhibit, November 20-22, 2000 BERA event. Name ............................................................................ home phone ................................................................... Note: This calendar is updated BNL contact .................................................................. BNL extension ................................................................ continuously and will appear in the Bulletin whenever space permits. Type of art: painting, sculpture, photo, etc. .................................................................................................................. Submissions must be received by the Title: ................................................................................................................................................................................ preceding Friday at noon to appear in the following week’s Bulletin. Please enter the Description (medium/material, size) .............................................................................................................................. information for each event in the order listed above (date, event name, Please print clearly and return to Robert Chrien, Bldg. 510A, by November 8. description, and cost) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “Bulletin Calendar” in the subject line. Rent-a-PC Demo Sybase is preferred. Will participate in cloud detection and characterization research being conducted by DOE’s Atmospheric Rent-a-PC will be in Berkner Radiation Measurement Program. Environ- mental Sciences Department. Hall on Tuesday, October 24, NS9050. ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS/ 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to discuss RESEARCH COORDINATORS - Requires short-term computer rentals a BS in biology, or related medical field, and strong organizational and PC skills (includ- for BNL employees. Rent-a-PC ing MS Office). Prior experience in clinical provides desktops, notebooks, research programs, including interaction LCD projectors, servers, etc., with the Institutional Review Board and knowledge of federal regulations governing immediately available for a research involving human subjects is highly day, a week, a month, or more. desirable. Will assist in the MR clinical re- search program in various aspects of their They offer local delivery, setup, research including, creation and mainte- and on-site support. Equip- nance of investigator files, coordination of grant proposal submissions, and implemen- ment is pretested, delivered, tation and maintenance of databases. Medi- and installed with a “no ex- cal Department. cuses” guarantee. For more in- NS7895. SUPERVISOR, CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP - Requires a formation, call 273-8888. bachelor’s degree in MIS or business ad- ministration, and 5-10 years’ management experience in customer service areas includ- Roger Stoutenburgh Classified ing staff supervision and developing policies and procedures. Experience developing Advertisements business continuation/disaster recovery pro- cesses is a must. Responsibilities will in- Placement Notices clude the Enterprise Helpdesk operations, desk-side support, and business continua- The Lab’s placement policy is to select tion/disaster recovery. Information Technol- the best-qualified candidate for an available ogy Division. position. Candidates are considered in the CN2-37-00 following order: (1) present employees within the department/division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with preference for those within the immediate work group; (2) present Next Monday, start the week by joining in BNL Healthfest’s Aerobic employees within the Laboratory; and (3) Stretch (11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p. m.) and Fitness Walk (12:05 - 1 p.m.) at outside applicants. In keeping with the Affir- mative Action Plan, selections are made with- the Science Education Center, Bldg. 438. You can also perfect your out regard to age, race, color, religion, na- skills in golf, tennis, and other sports at the many events and work- tional origin, sex, disability or veteran status. shops offered during Healthfest, which will be held Monday through Each week, the Human Resources Division lists new placement notices, first, so employ- Friday, October 23-27. These photographs show BNLers having fun ees may request consideration for them- at Golf Skills & Clinic and Tennis Skills & Play Workshops — why not selves, and, second, for open recruitment. commit yourself this year. Space is still available in some workshops, Because of the priority policy stated above, each listing does not necessarily represent and a few more walk-ins may still be accommodated by hearing, vi- an opportunity for all people. Except when sion, foot, and other professionals who will be screening those with operational needs require otherwise, posi- appointments during the Health, Fitness & Safety Fair in Berkner Hall tions will be open for one week after publica- tion. For more information, contact the Em- on Wednesday and Thursday. More information on dates and contact ployment Manager, Ext. 2882; call the persons is given in the Calendar, pages 2 & 3, or consult a Healthfest JOBLINE, Ext. 7744 (344-7744), for a list of registration form, or contact Mary Wood, email@example.com. all job openings; use a TDD system to ac- cess job information by calling (631) 344- 6018; or access current job openings on the World Wide Web at www.bnl.gov/JOBS/ Roger Stoutenburgh jobs.html. OPEN RECRUITMENT - Opportunities for Laboratory employees and outside candi- dates. MK8634. SCIENTIST (X-ray Spectroscopy in Environmental and Molecular Sciences (EMS) - Requires a Ph.D., strong experi- CN2-38-00 mental background, excellent communica- tion skills, and demonstrated capability for collaborating on cross-disciplinary projects and establishing an independent research program. Experience in establishing a broad program in EMS research is highly desir- able. Will be responsible for managing the operation and development of the spectros- copy program on beam line X19A as well as participating in the development of the Taste & Compare experimental program in EMS and the de- velopment of new direction in instrumenta- tion to support the growing demand for EMS at BNL’s Drinking work. Under the direction of E. Johnson, Na- tional Synchrotron Light Source Department. Water Quality Booth MK8898. ASSISTANT PHYSICIST - A new RHIC Spin Group is being formed to lead, develop, and support the spin program at BNL’s water is safe to drink, as it is in full compliance RHIC. Positions are immediately available with all county, state and federal regulations. But how to participate in the spin physics research programs of STAR, pp2pp, and the does it taste in comparison with other “brands” of BRAHMS experiments. The pp2pp and drinking water? BRAHMS positions may be at the postdoc- toral, assistant physicist level or higher while That is for employees to decide during Healthfest’s two- the level of the STAR appointment will be at day health, safety, and fitness fair on Wednesday and the assistant scientist or higher, depending on the experience of the candidate. Spin and Thursday, October 25 & 26. To take part in the blind, drink- detector experience is preferred, with a ing-water taste test, come to the BNL Drinking Water Qual- strong interest in developing these pro- grams. Individual members of the group will ity booth. be recruited in close collaboration with the At the booth, samples of employees’ home tap water RHIC experiments; they will be members of will be tested for four parameters. To have your water that experiment, and they are expected to provide focus and leadership at Brookhaven tested, bring a sample in a clean glass container about the for spin for their experiments. Closing date size of a Mason jar. for applications is June 30, 2001. Under the direction of G. Bunce, Physics Department. MK8900. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - to work in the X-ray Scatter- ing Group. Requires a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or similar discipline. Experience in surface science, x-ray scattering, UHV technology and knowledge of C program- ming desirable. Research involves a vari- ety of surface and interfacial systems, in- cluding semiconducting organic films, cata- lysts, metal oxides, superconductors and more using x-ray scattering techniques. Under the direction of D. Gibbs, Physics Department. MK8901. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - Requires a Ph.D. in high-en- ergy physics. Will work in the High Energy Theory Group, which has active programs in electroweak physics, collider physics, perturbative QCD, spin physics, and lattice QCD. Under the direction of S. Dawson, Physics Department. NS7917. PROGRAMMER/ANALYST POSI- TION - Requires a minimum of an MS in meteorology with experience in meteorologi- cal radar, and at least a BS in computer sci- ence (MS preferred). Experience with Published weekly by the Media & Communi- LIZ SEUBERT, editor On the World Wide Web, the Bulletin is Bldg. 134, P.O. Box 5000 Bulletin the cations Office for the employees, facility- JOHN GALVIN, reporter located at www.pubaf.bnl.gov/bulletin.html. Upton NY 11973-5000 users, and retirees of Brookhaven National ROGER STOUTENBURGH, photographer A Weekly Calendar listing scientific and tech- phone (631)344-2345, fax (631) 344-3368 Laboratory. nical seminars and lectures is found at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pubaf.bnl.gov/calendar.html.