UPDATE: After looking at the weather outlook for Wednesday, with a forecasted 6 to 12 inches of snow and blizzard-like conditions for the NY metropolitan area, we’ve decided to postpone the RHIC/LHC trip to Brookhaven Lab. If the snow predictions hold true, roads between here and the city could become pretty treacherous and the Lab likely will closed for all or part of the day. We apologize for the inconvenience. The good news is that we’re planning to reschedule the trip sometime within the next month, when the LHC will be even closer to producing its first high-energy collisions. We’ll let you know as soon as we have a new date.
Meet the Particle Colliders that Reveal the Inner Workings of the Universe
Science Writers in New York (SWINY) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) invite you to tour BNL’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the world’s largest atom smasher designed exclusively for nuclear physics research. Reporters will also be able to interact via a live feed with physicists across the Atlantic as they gear up for related explorations of the inner workings of the early universe at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Physicists from both facilities will explain how accelerators work and how the two machines complement one another, and elaborate on the different goals of RHIC and the LHC.