Brookhaven National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy

Data Center Description
The Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multi-program national
laboratory operated by Brookhaven Science Associates for the
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Five Nobel Prizes have been
awarded for discoveries made at the Lab.


Brookhaven National Laboratory's role for the DOE is to produce
excellent science and advanced technology with the cooperation,
support, and appropriate involvement of our scientific and local
communities. The fundamental elements of the Laboratory's role
in support of the four DOE strategic missions are the following:

1. To conceive, design, construct, and operate complex, leading
edge, user-oriented facilities in response to the needs of the
DOE and the international community of users.

2. To carry out basic and applied research in long-term,
high-risk programs at the frontier of science.

3. To develop advanced technologies that address national needs
and to transfer them to other organizations and to the
commercial sector.

4. To disseminate technical knowledge, to educate new
generations of scientists and engineers, to maintain technical
capabilities in the nation's workforce, and to encourage
scientific awareness in the general public


[Summary provided by Brookhaven National Laboratory]