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U.S. Department of Energy – U.S. Department of Energy Selects Brookhaven National Laboratory to Host Major New Nuclear Physics Facility

January 10, 2020

Today (1/9), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, as the site for a planned major new nuclear physics research facility.

The Electron Ion Collider (EIC), to be designed and constructed over ten years at an estimated cost between $1.6 and $2.6 billion, will smash electrons into protons and heavier atomic nuclei in an effort to penetrate the mysteries of the “strong force” that binds the atomic nucleus together.

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