Brookhaven National Lab will soon become the center of the scientific world when it begins construction the world’s first Electron-Ion Collider (EIC).
The $2 billion project, which in 2015 was declared one of the top priorities for the future of nuclear physics in the U.S. by the Department of Energy Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, will create 4,000 construction jobs.
Lab administrators and elected officials spoke about the project on Friday during a press conference at the lab in Upton.
“This EIC puts Long Island at the center of science, not just in New York and not just in America, but in the world,” Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said.
The EIC will be the world’s most powerful instrument for understanding the atom and will help scientists unlock the secrets of the strongest