Welcome to the Laboratory for Nuclear Science! LNS was established in 1946 to provide support for basic research by faculty and research staff members in the fields of nuclear and high energy physics. These activities include those at the MIT-Bates Research and Engineering Center (Middleton, MA) and the Center for Theoretical Physics (Building 6).
A short introduction to LNS is provided here. Please use the LNS website for further details, necessary forms, important links to other information, etc. Your supervisor and/or mentor will also be a good source of information.
LNS is organized into research groups with central support services, as noted in the diagram.
While the MIT website has links to all sorts of helpful information, local expertise within LNS may be able to help you more effectively. The LNS Director and Associate Director (offices in LNS Headquarters, 26-505) serve as points of contact between LNS researchers, MIT administration, and the funding agencies; in particular, all research proposals are submitted through the LNS administration. Please contact the LNS Director or Associate Director if you have any administrative questions.
Central support services include:
In addition to Research Computing Services, LNS operates two service centers on a pay-as-you-go basis: the MIT Central Machine Shop and the and the HPRCF. Please see the LNS Associate Director for further information.
Originally a national nuclear physics user facility, Bates is now a multi-purpose laboratory with a talented technical staff. The US Department of Energy provides some base funding for engineering and technical support for the early stages of nuclear physics projects. Bates also hosts accelerators under development. For further information, please contact the Bates Director or Associate Director at 617-253-9200.
April 14, 2020