AUI History

1946
April 30

1946 – AUI is Chartered

1946 – AUI is Chartered
to acquire, plan, construct and operate laboratories and other facilities that would unite the resources..Read More
1956
April 30

1956 – NRAO & Green Bank Observatory Are Developed

1956 – NRAO & Green Bank Observatory Are Developed
AUI begins managing the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) for the National Science Foundation (NSF),..Read More
April 30

1956 – DNA Imagining

1956 – DNA Imagining
Brookhaven researchers discover a new way to study DNA and produce a photographic image of..Read More
1957
May 6

1957 – Noble Prize for Parity Violation

1957 – Noble Prize for Parity Violation
T. D. Lee of Columbia University and Brookhaven scientist C. N. Yang, then of Brookhaven..Read More
1958
May 6

1958 – The First Video Game

1958 – The First Video Game
What is arguably the world’s first video game, Tennis for Two, is unveiled by William..Read More
1959
May 6

1949 – 1950

1949 – 1950
Brookhaven National Laboratory Opens. Featured from left: The BNL Electronic Shop, Erection of the Van..Read More
May 6

1959 – First Medical Research Reactor

1959 – First Medical Research Reactor
Regular operations begin at the Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor. BNL’s nuclear medicine program beginning in..Read More
1961
May 6

1961 – Early PET Scanners Developed

1961 – Early PET Scanners Developed
Chemists at Brookhaven Lab studying how to detect small brain tumors through nuclear medicine collaborate..Read More
1963
May 6

1963 – First Digital Autocorrelator is Built

1963 – First Digital Autocorrelator is Built
And used on a 85 foot Tatel telescope.
1967
May 6

1967 – Parkinson’s Treatment

1967 – Parkinson’s Treatment
George Cotzias and his group at Brookhaven Lab’s Medical Center begin their research on using..Read More