Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ( Berkeley Lab )

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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with “excellence.” Thirteen Nobel prizes are associated with Berkeley Lab. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world.

Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory’s overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars.

Berkeley Lab press release, blog etc

08/15/2018 - 16:25 Light-Emitting Nanoparticles Could Provide a Safer Way to Image Living Cells
08/13/2018 - 17:34 Algorithm Provides Early Warning System for Tracking Groundwater Contamination
08/08/2018 - 18:57 Scientists Squeeze Nanocrystals in a Liquid Droplet Into a Solid-Like State and Back Again
08/02/2018 - 17:37 Smart Ideas Wanted for Grid Modernization
08/01/2018 - 19:28 New Competition for MOFs: Scientists Make Stronger COFs
07/31/2018 - 01:57 Pair of Research Products to Improve Power System Reliability and Resilience
07/27/2018 - 13:00 2018 Berkeley Lab Physics Photowalk Winners Announced
07/25/2018 - 12:05 Berkeley Lab-Developed Digital Library is a Game-Changer for Environmental Research
07/25/2018 - 11:58 Facebook Live Event Will Feature Science at the Advanced Light Source
07/24/2018 - 09:29 Remembering Berkeley Labs First Electrical Engineer: William R. Bill Baker
07/19/2018 - 18:40 Ramamoorthy Ramesh To Lead Beyond Moores Law Initiative
07/19/2018 - 18:09 Ravi Prasher Named Berkeley Labs Associate Director for Energy Technologies
07/18/2018 - 18:44 Splitting Water: Nanoscale Imaging Yields Key Insights
07/17/2018 - 20:14 A Supercool Component for a Next-Generation Dark Matter Experiment
07/12/2018 - 17:54 Q&A: Berkeley Labs Spencer Klein Talks About IceCube Then and Now, and Whats Next
07/12/2018 - 15:43 IceCube Neutrinos Point to Long-Sought Cosmic Ray Accelerator
07/06/2018 - 17:13 Berkeley Lab Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials
07/06/2018 - 17:01 Scientists Dig Deep to Track Down Californias Ever-Changing Groundwater Supply