Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ( Berkeley Lab )

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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.

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10/20/2017 - 03:53 Cool Roofs Have Water Saving Benefits Too
10/19/2017 - 09:43 Scientists Solve a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance
10/18/2017 - 07:57 Screening for Disease or Toxins in a Drop of Blood
10/17/2017 - 14:48 Beyond Biofuels: Berkeley Lab Facility a Catalyst for Broader Bio-based Economy
10/17/2017 - 11:16 The Puzzle to Plugging the Worst Natural Gas Release in History
10/16/2017 - 15:34 NIH Awards $6.5 Million to Berkeley Lab for Augmenting Structural Biology Research Experience
10/16/2017 - 09:15 Scientists Decode the Origin of Universes Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger
10/11/2017 - 12:00 Injecting Electrons Jolts 2-D Structure Into New Atomic Pattern
10/06/2017 - 10:05 Reimagining Hydrogen: A Small Molecule With Large-Scale Ideas
10/05/2017 - 12:36 International Team Reconstructs Nanoscale Virus Features from Correlations of Scattered X-rays
10/04/2017 - 17:28 Berkeley Lab Tech Brings Nobel-Winning Cryo-EM Into Sharper Focus
10/04/2017 - 10:22 Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale
10/03/2017 - 17:10 How Berkeley Lab Software Helped Lead to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
09/26/2017 - 10:54 Berkeley Lab Aims to Strengthen the Cybersecurity of the Grid
09/26/2017 - 09:51 A Quantum Computer to Tackle Fundamental Science Problems
09/25/2017 - 09:11 Nanoparticle Supersoap Creates Bijel With Potential as Sculptable Fluid
09/18/2017 - 12:52 Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene
09/18/2017 - 10:59 Copper Catalyst Yields High Efficiency CO2-to-Fuels Conversion