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.

Berkeley Lab press release, blog etc

05/18/2018 - 11:16 Diamond Spin-Off Tech Could Lead to Low-Cost Medical Imaging and Drug Discovery Tools
05/16/2018 - 12:08 Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction
05/14/2018 - 11:14 Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize
05/10/2018 - 09:12 Profiling Extreme Beams: Scientists Devise New Diagnostic for Cutting-Edge and Next-Gen Particle Accelerators
05/09/2018 - 10:26 Cyclotron Road Introduces Its Fourth Cohort Of Entrepreneurial Technology Fellows
05/03/2018 - 14:36 4 Berkeley Lab-affiliated Scientists Elected as National Academy of Sciences Members
05/02/2018 - 07:52 Software System Award Honors Project Jupyter Team
04/30/2018 - 15:15 Early Career Spotlight: Zach Marshall Searches for Supersymmetry
04/26/2018 - 10:02 Berkeley Labs Julian Borrill Elected Co-Spokesperson of Next-Gen Cosmic Microwave Background Experiment
04/24/2018 - 16:45 Researcher Creates Nancy Nano as a Cartoon Ambassador for Nanoscience Education
04/23/2018 - 09:08 Nanoparticle Breakthrough Could Capture Unseen Light for Solar Energy Conversion
04/20/2018 - 08:29 Study Recommends Strong Role for National Labs in Second Laser Revolution
04/19/2018 - 11:38 Largest Ever Database of U.S. Wind Turbines Released
04/18/2018 - 12:13 In Pursuit of Perfect Chemistry: A Vision for Unifying Catalysis
04/13/2018 - 16:38 Valleytronics Discovery Could Extend Limits of Moores Law
04/12/2018 - 15:22 Actual Fossil Fuel Emissions Checked with New Technique
04/12/2018 - 14:48 A CoreShell Nanotube Array for Artificial Photosynthesis
04/10/2018 - 12:53 Tiny Distortions in Universes Oldest Light Reveal Clearer Picture of Strands in Cosmic Web