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Workshop Focuses on the Unique Science Enabled by ALS-U

Visiting scientists gave input during a workshop last week on the range of new X-ray science made possible by a planned upgrade of the Advanced Light Source.

Crisis Looms as Berkeley Lab’s Last Main Road is Named for Nobelist Perlmutter

During the Open House Lecture Series on October 13 one of the last remaining unnamed roads on the Berkeley Lab site was christened for the 2011 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Saul Perlmutter. There may be billions of stars in the sky but there aren’t many streets left to be named after Nobel Prize winners. When it comes to road names, the Lab’s future Nobelists could face a serious road shortage — one more reason we need a second campus.

Berkeley Lab Taps UC Merced’s John Elliott as Chief Sustainability Officer

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has named John D. Elliott as its first Chief Sustainability Officer, a new position that underscores the importance of energy efficiency and sustainable practices within the same institution where scientists have pioneered resource-sparing technologies for decades. In his new position, reporting to Deputy Laboratory Director Horst Simon, Elliott will

Berkeley Lab Launches Apprenticeship Program for Electrical Workers

Apprentice electricians will join Berkeley Lab’s Facilities Division thanks to a historic agreement with the Alameda County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, sponsored by Local 595 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Northern California chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.

Federal Stimulus Funds Get To Work at Berkeley Lab

The first portion of an allocated $115.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding has arrived at Berkeley Lab. With $70 million directed to nine construction projects, hiring is already underway and is expected to result in up to 700 jobs for local contractors and employees, as well as suppliers in California and around the nation.