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A research team co-led by Berkeley Lab has demonstrated that the chemistry behind the formation of carbon compounds in the early universe could inform cleaner combustion engines.

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Cabling for Large Hadron Collider Upgrade Project Reaches Halfway Mark

June 8th, 2021

Berkeley Lab has passed the halfway mark in the multi-year process of fabricating crucial superconducting cables as part of a project to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. This upgrade, now in progress, will greatly increase the facility’s collision rate and its scientific productivity.

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Cyclotron Road Announces Newest Cohort of Entrepreneurial Fellows

June 7th, 2021

This month 11 scientists and engineers will join a prestigious two-year fellowship program at Cyclotron Road based at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. Fellows will embed for two years at Berkeley Lab as they develop new commercial solutions to the world’s most pressing scientific challenges.

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Are Heavy Metals Toxic? Scientists Find Surprising New Clues in Yeast

June 7th, 2021

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have compiled the most complete library yet of lanthanide heavy metals and their potential toxicity – by exposing baker’s yeast to lanthanides. Their findings could help researchers uncover hidden pathways between lanthanide metals and disease.

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Carol J. Burns Named Deputy Director for Research for Berkeley Lab

June 1st, 2021

Carol J. Burns has been named Deputy Director for Research for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, effective August 1. She will develop, implement, and steward Berkeley Lab’s research enterprise and serve as the Lab’s chief research liaison with key stakeholders, primarily the DOE Office of Science, the University of California, and the other national labs. 

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Five Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive Prestigious Five-Year Research Grant

May 27th, 2021

Five scientists at Berkeley Lab have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to receive funding through the Early Career Research Program (ECRP).

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Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille to Lead Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division

May 24th, 2021

Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, a cosmologist and research director at the Institute for Research on the Fundamental Laws of the Universe at the CEA Paris-Saclay research center, has been selected to serve as the next division director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Physics Division.