View Berkeley Lab from above in this video, which uses drone footage taken at the Lab in 2020. (Credit: Thor Swift, Marilyn Sargent/Berkeley Lab)


View Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) from the sky in this aerial video, which features drone footage captured earlier this year by Thor Swift, lead photographer in Berkeley Lab’s Creative Services office of the Information Technology Division. The video was produced by Marilyn Sargent, multimedia producer in Berkeley Lab’s Strategic Communications department.

Several U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facilities, which are among the more than 100 buildings on Berkeley Lab’s main site, are featured in this “Berkeley Lab From Above” video. The video includes footage of the domed Advanced Light Source building, the Molecular Foundry, Shyh Wang Hall, FLEXLAB, and the Integrative Genomics Building.


Founded in 1931 on the belief that the biggest scientific challenges are best addressed by teams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its scientists have been recognized with 13 Nobel Prizes. Today, Berkeley Lab researchers develop sustainable energy and environmental solutions, create useful new materials, advance the frontiers of computing, and probe the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe. Scientists from around the world rely on the Lab’s facilities for their own discovery science. Berkeley Lab is a multiprogram national laboratory, managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

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