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.
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).
A trio of physicists – including Uroš Seljak of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – has been awarded the 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize for their work studying the large-scale structure of the universe as well as the properties of its first instant of existence.
N. Louise Glass, a renowned fungal researcher in Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division and at UC Berkeley, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) alongside 119 other distinguished new members and 30 international members.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, today announced that 489 of its members, among them nine scientists at Berkeley Lab, have been named Fellows. This lifetime honor, which follows a nomination and review process, recognizes scientists, engineers, and innovators for their distinguished achievements in research and other disciplines toward the advancement or applications of science.
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, a professor at UC Berkeley and faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab, is co-winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her co-discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, a groundbreaking genetic engineering technology.
Innovations include a better lithium battery, secure quantum communications, and a tool for buildings to save energy.
Nobel laureate Ernest Lawrence – founder of Berkeley Lab, inventor of the cyclotron, and a native of Canton, South Dakota – will be honored with a memorial highway in his home state.
DOE has awarded $60 million to a new solar fuels initiative – called the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) – led by Caltech in close partnership with Berkeley Lab. LiSA will build on the foundational work of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
Paul Alivisatos, an internationally renowned chemist who holds joint appointments with Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, has been awarded the 2021 Priestley Medal, the highest honor of the American Chemical Society.