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Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive Prestigious Five-Year Research Grant

Three Berkeley Lab scientists have been selected by DOE’s Office of Science to receive funding through the Early Career Research Program. In addition, three faculty scientists with joint appointments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley will receive ECRP funding through their UC Berkeley affiliations.

Physicists Announce First Results from Daya Bay’s Final Dataset

The Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment has produced the most precise measurement yet of theta13, a key parameter for understanding how neutrinos change their “flavor.” The result will help physicists explore some of the biggest mysteries surrounding matter and the nature of the universe.

Three Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive AAAS Fellowship

Three staff researchers and one affiliate have been elected into the 2021 class of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Creates Largest 3D Map of the Cosmos

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has capped off the first seven months of its survey run by smashing through all previous records for three-dimensional galaxy surveys, creating the largest and most detailed map of the universe ever.

How Can Next-Gen Computer Chips Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?

Berkeley Lab scientists Maurice Garcia-Sciveres and Ramamoorthy Ramesh discuss how future microchips could perform better – and require less energy – than silicon. Over the next three years, they will lead two of the 10 projects recently awarded nearly $54 million by the Department of Energy to increase energy efficiency in microelectronics design and production.

Cracking Open Strong Field Quantum Electrodynamics

Berkeley Lab’s researchers’ unique capabilities aided international effort to probe fundamental questions in physics

Unprecedented Plasma Lensing for High-Intensity Lasers

New research on plasma lensing at BELLA helps confirm laser plasma accelerators can be scaled up as BELLA Center pushes toward higher energies

Is Gravity a Quantum Force?

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have proposed an experiment that may settle the persistent question: Is gravity truly a quantum force?

Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers

The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed and tested an innovative optical system to precisely measure and control the position and pointing angle of high-power laser beams with unprecedented accuracy

Bevatron Site Recognized for Historical Contributions to Physics

The site of the former Bevatron, a particle accelerator at Berkeley Lab that operated from 1954 to 1993, has been designated a historic site by the American Physical Society for its exemplary contributions to physics.