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Institutional History

AbstractLaboratory DirectorsImportant DatesPlacesSubjectsCitations

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

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Dates

1971 – 1981

Authorized Form of Name

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Additional Forms of Names

Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

L.B.L.

LBL

University of California, Berkeley. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Institutional History

Abstract

Originally called the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, the name was changed in 1971 to Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. A high-energy physics laboratory, in 1995, the "Ernest O." portion of the name was officially dropped and it was designated a "national" laboratory.

Laboratory Directors

1971-73, Edwin McMillan.

1973-80, Andrew Sessler.

1980-89, David Shirley.

1989-95, Charles Shank.

Important Dates

1957 – 1995Frank Stephens was on staff.

1958 – 1995Richard Diamond was on staff.

1960 – 1995George Trilling was on staff.

1965 – 1967Yuan Tseh Lee was on staff.

1971Lawrence Radiation Laboratory's name was officially changed to Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory., Berkeley (Calif.).

1971 – 1973Edwin McMillan was on staff.

1971 – 1973J. David Bowman was on staff.

1971 – 1975John Clauser was on staff.

1971 – 1979Hermann Grunder was on staff.

1971 – 1994Arthur Rosenfeld was on staff.

1971 – 1995Andrew Sessler was on staff.

1971 – 1995Marvin Cohen was on staff.

1971 – 1995Arthur Poskanzer was on staff.

1971 – 1995John Clarke was on staff.

1972 – 1995Piermaria Oddone was on staff.

1973 – 1995David Nygren was on staff.

1974 – 1994Yuan Tseh Lee was on staff.

1975 – 1982Shoji Nagamiya was on staff.

1975 – 1989David Shirley was on staff.

1978 – 1981David Ceperley was on staff.

1980 – 1981Philip Bucksbaum was on staff.

1982 – 1995Claude Lyneis was on staff.

1983 – 1985Hermann Grunder was on staff.

1983 – 1987Persis Drell was on staff.

1983 – 1988Saul Perlmutter was on staff.

1988 – 1991Isadore Perlman was on staff.

1989 – 1990Lisa Randall was on staff.

1989 – 1995Charles Shank was on staff.

1994 – 1995Saul Perlmutter was on staff.

1994 – 1995Neville Smith was on staff.

1995Lawrence Berkeley was designated a national laboratory and became the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bergen (Norway).

Places

Headquarters

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Cyclotrons.

Physical laboratories.

Citations

Historical information from J. L. Heilbron and Robert W. Seidel, Lawrence and His Laboratory: A History of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989).

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Associate Director.

Bialek, William S.

Faculty Scientist, Materials and Chemical Sciences Division.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Member, Science Policy Committee, Advanced Light Source.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Research Fellow in Nuclear Chemistry.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Research Fellow.

Ceperley, David

Staff Scientist, National Resource for Computation in Chemistry.

Chemla, D. S.

Director, Materials Sciences Division and Director, Advanced Light Source.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Senior Faculty Scientist, Materials Sciences Division.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Senior Scientist.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Faculty Physicist.

Diamond, R. M.

Member, Senior Staff and Senior Scientist Emeritus.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Chair, Advisory Board, Particle Data Group.

Drell, Persis S.

Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Faculty Senior Physicist.

Frieman, E. A.

Consultant.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Faculty Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Theory Division.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Group Leader.

Grunder, Hermann

Staff Scientist, Accelerator Division, Bevatron Development Group; Senior Staff Scientist, Accelerator Division, Group Leader, Super HILAC-Bevatron & Bevalac Operation & Development; and Deputy Director, General Science.

Haxton, Wick C.

Senior Faculty Scientist.

Jacak, Barbara

Senior Faculty Scientist.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Faculty Senior Scientist; Group Leader, Theoretical Physics; Associate Director and Head, Physics Division.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Faculty Senior Scientist.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Postdoctoral Fellow and Principal Investigator, Chemical Sciences Division.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Senior Faculty Scientist.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Staff Scientist, Director of Operations and Development, 88-inch Cylotron and Senior Physicist and Program Head, 88-inch Cyclotron.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Director.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Staff Scientist and Member, Visiting Committee.

Nygren, David R.

Division Fellow and Senior Physicist.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Physicist, Physics Division; Staff Scientist, Physics Division; Senior Staff Scientist, Physics Division; Spokesman, Positron-Electron Project Collaboration; Director, Physics Division; and Deputy Director.

Onuchic, José

Member and Chair, Review Committee, Theoretical Division and Chair, Review Committee, Physical Biosciences Division.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Visiting Scientist.

Perlman, Isadore

Member of Staff; Researcher; and Associate Director and Head, Nuclear Chemistry Division.

Perlmutter, Saul

Research Assistant in Astrophysics; Postdoctoral Researcher; and Staff Scientist and Group Leader.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Staff Senior Scientist.

Randall, Lisa

Postdoctoral Fellow.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Director, Particle Data Group; Leader, Particle Physics Research Group A; Leader, Energy-Efficient Buildings Research Program; and Director, Center for Building Science.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Consultant.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Director, Nuclear Chemistry Division.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Theoretical Physicist and Director.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Director.

Shankland, Robert S., 1908-

Physicist.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Associate Laboratory Director and Head, Materials and Molecular Research Division and Director.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Scientific Director, Advanced Light Source.

Smoot, George

Research Physicist.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Scientist to Senior Scientist and Distinguished Scientist.

Stöhr, Joachim

Scientist; Member, Program Advisory Committee; and Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Science Director, National Center for Electron Microscopy.

Trilling, George H.

Staff Member and Director, Physics Division.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Staff Member.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Member, High Energy Visiting Committee.

Woosley, Stanford E.

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Nuclear Science Division.

Associates & Members

Bragg, R. H. (Robert H.)

Brewer, Leo, 1919-2005

Cahn, Robert N.

Calvin, Melvin, 1911-1997

Chinowsky, William

Cooksey, Donald

Dettner, Anne deGruchy Low-Beer, 1905-

Hamilton, Joseph G. (Joseph Gilbert), 1907-

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Lofgren, Edward J., 1908-

Mortimer, Robert K.

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Sloan, David Harold, 1905-

Tobias, Cornelius A.

Weart, Spencer R., 1942-

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Renamed in 1971.

Collaborators

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Sister program.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Multiple joint projects.

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Primary patron of the Laboratory.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Lab was founded as part of the university and now managed and operated by the university while doing research for the United States Department of Energy.

Associates

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics

Participated in the documentation of postwar science project and the study of multi-institutional collaborations.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

United States. Department of Energy

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

E632 collaboration meeting records, 1980-1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory historical photographs, 1944-1975.

Pacific Sierra Region

National Archives and Records Administration

1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory physics and engineering notes.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Gerson Goldhaber and Willie Chinowski laboratory notebooks.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Information and Computing Sciences Division records of Joseph G. Hamilton and the Biomedical Research Group [microform], 1943-1975.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Life Sciences Division technical records of Robert K. Mortimer, 1950-1999.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Office of the Director logbooks of Donald Cooksey, 1945-1980.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Office of the Director records of Edwin M. McMillan [microfilm], 1907-1991.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Office of the Director records of Edwin M. McMillan, 1907-1991.

Pacific Sierra Region

National Archives and Records Administration

1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

LBL Office of the Director records of Edwin M. McMillan, 1940-1973.

Pacific Sierra Region

National Archives and Records Administration

1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

LBL Physics Division Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) records of George Smoot, 1975-1995.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Physics Division Group A (Louis Alvarez Group) logbooks, 1961-1989.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Physics Division oversize scientific files of George Smoot, 1989.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Physics Division scientific papers of George Smoot, 1975-2007.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Physics Division technical documents of George Smoot, 1980-1995.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL time projection chamber detector records.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Luis Alvarez records, 1956-1988.

Pacific Sierra Region

National Archives and Records Administration

1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Melvin Calvin records, 1950s-1985.

Pacific Sierra Region

National Archives and Records Administration

1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Spencer Weart research material for his book, Nuclear Fear: A History of Images, 1957-1987.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

AIP Center for History of Physics Documentation of Postwar Science Project records, circa 1979-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Atomic Energy Commission additions to records, 1945-1987.

Pacific Sierra Region

National Archives and Records Administration

1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Fermilab History and Archives Project collection on Fermilab prehistory, 1948-1992 (bulk 1953-1979).

History and Archives Project Office, MS-109

Fermilab

PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 90510, USA

Gerson Goldhaber papers, 1949-1991.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Glenn T. Seaborg papers, 1866-1999 (bulk 1940-1998).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

http://history.aip.org/ead/20030131.html

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

LBL Accelerator and Fusion Research Division Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerator Research Group files of Edward J. Lofgren, 1964-1983.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Nuclear Science Division 60-Inch Cyclotron Mechanical Design Group technical records, 1944-1988.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Nuclear Science Division scientist files of Glenn Seaborg, 1961-1975.

Pacific Sierra Region

National Archives and Records Administration

1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

LBL Office of the Director records of David A. Shirley, 1980-1987.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Office of the Director research and development administrative files of Andrew Sessler, 1973-1980.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Physics Division research and development files, 1953-1982 (bulk 1970-1978).

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Leo Brewer papers, 1921-2004 (bulk 1939-2004).

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Office of Superconducting Super Collider records, 1970-1983.

Milton G. White History of Accelerators Room (WH-3SE) and Archives (WH-16NE)

Fermilab

PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 90510, USA

Oral history interview with Andrew M. Sessler, 1975.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Anne deGruchy Low-Beer Dettner, 1994 and 1995.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with David H. Sloan.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Edwin M. McMillan, 1972 June 1, 2, and October 30, 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Gerson Goldhaber, 2005 June 22, 23, 24, 2006 February 27, 28 and March 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Melvin Calvin, 1974, 1978. Chemistry and chemical biodynamics at Berkeley, 1937-1980.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Cahn, 2007 August.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert H. Bragg, 2002 June-August.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interviews with Cornelius A. Tobias, 1979-2000.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: SLAC-PEP-004-009: The Time Projection Chamber and 2-Gamma Detector at PEP, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: SLAC-PEP-006: The MAC Detector at PEP.Oral history interviews, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert Hellwarth correspondence and reports regarding the early history of the laser research program at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, 1962-1972.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

SLAC Director's Office records of Burton Richter, 1974-[ongoing].

National Accelerator Laboratory. Archives and History Office

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 88, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

SLAC Experimental Program Advisory Committee records, 1967-[ongoing].

National Accelerator Laboratory. Archives and History Office

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 88, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

SLAC Research Division Group C leader's files, 1962-1979.

National Accelerator Laboratory. Archives and History Office

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 88, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

The Atom and Eve, circa 1995.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Transitions in Physics and Related Fields from the Late 19th Century to Today [sound recording], 2017 January 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission records (Record Group 326), 1923-1975.

Office of the National Archives

National Archives and Records Administration

8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

Working with Luis Alvarez (1911-1988) [sound recording], 2011 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

[Proceedings of the] 1974 PEP summer study / LBL/SLAC / [Editors, J. Kadyk ... et al.]

A guide to experimental particle physics literature, 1991-1996 / V.V. Ezhela ... [et al.].

Subject

Lawrence and his laboratory : a history of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory / J. L. Heilbron and Robert W. Seidel.