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Institutional History

AbstractLaboratory directorsImportant DatesPlacesSubjectsCitations

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Dates

1995 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Additional Forms of Names

Berkeley Lab

Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

LBNL

United States. Department of Energy. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

University of California, Berkeley. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Institutional History

Abstract

In 1995, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory was officially designated a national laboratory and was renamed the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The laboratory is supported by the United States Department of Energy and is managed by the University of California and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Laboratory directors

1995-2004, Charles Shank.

2004-09, Steven Chu.

2009-16, Paul Alivisatos.

2016-present, Michael Witherell.

Important Dates

1995Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory is designated as a national laboratory and is renamed the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1995 – 2004Charles Shank was on staff.

1995 – 2005Piermaria Oddone was on staff.

1995 – 2006Neville Smith was on staff.

1995 – 2010John Clarke was on staff.

1995 – 2014Andrew Sessler was on staff.

1995 – presentFrank Stephens has been on staff.

1995 – presentRichard Diamond has been on staff.

1995 – presentGeorge Trilling has been on staff.

1995 – presentMarvin Cohen has been on staff.

1995 – presentArthur Poskanzer has been on staff.

1995 – presentClaude Lyneis has been on staff.

1995 – presentSaul Perlmutter has been on staff.

1995 – presentDavid Nygren has been on staff.

1997 – presentDavid Shirley has been on staff.

2002 – 2016A. Paul Alivisatos was on staff.

2004 – 2009Steven Chu was on staff.

2004 – presentRoger Falcone has been on staff.

2016 – presentMichael Witherell has been on staff.

Places

Headquarters

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Cyclotrons.

Physical laboratories.

Citations

Historical information from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory website and 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

Alivisatos, P.

Director, Materials Sciences Division; Associate Director for Physical Sciences; Director, Molecular Foundry; Deputy Director; and Director.

Chu, Steven

Director.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Senior Faculty Scientist, Materials Sciences Division.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Senior Scientist.

Diamond, R. M.

Senior Scientist Emeritus.

Falcone, Roger W.

Physicist; Director, Advanced Light Source Division; and Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Senior Physicist and Program Head, 88-inch Cyclotron; Senior Physicist and Nuclear Science Deputy Director; and Senior Physicist and Group Leader, ECR Accelerator Physics.

Nygren, David R.

Senior Physicist and Distinguished Scientist.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Deputy Director.

Perlmutter, Saul

Staff Scientist and Group Leader and Senior Scientist and Group Leader.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Distinguished Senior Scientist and Distinguished Senior Scientist Emeritus.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Distinguished Senior Scientist; Distinguished Guest Scientist; and Distinguished Scientist Emeritus and Director Emeritus.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Director.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Emeritus Director.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Scientific Director, Advanced Light Source.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Distinguished Scientist.

Trilling, George H.

Staff Member.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Director.

Associates & Members

Cahn, Robert N.

Linder, Eric V.

Mortimer, Robert K.

Nugent, Peter

Smoot, George

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

United States. Department of Energy

Supports the laboratory through its Office of Science.

University of California

Manager of the laboratory.

Associates

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics

Participated in the study of multi-institutional collaborations.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

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 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

Subject

Oral history interview with Andrew M. Sessler, 1975.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Eric Linder, 2007 August 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Peter Nugent, 2007 July 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, 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 interviews. Ground-based astronomy: Keck Observatory, 1996-1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. Materials science: Advanced Light Source Beamline Collaboration (ALS), 1996-1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. Medical Physics: Angiography Diagnostics, 1996-1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

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

Advanced accelerator concepts 13th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, Santa Cruz, California, 27 July-2 August 2008 / editors, Carl B. Schroeder, Wim Leemans, Eric Esarey ; sponsoring organizations, U.S. Department of Energy [and] Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.

Directory and survey of particle physicists : April 1997 / U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research, Division of High Energy Physics, in collaboration with National Science Foundation and Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society ; prepared by Particle Data Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.