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Whether it’s been called the Radiation Laboratory (Rad Lab), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), or simply Berkeley Lab, this facility has been on the cutting edge of science and technology research for nearly 85 years.

Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the University of California’s Berkeley campus, Berkeley Lab is the oldest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory.

Managed by the University of California (UC) for the DOE, the Laboratory conducts unclassified research that fosters groundbreaking fundamental science that enables transformational solutions for energy and environment challenges, using interdisciplinary teams and by creating advanced new tools for scientific discovery.

The six Laboratory-wide strategic initiatives include microbes to biomes, extreme data science, brighter x-rays/sharper focus, energy innovation, diversity and inclusion and service technologies for science.

Find out more about how Berkeley Lab brings science solutions to the world in this short video (1:44).