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Images from Eight Decades: the 1990s

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In the 1990s, under the direction of Charles Shank, the Lab became the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, or Berkeley Lab, and its research truly spanned from the infinite to the infinitesimal.  The Gammasphere probed nuclear collisions and starred in a movie, the discovery of dark energy confirmed Einstein’s intuition, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) revealed neutrino mass, a low-tech device for purifying water became invention of the year, the COBE satellite and Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) brought us snapshots from the dawn of time, the Advanced Light Source began a new era in synchrotron studies, and NERSC, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, ushered in a new age for scientific computing.