Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is following the shelter-in-place order for California and has reduced onsite staffing levels.

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COVID-19 Research at the Lab.

Despite a temporary shutdown of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument in Arizona – which was in its final stages of testing in preparation to begin mapping millions of galaxies in 3D when the pandemic struck – a variety of project tasks are still moving forward.
A technology spun from carbon nanotube sensors discovered 20 years ago by Berkeley Lab scientists could one day help health care providers test patients for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Is COVID-19 seasonal like the flu – waning in warm summer months then resurging in the fall and winter? A new project has launched to apply machine-learning methods to health and environmental datasets, combining high-res climate models and seasonal forecasts, to tease out the answer.
An international scientific team has discovered a neutralizing antibody, derived from the blood of a SARS survivor, that inhibits the closely related COVID-19-causing coronavirus. In a paper published this week in Nature, the scientists note that the antibody is already on an accelerated development path toward clinical trials.
A new study revealed hundreds of new strong gravitational lensing candidates based on a deep dive into data collected for a DOE-supported telescope project in Arizona called the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument. The study benefited from the winning machine-learning algorithm in an international science competition.
A team of researchers co-led by Berkeley Lab has observed unusually long-lived wavelike electrons called “plasmons” in a new class of electronically conducting material. Plasmons are important for determining the optical and electronic properties of metals for the development of new sensors and communication devices.
As society prepares to reopen indoor spaces and ease back into some sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of researchers at Berkeley Lab is launching a study of the risk of airborne transmission of viruses within buildings and how to mitigate those risks.
As the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in Italy, researchers working on a nuclear physics experiment called CUORE at an underground laboratory in central Italy scrambled to keep the ultrasensitive experiment running and launch new tools and rules for remote operations.
Berkeley Lab’s Kristin Persson shares her thoughts on what inspired her to launch the Materials Project online database, the future of materials research and machine learning, and how she found her own way into a STEM career.
In the hunt for dark matter, experiments have searched for signs of particles knocking into atomic nuclei, which produces tiny flashes of light and other signals. A new study suggests new paths for catching the signals of dark matter particles that have their energy absorbed by these nuclei.