Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists are pursuing new experiments to probe for low-mass dark matter particles. The new approach, rather than relying on large experiments’ “nets” to try to snare one type of dark matter, is akin to casting many smaller nets with much finer mesh.

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument project is expected to provide the most precise measurement of the expansion of the universe and new insight into dark energy.

For the first time ever, scientists have imaged the process by which an individual immune system molecule is switched on in response to a signal from the environment. 

New simulations combine decades-old theories to provide insight about the driving mechanisms in plasma jets that allow them to steal energy from black holes’ powerful gravitational fields and propel it far from their gaping mouths.

To help solve a big data program for a new telescope that will conduct a major sky survey from the high desert of Chile, a scientific collaboration launched a competition to find the best way to train computers to identify the many types of objects it will image.

New pre-exascale system, slated to be delivered in 2020, will be named ‘Perlmutter’ in honor of Lab’s Nobel Prize-Winning astrophysicist.