Saul Perlmutter, George Smoot, Michael Witherell at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have earned the world’s most prestigious scientific honor 16 times. Lab scientists who win a Nobel Prize have a street named after them.

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  • Chemistry
  • 2022
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  • Physics
  • 2022
Jennifer Doudna, a light-haired person wearing a black jacket, smiles in front of a bookcase.
  • Chemistry
  • 2020
Aerial view of UC Berkeley's campus.

The Lab’s partnership with the University of California and its 10 campuses is the most productive integration of a national laboratory with a major research university. In particular, our close ties with UC Berkeley through our faculty appointments and joint research initiatives enrich our programs and bring world-class students to the Lab.

Scientist conducting experiments in a bunny clean room suit. Ricardo Ruiz, a person wearing a purple sweater over a white striped collared shirt.

A new multi-institutional center led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could accelerate the next revolution in microchips, the tiny silicon components used in everything from smartphones to smart speakers, life-saving medical devices, and electric cars.

Abby Dernburg, left, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh From left: Polly Arnold, Uroš Seljak, and Irfan Siddiqi. Berkeley Lab AAAS fellows, from left: Michael Levi, Jian-Hua Mao, Trent Northen, Alan Poon, Sayeef Salahuddin