Lieselotte “Lotti” Obst-Huebl is a research scientist in the ATAP Division’s BELLA Center. Her research is focused on the relativistic interaction between ultra-high intensity laser pulses and plasmas. In experiments at the BELLA Petawatt Laser she investigates, for example, how ion beams generated in these interactions can be used for fundamental studies in radiobiology and high energy density science.

Dan Wang, a research scientist in the ATAP Division’s Berkeley Accelerator Controls and Instrumentation (BACI) Program, applies machine learning to the precision control of complex laser and accelerator systems. She also leads the impedance modeling and reduction program in the ALS-U project.

Drawing on a background that includes magnetic heat pumps, Reed Teyber works on a variety of topics in ATAP Division’s Superconducting Magnet Program relevant to high energy physics, fusion energy, and charged-particle therapy.

A new research venture pairs cutting-edge particle accelerator science and radiation therapy. 

Biologists and physicists at Berkeley Lab have teamed up to create new opportunities for cancer treatment using laser-generated proton beams.

The ongoing project seeks to adapt the nascent technology of laser-driven ion accelerators — which are as cool as they sound — to make a more effective type of radiation therapy more readily available to patients.

Berkeley Lab Research Scientist Marlene Turner shares how plasma wakefield acceleration can help us in our everyday lives.