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New experimental capabilities

Developing new scientific capabilities for future discovery.

Extending our scientific leadership

Facility and capability upgrades that extend our leadership in critical programs.

Modernizing our site infrastructure

Revitalizing our conventional site infrastructure to enable our science mission today and tomorrow.

ALS-U interior rendering.

ALS-U is an ongoing upgrade of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Berkeley Lab that will endow the ALS with revolutionary X-ray capabilities.

Artistic rendering of the exterior of the BioEPIC facility after construction.

Scientists who will work in BioEPIC seek to revolutionize understanding of how microbes interact with soils and plants to influence the environment.

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CMB-S4 will provide measurements of the cosmic microwave background at unprecedented precision. Berkeley Lab leads the partnership of institutions that carry out the DOE responsibilities for CMB S-4.

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ESnet’s next-generation network, ESnet6, is designed to help the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research community navigate an expected “data deluge” by giving the community more bandwidth, greater flexibility, and faster data transfer capabilities.

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LAMP is the largest underground system modernization project in the history of the Lab. Upgrading the Lab’s utility infrastructure will help ensure critical work on cutting edge science and operations can continue safely and uninterrupted.

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The NERSC-10 project would deliver a next-generation supercomputer in the 2026 time frame for the DOE Office of Science research community to address an evolving landscape in scientific research: the convergence of simulations and modeling, advances in artificial intelligence, and an explosion of experimental and observational data.

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The envisioned BioGEM facility would integrate bioengineering research on microbes and plants from discovery to scale-up for biofuels and bioproducts. This facility would provide state-of-the-art space for training the bioeconomy workforce of the future.

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Superfacility is a conceptual model of seamless connection between experimental facilities and high performance computing resources–an integrated and automated system for gathering scientific data, transporting it anywhere in the blink of an eye, and analyzing it in real time. Staff at Berkeley Lab are working to standardize, automate, and scale up those processes at Berkeley Lab and, through collaboration, across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and beyond.

2024 Cyclotron Road fellows: (top row) Mert Akin, Rakki Chandran, Rushin Contractor; (second row) Gabriella Dweck, Nosa Edoimioya, Advait Holkar, Nikita Khlystov; (third row) Hitesh Manglani, Pauliina Meskanen, Carla Pinzon; (fourth row) Kelly Redmond, Nicholas Sarai, John Slack, Nate Weger. An artistic illustration of a mixture of Gaussian processes and a light or particle beam passing through. The image alludes to the inner workings of the algorithm inside gpCAM, a software tool developed by researchers at Berkeley Lab's CAMERA facility to facilitate autonomous scientific discovery. Credit: Marcus Noack, Berkeley Lab Brian Quiter (left) and Kushant Patel test the physical coupling of a radiation imaging system with a Boston Dynamics Spot Robot. Colorful, abstract nebulous image. A large glowing laser table. Scientist looks over plants in the EcoPOD.