Heather Crawford, a person with glasses and long brown hair pulled back into a ponytail, wearing a dark blazer over a black top. Photographed outdoors, with trees in the background. ATLAS pixel detectors. Three scientists standing in a semi-circle around a table of metal instrumentation. Red starry sky. Scientist operating a control room. High-resolution gamma-ray detector system. Scientists testing microchips at a bench top. Purple capillary discharge waveguide. Abstract digital particles points. A view of a partially assembled focal plane petal with an array of robotic positioners that is each connected to a fiber. Members of the LZ team in the LZ water tank after the outer detector installation. Scientists inspect the CUORE cryogenic systems. Strings of the LEGEND experiment. Pink and purple glowing particles depicting an energy hadron collision. Inside ALICE detector empty skeleton. Nobel Prize Physics winner speaks in front of a crowded auditorium. Three scientists working on an experiment. Alan Poon, a person with short black hair wearing glasses and a gray collared jacket over a checkered collared shirt. Posing in front of a poster board.

“In 2022, we were the first laboratory measurement to limit the neutrino mass to below an electron-volt. This limit will continue to be the most stringent as we improve our analysis and accumulate more data to understand the physical world better in the foreseeable future.”

Jacklyn Gates, a person with short dark hair wearing a black blazer over a green top.

“Superheavy elements are fascinating because they are incredibly rare and unstable, often existing for only fractions of a second before decaying. Studying these elements helps us unravel the mysteries of the periodic table, pushing the boundaries of our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of the universe.”

Benjamin Nachman, a person with short blonde hair wearing glasses and a gray collared shirt.

"Even though this work might not lead to practical applications in the near term, understanding the building blocks of nature is why we’re here – to seek the ultimate truth. These are steps to understanding at the most basic level what everything is made of. That is what drives me."

Rare isotopes implanted into the center of a sensitive detector known as the FRIB Decay Station Initiator. Heather Crawford, a person with long brown hair wearing a white top with a floral print. Heather is photographed against a dark gray backdrop.

A new study led by Berkeley Lab has measured how long it takes for several kinds of exotic nuclei to decay. The paper, published in Physical Review Letters, marks the first experimental result from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by Michigan State University.

Berkeley Lab Project Scientist Jennifer Pore talks about how research in superheavy elements and isotopes can help us better understand the universe.

Looking into the HERA tunnel, the world's most powerful electron-proton collider. Diagram showing a high-energy electron scattering from a correlated nucleon in the mirror nuclei tritium (left) and helium-3 (right). Reactors of the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant. DESI telescope at sunset. A large glowing laser table. CPU desktop with the contacts facing up lying on the motherboard of the PC. the chip is highlighted with blue light. Technology background