Celebrate the Past
From the cyclotron to the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic engineering technology, and everything in between, Berkeley Lab’s team science approach has built a nine-decade legacy of harnessing discovery science to bring solutions to the world. Explore our rich history via these resources.
Do you have a fond memory of Berkeley Lab’s past? Go here to share your recollections.
Berkeley Lab’s history is told via images in this decade-by-decade album, documenting such events as John F. Kennedy’s 1961 visit.
Travel through ninety years of important milestones in Berkeley Lab’s history, such as Jennifer Doudna’s Nobel Prize win in 2020.
Learn how Berkeley Lab founder E.O. Lawrence built a “paradise for physics” in this detailed account of key people, events, and research.
This tabletop accelerator is one of many ground-breaking Berkeley Lab discoveries highlighted in this feature.