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 story is told via images, like our use of sheep in the 1990s to trim hillside vegetation & help prevent wildfires.
James Harris’ contributions to new elements discovery, the first African American to do so, is one of many highlights in this feature.
A new focus on energy and environment & the growth of applied science are among the 1970s moments included in this overview.
The creation of supercomputer codes to study exploding stars is among the Berkeley Lab discoveries included on this list.