Today, the hard X-ray system for LCLS-II achieved "first light," demonstrating its performance in readiness for the experimental campaigns ahead. Berkeley Lab oversaw the construction and delivery of the powerful magnetic components, called undulator segments, for the hard X-ray system. The post SLAC’s Upgraded X-Ray Laser Facility Produces First Light appeared first on News Center.
Even an underground experiment 4,600 feet below a mountain in Central Italy, and a telescope instrument more than a mile high atop an Arizona mountaintop could not escape the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In these videos, a Berkeley Lab scientist and two Berkeley Lab-affiliated researchers share their experiences of working in international collaborations during […]
Despite a temporary shutdown of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument in Arizona – which was in its final stages of testing in preparation to begin mapping millions of galaxies in 3D when the pandemic struck – a variety of project tasks are still moving forward. The post DESI Team Prepares for Telescope Instrument’s Restart after […]
In this Q&A, Sinéad Griffin, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division and Molecular Foundry, shares her thoughts on her search for light dark matter, the ultimate materials design challenge, and Berkeley Lab’s collaborative “team science” culture. The post Weighing In on ‘Light’ Dark Matter: Q&A With Sinéad Griffin appeared first on News […]
New U.S. Department of Energy funding totaling $18 million, including $1 million for user support, will be distributed among 10 partner institutions – including Berkeley Lab – and will continue and expand LaserNetUS operations for three years. The post LaserNetUS High-Power Laser Consortium, Including Berkeley Lab, Receives $18M From the U.S. DOE appeared first on […]
To see, in microscopic detail, what makes the diabolical ironclad beetle so uniquely sturdy, researchers used an X-ray imaging technique at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source synchrotron, and other techniques, to explore a protective covering known as the “elytra,” its abdomen, and other parts. The post X-Rays Reveal Architectural Clues to the Crush-Resistance of Diabolical […]
Crews working on the largest U.S. experiment designed to directly detect dark matter completed a major milestone last month, and are now turning their sights toward startup after experiencing some delays due to global pandemic precautions. The post A Major Milestone for an Underground Dark Matter Search Experiment appeared first on News Center.
Kevin Lesko, a spokesperson for the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) dark matter experiment and senior physicist at Berkeley Lab, shares his insights about the mysteries of dark matter, what we know about it, and what we hope to learn about it from LZ, in this Q&A interview at Sanford Lab. The post VIDEO: Dark Matter Day Q&A […]