Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is operated by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy.

The laboratory was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence. It is the oldest of the national laboratories. "Lawrence invented the cyclotron, which led to a Golden Age of particle physics and revolutionary discoveries about the nature of the universe. Known as a mecca of particle physics, Berkeley Lab long ago broadened its focus. Of our nine Nobel Prizes, five are in physics and four in chemistry. Today, we are a multiprogram lab where research in advanced materials, life sciences, energy efficiency, detectors and accelerators serves America's needs in technology and the environment."<ref>[1]

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