2022, like 2021, has been a tough year. As we approach the end of the year, I want to acknowledge the challenges we all continue to face, both individually and collectively as a Lab.
I also believe it is important to remember and celebrate your accomplishments. The strength of our science continues to be recognized by the Department of Energy (DOE) and other stakeholders. For example, a Lab-led team was honored with the Gordon Bell Prize for their work in advancing the design of particle accelerators. We celebrated major project milestones, such as ALS-U receiving CD-3 approval, the unveiling of ESNet 6, and the 25th anniversary of the Joint Genome Institute. The DOE Secretary recently congratulated the Appliance Standards Team on achieving the 100-action mark, and for making significant progress on the appliance standards rulemakings goals set forth by the Administration in 2022. Additional examples of stellar science are listed in the “Big Science Stories of 2022” article below.
These successes have been possible because of our unwavering commitment to science and to our mission. This strength of purpose guides us and unites us. And it will continue to do so, as the nation and the world needs our science more than ever.
I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your commitment to our mission, and to wish you all a happy, healthy, and peaceful winter break. I hope that you are able to take some time to nourish yourselves and your relationships.
See you in the new year!
Deputy Laboratory Director for Research
Chief Research Officer
Berkeley Lab’s Big Science Stories of 2022
In 2022, the Lab delivered solutions for clean energy and a healthy planet, and made discoveries in fundamental science that expand what’s possible. Read some of Berkeley Lab’s more popular science articles of 2022, which represent just a few of the Lab’s many achievements this year.