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Lab Connections to 2018 Nobel Prize Winners

The scientific background report accompanying the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics — won by Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland — discussed R&D led by Wim Leemans at the Lab’s BELLA Center on laser-driven plasma accelerators. Also, Frances Arnold of Caltech, one of the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry, has connections to the Molecular Foundry, Advanced Light Source, JBEI, and the Biosciences Area. More>


  1. Very good to read this– thanks! This is one of the things that makes me proud to work here at Berkeley Lab.
    (I’m still awaiting announcement of the Nobel Prize for Admin. Svcs. … alas, maybe next year…)