Advanced Light Source Upgrade: The ALS-U (Advanced Light Source Upgrade) Project is an ongoing upgrade of Berkeley Lab’s synchrotron x-ray light source that will leverage new accelerator technologies to endow the user facility with revolutionary capabilities. The Project will utilize most of the existing ALS systems and infrastructure, and planned improvements will create a world-leading soft x-ray facility that will help us better understand and develop new materials and chemical systems.
ATLAS Detector Upgrade Phase 2: ATLAS is one of two general purpose magnetic spectrometers at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN and will be upgraded for high luminosity by 2025. The US effort is managed by BNL, and LBNL has responsibility for portions of three tracking subsystems on this project: strip detector, pixel detector, and global mechanics.
DESI: The DESI project, managed by LBNL, was completed in May 2020 and involved the design, fabrication, and commissioning of a new multi-object spectroscopic survey instrument installed at the 4-meter Mayall Telescope at KPNO in Arizona. The DESI survey will provide a three-dimensional spectroscopic map of 35 million galaxies over 14,000 sq.deg. of the sky going back in time 11 billion years. The survey will be 20 times larger than any previous spectroscopic surveys.
ESnet6: The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is the Office of Science’s high-performance network user facility, delivering highly-reliable data transport capabilities optimized for the requirements of large-scale science. ESnet provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that enable many thousands of the nation’s scientists to collaborate on some of the world’s most important scientific challenges including energy, biosciences, materials, and the origins of the universe.
The ESnet6 project will provide new networking resources on a dedicated optical fiber infrastructure to deliver a significant increase in networking capability and resiliency in support of the SC research community. ESnet6 will design and implement targeted security service automation, operational support automation, and provide a platform for innovation and development of new network services.
GRETA: The 4π γ-ray tracking array GRETA (Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array) will be a powerful instrument needed to accomplish a broad range of experiments that will play an essential role in addressing the intellectual challenges of low-energy nuclear science. GRETA marks a major advance in the development of γ-ray detector systems and can provide order-of-magnitude gains in sensitivity compared to existing arrays. It uses highly-segmented hyper-pure germanium crystals together with advanced signal processing techniques to determine the location and energy of individual γ-ray interactions, which are then combined to reconstruct the incident γ-ray in a process called tracking.
High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Accelerator Upgrade: The High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Accelerator Upgrade Project (HL-LHC AUP) at CERN promises to boost the the beam’s luminosity and rate of particle collisions allowing LHC users the opportunity to explore the Standard Model of Particles and Interactions in greater detail and search for new physics within the LHC’s energy reach. LBNL is working on this project with other DOE National laboratories and is responsible for fabricating and insulating Rutherford-style cables, procuring the magnet structures, and the assembly of the quadrupole magnets.
Linac Coherent Light Source II: Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS-II) at SLAC will be an upgrade to the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser and will include a superconducting accelerator and a number of cutting-edge components. LBNL is fabricating the injector source and HGVPU undulators for this project. The LCLS-II improvements will allow advanced research in chemistry, materials, biology, and energy.
LUX-ZEPLIN: LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) will attempt to detect collisions of dark matter particles (WIMPs) streaming through the detector with xenon. The experiment will be situated deep underground on the 4850-foot level at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota.
NERSC-9: NERSC supports the entire spectrum of DOE open science computational workload serving over 7,000 scientists, on about 800 projects utilizing over 700 discrete applications. NERSC’s mission is to accelerate scientific discovery through high performance computing and data analysis for DOE Office of Science sponsored research.
As NERSC’s next High Performance Computing (HPC) system, it will meet the needs of both extreme-scale computing and users from experimental facilities by accelerating workflow performance. NERSC-9 also will provide a platform for the development and demonstration of technologies on the path to exascale computing. Information on LBNL facilities upgrade work in support of NERSC-9 can be found here.