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Director Wu Visits LBNL
Src:QNLMCHINA    13:12:06 05/18/2017

On May 13, 2017, Lixin Wu, Director of QNLM and Academician from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was invited to visit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in United States, mainly for visiting major scientific research platforms and equipment, and for a communication and discussion on the cooperation of the related fields.

Michael Witherell, Director of LBNL and Academician from National Academy of Sciences warmly welcomed Wu, and then introduced LBNL’s overall mechanism, scientific research, big scientific equipment, project, etc. Wu said, QNLM, as China’s only national laboratory in the marine field, seizes big opportunity to carry out basic research and cutting-edge technology research in the marine field, aiming to become an internationally first-class comprehensive research center and an open collaborative innovation platform. They also had discussion on the cooperation of computational science, earth science, energy science, etc.


Director Michael Witherell of LBNL(left),

Director Lixin Wu of QNLM(right)

Director Wu also visited Advanced Light Source (ALS) at LBNL and National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). LBNL's ALS is the brightest source of ultraviolet and soft X-rays in the world and the first third-generation synchronous radiation source in its region. NERSC is the flagship scientific computing facility of Bureau of Science and Technology of U.S. Department of Energy.



Then, Susan Hubbard, Director of Earth Environmental Science Laboratory at LBNL invited Director Wu to discuss issues such as environmental science, earth science, especially on the research of natural gas hydrate, climate model, water resources, etc. Director Hubbard looked forward for the cooperation with QNLM. 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)is one of the most outstanding national laboratories in the United States, located on the campus of University of California, Berkeley, at north-east of the San Francisco Bay. Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, it is managed by the University of California (UC). LBNL was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron.

Thirteen Nobel Prizes are associated with LBNL, including 5 in Physics and 4 in Chemistry. LBNL employs approximately 3,800 scientists, engineers and support staff. What is worth mentioning is that the director in 2004-2008 was Diwen Zhu, former Minister of U.S. Department of Energy, who had won the Nobel Prize.