Berkeley Lab

From the infinite scale of the universe to the infinitesimal scale of subatomic particles, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Berkeley Lab – are advancing the scope of human knowledge and seeking science solutions to some of the greatest problems facing humankind. Scientific excellence and an unparalleled record of achievement have been the hallmarks of this Laboratory since it was founded in 1931.

Thirteen Nobel Prizes are associated with Berkeley Lab. Eighty Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Fifteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation’s highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research, and one (Arthur Rosenfeld) has received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained tens of thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world.

Simon Fiorucci

Simon Fiorucci

Dr. Simon Fiorucci has worked in the field of Dark Matter direct detection since 2002. He is currently a physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Operations Manager for the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment at Sanford Lab. 

Fiorucci has received an engineering degree in applied physics from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, a Master's degree in condensed matter physics from Université Lyon-I and a Ph.D. in physics from Université Paris-XI Orsay.