ATAP is funded principally by the US Department of Energy. We support their mission by developing advanced particle accelerators and related technologies, and furthering applications of the beams of ions, electrons, and light that accelerators provide.
Within Berkeley Lab, ATAP works closely on technical matters with two other organizations that depend on advanced accelerators: the Physics and Nuclear Science Divisions. An important contributor to the success of all three is the Engineering Division, a central technology resource for LBNL. Together these divisions make up the Physical Sciences Area, under Associate Laboratory Director James Symons.
ATAP (known then as the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division) was also the birthplace of the Advanced Light Source. The ALS became an LBNL division in its own right, and we remain deeply involved with operations and upgrades of that national user facility.
Please consult the Laboratory’s organization-chart page for further context and the latest official structure.
Jobs.lbl.gov lists job postings from across the Laboratory (to see ATAP openings, choose Division/Department AF – Accelerator Tech. Applied Physics). To learn how we strive to make this a place of fairness, and opportunity for researchers from around the world, visit the LBNL Diversity website.