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 is part of the Physical Sciences Area, under Associate Laboratory Director Natalie Roe. The Physical Sciences Area also includes the Physics, Nuclear Science, and Engineering Divisions.
We collaborate widely with other Berkeley Lab organizations, and are especially involved with operation and improvement of the Advanced Light Source, a DOE user facility, and with the design and technology of the major upgrade now in progress, ALS-U.