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.
ATAP 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.
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.