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Prospects Brighten for Berkeley Synchrotron

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Science  10 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5459, pp. 1733
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5459.1733

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Two years ago, the future looked grim for the Advanced Light Source, a premier synchrotron at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. A 1997 report criticized the management of the facility and the quality of the science it produced, and the Department of Energy (DOE) responded by cutting its budget. But last week, a DOE advisory panel gave the synchrotron a glowing review, and DOE officials are now planning to boost its budget.