University of California officials announced Tuesday they will keep running the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the federal government.
The win came following the first-ever competition for the job. The result was not unexpected, since U-C has run Lawrence Berkeley since it was founded in the 1930s.
The university also faces possible competition for the two nuclear weapons labs it manages, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Northern California and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
Unlike those two labs, Lawrence Berkeley is not a weapons facility and scientists there perform unclassified work.