Though the Department of Energy awarded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) $20 million in funding for its new laser accelerator, Secretary of Energy Steve Chu didn’t make the decision, says a lab spokesperson.
(See “Laser-Powered Accelerator Plan Gets Boost from Recovery Act,” July 16-22 issue, page one.)
Paul Preuss said Chu has recused himself from all LBNL funding decisions for one year because of his prior tenure as the lab’s director.
The July 16 story, “Hall of Health Museum Closes After 35 Years,” contained an incorrect figure. The Hall of Health’s lease is $7,000 per month, not per year.