Our Teams

How our Teams Work

The Space Sciences Lab is home to about 400 people in scientific, technical, and administrative positions, including professors, research scientists, students, engineers, technicians, and programmers. Most of the staff work in the Silver Laboratory and Addition buildings, located in a wooded site near the crest of the Berkeley hills overlooking the Berkeley campus, with a spectacular view of San Francisco bay. The rest are located in several campus departments and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Research at SSL is led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, and focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space, but also includes research with the potential of leading to future space experiments, and the theoretical research that is tied into the experimental and observational programs.


SSL organizational job tree