The Glenn T. Seaborg Center (GTSC) is a national facility founded in the spring of 1999 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Dedicated to Glenn T. Seaborg. The GTSC was created in memory of his legacy in research, teaching, and service to the country.
We have a dual mission of scientific research and education:
Our scientific goal is to understand fundamental heavy element chemical interactions in complex systems at the molecular level and across multiple length scales. We seek knowledge on the important processes and materials related to fundamental f-element science, rare-earth elements, actinides, and inorganic isotopes in the environment, and to nuclear chemistry and materials.
Equally important is our mission to educate and train the current and next generation of scientists and thought leaders with proficiency in heavy element science.
Our dual mission supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s critical role as the provider of fundamental, transformative science and trained personnel to meet national needs in Energy, Environmental, Health and Security challenges, now and into the future.