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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Science Programs

A focal point for basic and applied R&D programs with a primary focus on energy and also encompassing medical, biotechnology, high-energy physics, and advanced scientific computing programs

Our science programs and partnerships leverage our research for the nation’s benefit

In today’s dynamic national security and technical environment, our science programs and strategic partnerships and collaborations allow the Laboratory to cost-effectively leverage our research to accomplish programmatic goals.

Our science programs help Los Alamos attract, retain, and develop an inventive and innovative workforce. Partnering with academic institutions, industry, and other laboratories, we leverage our science and technology for the nation’s benefit.

Applied Energy Programs

Applied EnergyWith energy use increasing across the nation and the world, LANL is using its world-class scientific capabilities to enhance national energy security by developing energy sources with limited environmental impact and by improving the efficiency and reliability of the energy infrastructure.

Civilian Nuclear Program

Civillian Nuclear ProgramThe Civilian Nuclear Programs Office is the focal point for nuclear energy research and development and next-generation repository science at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Civilian Nuclear Programs Office manages projects funded by the Department of Energy's offices of Nuclear Energy, Environmental Management, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD)

LDRDThe LDRD program is a prestigious source of research and development (R&D) funding awarded through a rigorous and highly competitive peer-review process. As the sole source of discretionary R&D funding at the Laboratory, LDRD resources are carefully invested in high-risk, potentially high-payoff activities that build technical capabilities and explore ways to meet future mission needs.

National Security Education Center (NSEC)

NSECNSEC focuses on collaborations for education and strategic research and student opportunities. Its strategic centers, institutes, and education programs are chartered to foster high quality, multi-program and multi-division research efforts, specialized recruiting, and strategy development.

Office of Science Programs

Office of ScienceThrough the DOE Office of Science, Los Alamos conducts long-term, national-security-inspired, fundamental science programs. These often high-risk and high-payoff efforts enable remarkable discoveries and tools that transform our understanding of energy and matter and advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

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