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LANL has been pursuing physics discoveries since 1943.

Innovations in experimental physical science

Our Vision: Leaders in experimental physics serving the national interest.

Our Mission: We design, execute, and analyze experiments that challenge, improve, and validate our understanding of fundamental physics underpinning LANL's national security mission.

Our Motto: Knowledge through experiment (Experiendo cognoscitur).

Focus Areas
  • Dynamic Plutonium Experiments
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Inertial Confinement Fusion and High Energy Density Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nuclear Weapons and Global Security Data Analysis
  • Proton Radiography

Latest News

HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory discovers origin of highest-energy cosmic rays in the galaxy (Mar. 11, 2021)

Physics experiment boosts evidence for sterile neutrinos (Mar. 9, 2021)

A look into the mysteries of proton structure and the dynamics of antiquarks and gluons (Feb. 24, 2021)

'Forever' postage stamp honors LANL scientist’s mother, 'Madame Wu' (Feb. 11, 2021)


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