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Our science answers questions about the nature of the universe and delivers solutions for national security concerns.

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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



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