National Security and Cyber Security

National security depends on science and technology. The United States relies on Los Alamos National Laboratory for the best of both. No place on Earth pursues a broader array of world-class scientific endeavors.


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National security and weapons science at the Laboratory spans essentially all the physical, life, and engineering sciences. The research performed by Laboratory scientists and engineers provides the base from which new, innovative solutions are developed for the nation’s nuclear security problems.


Notable examples of Laboratory capabilities in national security and weapons science include:

  • nuclear physics
  • chemistry
  • engineering
  • computer and information science
  • earth and space sciences
  • materials science
  • engineering
  • chemistry
  • biosciences
  • energetic materials
  • and many others