Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

Science and Innovation at Los Alamos

Los Alamos delivers national security mission solutions using multidisciplinary science, technology and engineering.

Los Alamos science and engineering: Advancing our nation’s security

The Laboratory’s greatest strength is in our multidisciplinary capabilities. Los Alamos maintains broad science, technology, and engineering (ST&E) capabilities across multiple disciplines, leveraged to meet the Laboratory’s diverse national security missions.

Los Alamos 2030: A Vision for Science

A new Los Alamos report, "Los Alamos 2030: A Vision for Science," provides a vision for scientific research at Los Alamos as we look forward over the next one to two decades. The report communicates the diversity of the Laboratory's mission  and career opportunities in science for potential recruits to LANL and for early career staff for the near future. Click here to read the Los Alamos 2030 report.

New Science Highlights website features cutting-edge research

The new Science Highlights website features some of the current, cutting-edge scientific research at Los Alamos. The highlights also include recent awards and recognitions of Los Alamos scientists. They are published once a month and produced by the Laboratory's Science, Technology, and Engineering directorate.

Capability Pillars: Harnessing our capabilities

Our four strategic cross-Laboratory "Capability Pillars" allow us to draw on science, technology, and engineering capabilities across the Lab to accomplish our missions. Each Capability Pillar covers a principal theme with scientific goals fundamental to building and investing in our science, technology, and engineering expertise:

Learn more about the research we conduct in the Capability Pillars »

Science Programs: Focusing on basic and applied R&D

Our science programs are the focal point for basic and applied research and development (R&D) programs focusing on energy, medical, biotechnology, high-energy physics, and advanced scientific computing programs. Learn more about our Science Programs »

User and Science Facilities: Conducting world-class research

Our world-class facilities are a critical component for maintaining the vitality and leadership of our ST&E capabilities for national security. Learn more about our user facilities and science facilities »

Exascale Computing

Exascale Computing

Read about the role
Los Alamos is taking in the
Exascale Computing Project

Science Capabilities

Science Capabilities

Learn about the Lab's science capabilities organized under our four Science Pillars



Find out how Laboratory Directed Research & Development (LDRD) fosters scientific innovation