Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Office of Science

Enabling remarkable discoveries and tools that transform our understanding of energy and matter and advance national, economic, and energy security.
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Latest news

Basic Energy Sciences: Improved Catalyst Branches Out and Out-Performs (DOE Office of Science, 2/2020)

Basic Energy Sciences: No Strain, No Gain! Breakthrough in 2D Material that Produces Single Photons (DOE Office of Science, 2/2020)

Biological and Environmental Research: Unraveling the mysteries of the tiniest living things (Albuquerque Journal, 11/24/2019)

Basic Energy Sciences: Machine fault (EOS, 11/25/2019)

Biological and Environmental Research: Drought impact study shows new issues for plants and carbon dioxide (Los Alamos National Laboratory, November 2019 News Release)

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New program director

Dr. Michael F. Hundley is the new Program Director for the Office of Science Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Mike received his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. He joined LANL’s Condensed Matter & Thermal Physics group in 1988 as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow and became a staff researcher in 1991. His research interests are focused on correlated electron physics, magnetism, heavy-fermion, and low-dimensional materials and his experimental expertise involves low-temperature investigations of thermodynamic and electronic transport properties. He became the leader of LANL’s experimental condensed matter group in 2006 and also led the LANL NHMFL Pulsed-Field facility group beginning in 2009. He took on program manager duties for the LANL BES Materials Science & Engineering portfolio at the beginning of 2019 and recently became Program Director for all LANL DOE-SC programs. He is the co-author of more than 220 peer-reviewed publications that have been cited in excess of 9,000 times (h-index: 49). 

Science programs: performing scientific research in service of the nation

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Exascale: The next frontier in computing

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Through the DOE Office of Science, Los Alamos conducts long-term, national-security-inspired, fundamental science.

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.

Our science programs support DOE with a diverse research portfolio

  • Advance science needed for revolutionary energy breakthroughs
  • Seeks to unravel nature’s deepest mysteries
  • Provides researchers opportunity to use most advanced, large-scale tools of modern science

Bolstering an inventive, innovative workforce

These programs further help Los Alamos National Laboratory attract, retain, and develop an inventive and innovative workforce connected closely with the best researchers and facilities in the world.

Most rigorous standards

To validate the quality, relevance, and performance of our work, the Office of Science sets the most rigorous standards of competition, peer review, and project management.

Los Alamos National Laboratory research spans all six Office of Science Programs