Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

Science and Innovation

We solve national security problems using science, technology and engineering.

Advancing our nation’s security

At Los Alamos, we combine science, technology and engineering (ST&E) to solve national security problems.

All of this ST&E work is organized under 6 Capabilities Pillars.

Future scientific research

The report, Los Alamos 2030: A Vision for Science, is about what future scientific research at Los Alamos might look like. If you are interested in a job at the Lab—or if you were just hired—this report is for you.

Current scientific research

Some of our current scientific research and accomplishments are featured monthly on our Science Highlights webpage. The highlights also include recent awards and recognitions of Los Alamos scientists. 

Science programs

Through science programs, we research and develop products, ideas and processes in the areas of energy, medicine and medical technology, biotechnology, high-energy physics and advanced scientific computing.

World-class science facilities

We do our multi-disciplinary science, technology and engineering in world-class science facilities. Our national user facilities are open to researchers from universities, industry, and other laboratories.

Exascale Computing

Exascale Computing

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

Capability Pillars

Science Capabilities

Learn about the Lab's science capabilities organized under our six Capability Pillars



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