Advancing our nation’s security

    We solve some of the nation's most difficult national security problems by applying our world-class science, technology and engineering.

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

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      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.

    • Science Facilities: Conducting world-class research

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

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    • Sci Innov   Featured Ste Highlights

      STE Highlights: Current science, technology, and engineering

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

    Capability Pillars

    Our STE work is organized under six Capability Pillars. Each Capability Pillar allows the Laboratory to rapidly and effectively draw on the necessary scientific capabilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory, so we can address national security challenges as they arise and offer viable solutions.

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    Exascale Computing

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

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    Capability Pillars

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

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

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