LANL has a proud history and heritage of almost 70 years of science and innovation. The people at the Laboratory work on advanced technologies to provide the best scientific and engineering solutions to the nation's most crucial security challenges.
April 12, 2012
It took just 20 months. On July 16, 1945, the world's first atomic bomb was detonated 200 miles south of Los Alamos at Trinity Site on the Alamogordo bombing range.
Our History site chronicles the last 70 years of LANL achievements, from World War II to the Cold War Era to current science and innovation in supercomputing, energy, new materials, and other science-related research.