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Science and Innovation

We solve some of the nation's most difficult national security problems by applying our world-class science, technology 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 (STE) capabilities across multiple disciplines, leveraged to meet the Laboratory’s diverse national security missions.

Our STE work is organized under six Capabilities 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.

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.

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.

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.

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