Frequently our most basic research experiments stimulate solutions for some of the most intractable national security problems, such as:
- Nuclear weapons stewardship
- Homeland security
- Intelligence and information analysis
- Nuclear and alternative energy
Using our expertise in materials science, manufacturing, experimental physics, and accelerator ST&E, our scientists and engineers
- Lead in materials discovery for energy security.
- Emphasize materials synthesis, processing, properties, and performance through an integrated suite of deliverables from component manufacturing to fundamental materials science.
- Use manufacturing science to deliver materials and components in support of all LANL programs.
- Further our understanding of the physical world and generating new/improved technology in experimental physics.
- Lead in the Lab’s core capability of accelerator and electrodynamics.
- Enable safe and secure world-class research and accelerator operations.
- Enhance our contributions to mission performance by developing diverse research portfolios that advance national, economic, and energy security.
Our scientific success often stems from the capabilities of our world-class research and processing facilities, including our Los Alamos National Laboratory-based national user facilities.
The capabilities of our flagship facility, LANSCE, afford us a convenient and powerful opportunity to test our ideas. We often combine forces with colleagues in theoretical physics, high performance computing, and computational science to formulate experiments that can validate theories and computational models.