OUR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Moving the Mission Forward
Science and Technology on a Mission
Our Core Competencies
Core competencies are areas of special capability or expertise in which Lawrence Livermore is a recognized national — and often world — leader. Together, these core competencies form the Laboratory’s S&T strengths that underpin its mission of advancing national security. Continuing investments in these areas sustain the multidisciplinary science for which LLNL is known worldwide.
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
Building multidisciplinary manufacturing processes while creating unique structures and materials.
Earth and Atmospheric Science
Tackling complex climate challenges and securing the nation’s energy supply and delivery systems.
HPC, Simulation and Data Science
Leveraging the world’s most powerful supercomputers to support our mission.
Nuclear, Chemical and Isotopic Science and Technology
Advancing nuclear physics to strengthen national security and fundamental science.
Bioscience and Bioengineering
Preventing and responding to urgent natural and man-made threats to global health.
High Energy Density Science
Studying the changing behavior of matter and radiation under extreme conditions.
Lasers and Optical Science and Technology
Developing advanced laser systems, optical technologies and novel materials.
Broadening the Impact of S&T
Learn how we collaborate with partners across academia, industry, government and the community while strengthening our S&T portfolio.
How our S&T gets done.
Our specialized facilities, centers and institutes bring scientific capabilities to the community. Pioneering photonics, complex atmospheric-release tracking, advanced manufacturing, high-performance computing and illuminating spectroscopy are only some of the tools available to collaborators working with LLNL on the next big breakthrough.