Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

As a National Laboratory, LLNL is committed to enhancing and protecting the national security of the United States.

The Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate supports the Laboratory's scientific, technological, and programmatic missions utilizing the principles of physics, chemistry, life sciences, materials science, as well as earth, space, and atmospheric sciences. The PLS Directorate partners with mission-centered programs to employ the latest scientific models, capabilities, and technologies to better understand the ever-evolving landscapes affecting our national security.