Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The scientists in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate discover and create new knowledge to ensure the success of LLNL’s national security programs, anticipate their future needs, and provide innovative solutions to the hardest scientific problems facing the nation.

We combine unique Lab capabilities in measurement science, simulation, and information science to find solutions for national security problems and to advance the scientific foundations of the Laboratory.

Among the many science and technology areas that PLS actively pursues are these six core scientific research areas: