Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory *Government

United States

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Foundation: 1952

Mission: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology to: Enhance the nation’s defense. Reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. And respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.

Vision: Lead the nation in stockpile science, innovation and sustainment. Be the foremost national security laboratory, anticipating, innovating and delivering solutions for the nation’s most challenging security problems. Be the premier destination for our nation’s very best scientists and engineers.


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 312th124th266th116th
Arts and Humanities 404th177th368th160th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 328th163rd273rd158th
Chemistry 427th220th356th208th
Computer Science 441st172nd345th156th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 302nd105th236th96th
Energy 313th91st211th84th
Engineering 356th139th263rd131st
Environmental Science 160th41st95th40th
Mathematics 384th136th290th128th
Medicine 515th271st466th254th
Physics and Astronomy 279th123rd217th118th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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