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 areas/categories

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 +546th142nd363rd132nd
Arts and Humanities 609th192nd521st171st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 287th130th215th126th
Chemistry 504th161st333rd151st
Computer Science 679th168th455th148th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +460th103rd281st93rd
Energy 339th62nd164th56th
Engineering +524th126th323rd117th
Environmental Science 110th21st43rd21st
Mathematics 591st126th380th115th
Medicine +860th260th623rd235th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 546th183rd372nd175th
Physics and Astronomy 588th178th405th168th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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