Seventy years of great science

As we celebrate ORNL's historical achievements, our challenge is to build on Alvin Weinberg's notion of a laboratory whose mission evolves and strengthens over time. To that end, we continue to build on ORNL's historic competencies in energy, life sciences, neutron sciences and advanced materials while adding new research missions in the areas of national security and high-performance computing. Equally important, our staff scientists in collaboration with over 4,000 visiting researchers annually make new scientific discoveries and develop new technologies. Using ORNL's unique facilities from the Spallation Neutron Source to Titan, the world's fastest supercomputer, these scientists keep our laboratory at the forefront of the world's leading scientific research centers. 

Historical Overviews



Historical Reports




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