Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a science and technology laboratory located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States. ORNL is a multi-disciplinary research facility that is managed by UT-Battelle, a partnership between the University of Tennessee and the Battelle Memorial Institute, a non-profit science and technology research organization.
ORNL was originally established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project, a secret government program to develop nuclear weapons during World War II. Today, ORNL is one of the largest science and technology research institutions in the world, with a focus on a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines, including materials science, energy systems, biological science, and nuclear science.
The laboratory is home to a number of cutting-edge research facilities and capabilities, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. ORNL is also home to a number of major scientific initiatives, including the Oak Ridge Carbon Dioxide Removal and Conversion program and the Exascale Computing Project.
Overall, ORNL is a leading center for research and development in a range of scientific and engineering fields, and plays a critical role in advancing scientific knowledge and technological innovation in the United States and around the world.