Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



The National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate benefits every day from the work of some of the world’s most creative and visionary scientists, engineers, and technicians, supported by a team of transport & handling workers, health and safety experts, computer programmers, accountants, and administrators, among others. Come back to this page often to learn more about the people who make the Directorate’s accomplishments possible. And watch this video to get a sense of the importance—and the excitement—of working with the world’s highest-energy laser system:


  • The People of
    NIF & PS

    Stories about the lives and work of members of the NIF & Photon Science Team

  • Women of NIF—2018

    Profiles of some of the women who help ensure the nation’s security and scientific leadership

  • NIF & PS Management

    Profiles of the men and women who support the Directorate’s key missions

  • Awards

    Individual and collective honors earned by members of the NIF & PS Team