APL Campus

The Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory

We solve complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation. APL—the nation’s largest university affiliated research center—provides U.S. government agencies with deep expertise in specialized fields to support national priorities and technology development programs. We also serve as independent trusted technical agents to the government, providing continuity for highly complex, multigenerational technology development systems.

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to make critical contributions to critical challenges. At APL, we feel it is our responsibility to try to solve these national challenges with the full measure of our dedication and expertise.

Our Core

Our Values

The Lab’s core values are unquestionable integrity, trusted service to the nation, world-class expertise, and game-changing impact—all in an environment that is collaborative, fulfilling (and even fun!).

Our Future

Our Goal

APL’s purpose and core values guide our future, and it is no less than to create defining innovations that ensure our nation’s preeminence in the 21st century.

Latest News

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No Boundaries: Hypersonic BOLT Experiments

A team in APL’s Force Projection Sector is tackling a challenge that is critical to hypersonics: accurately predicting the state of the boundary layer, or the thin layer of air near the surface of these incredibly fast-moving vehicles.

Midshipmen Gain Real-World Cyber Experience

Recently, three midshipmen interns got a unique opportunity to share their work with the Laboratory’s Navy Cyber Forum, a collection of senior subject matter experts from across APL who coordinate and collaborate on cyber issues.

APL, Navy Teaming Up to Improve Military Health Care

Health systems engineers at APL are working with the Navy to expand the role of Navy hospital corpsmen stateside and improve access to medical care for military members through a pilot program called Connected Corpsmen in the Community (CCC).