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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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Solar Mission Reveals New Details About Venus’ Unusual Magnetic Field

A new study, led by Johns Hopkins APL researchers using data from Solar Orbiter’s first flyby of Venus, found the planet’s unusual magnetic field can still accelerate particles to millions of miles per hour — a finding valuable to understanding magnetospheres around planets outside our solar system.

Johns Hopkins APL’s Anna Named AIHA Fellow

Dan Anna, assistant supervisor of APL’s Environmental Health and Safety Group, was recently named an American Industrial Hygiene Association fellow — a prestigious honor granted to less than 5% of the association’s membership.

The Subset Seekers

Data scientists from Johns Hopkins APL and clinicians used artificial intelligence to predict whether a COVID-19 patient is likely to become a severe or mild case. But the process has turned up its own surprises about the individuality of this disease and underscored the need to tailor a person’s medical treatment precisely.

Novel Technologies Bolster Cybersecurity at Water Treatment Plants

Johns Hopkins APL is designing cost-effective cyberdefense technologies that are strong enough to repel serious cyberattacks but affordable enough to be purchased and easily implemented by the nation’s diverse industrial control system operators, including at water treatment facilities.

Marine Robotics Pioneer Bellingham to Lead Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy

Jim Bellingham, a pioneer in the worldwide autonomous marine robotics field who has led research expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic, has been appointed executive director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy (IAA) in Baltimore, run jointly by Johns Hopkins APL and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. For more than 30 years, Bellingham has been a global leader in the development of small, high-performance autonomous underwater vehicles, resulting in a class of systems that are now widely used within the military, industry and science communities.

Pedro Rodriguez: Natural Intelligence

A search for precision led Pedro Rodriguez into his career as an electrical engineer, but because of his insights into new possibilities, he now helps lead Johns Hopkins APL’s AI and machine learning efforts. Today, he sees the potential power and precision of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools as keys to better protect a changing world.