APL’s Response to COVID-19 Laboratory Operations and Visitor Guidance

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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.

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“Lucky” MESSENGER Data Upends Long-Held Idea About Venus’ Atmosphere

A new APL-led analysis of data fortuitously collected by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft reveals Venus’ atmosphere is not the equally stirred soup of gases that researchers had long believed, painting a new picture of the planet’s atmosphere that came only because of multiple strokes of luck.

Johns Hopkins APL to Host Virtual Event Exploring ‘Operationalizing’ Artificial Intelligence in Health

APL is hosting a virtual event to bring together federal government, Department of Defense, academia and industry health officials to explore the role of artificial intelligence in real-world health care settings. Experts will discuss scenarios, case studies and the challenges of operationalizing AI, including those associated with responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic.