This article originally appeared in symmetry on June 25, 2013.
The US Department of Energy has nurtured hubs of innovation in the United States for more than eight decades.
Discoveries made at the national laboratories have saved lives, solved mysteries of nature, improved products, transformed industries and served as a training ground for students who go on to pursue careers in science and technology.
Use symmetry’s interactive map to learn more about what goes on at the national laboratories, including the 10 institutions under the purview of the DOE Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.
Or print the map in poster form (11″x17″ works best) to hang on your wall—or bring along on a cross-country national laboratory road trip.