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Newswise: Analyzing Matter’s Building Blocks
Released: 26-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Analyzing Matter’s Building Blocks
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Nobuo Sato is working to put the know in femto. He’s just been awarded a five-year, multimillion dollar research grant by the Department of Energy to develop a “FemtoAnalyzer” that will help nuclear physicists image the three-dimensional internal structure of protons and neutrons. Now, Sato is among 76 scientists nationwide who have been awarded a grant through the DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program to pursue their research.

Newswise: Particle Physicist Takes the Lead on Groundbreaking Electron Measurement
Released: 25-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Particle Physicist Takes the Lead on Groundbreaking Electron Measurement
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James “Jim” Fast has joined Jefferson Lab as the MOLLER Project Manager. MOLLER is the "Measurement of a Lepton-Lepton Electroweak Reaction" experiment that will measure the weak charge of the electron.

Newswise: CIO Amber Boehnlein Takes Computing up a Notch
Released: 18-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
CIO Amber Boehnlein Takes Computing up a Notch
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Computer scientists, software developers and system administrators are coming together under one roof in the newly established Computational Sciences and Technology Division at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Amber Boehnlein, Jefferson Lab’s chief information officer, has been promoted to associate director for computational sciences and technology, heading up the new division.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Graduate Student Researchers Receive DOE Awards
Released: 11-Jun-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Jefferson Lab Graduate Student Researchers Receive DOE Awards
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Three graduate students have gotten a financial boost from DOE to conduct research at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. The students have received supplemental research awards from the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.

Newswise: Physicists Study Mirror Nuclei for Precision Theory Test
Released: 8-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Physicists Study Mirror Nuclei for Precision Theory Test
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A precision measurement of helium and hydrogen mirror isotopes reveals new questions in understanding of nuclear structure. The research, carried out at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, was recently published as an editors’ suggested read in Physical Review Letters.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Temporarily Suspends Operations
Released: 23-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Jefferson Lab Temporarily Suspends Operations
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In an effort to minimize the risk to the Jefferson Lab workforce and in keeping with recommendations from national, state, and local authorities, the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is temporarily suspending operations.

24-Feb-2020 2:40 PM EST
Researchers Overcome the Space Between Protons and Neutrons to Study Heart of Matter
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Nuclear physicists have entered a new era for probing the strongest force in the universe at its very heart with a novel method of accessing the space between protons and neutrons in dense environments. The research, which was carried out at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been published in the journal Nature and opens the door for more precision studies of the strongest part of the strong nuclear force and the structure of neutron stars.

Released: 10-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
Jefferson Lab to be Major Partner in Electron Ion Collider Project
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The Department of Energy announced that it has taken the next step toward construction of an Electron Ion Collider (EIC) in the United States. DOE announced on Thursday that the collider will be sited at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. In addition, DOE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will be a major partner in realizing the EIC, providing key support to build this next new collider, which will be the most advanced particle collider of its type ever built.

Newswise: New Measurement Yields Smaller Proton Radius
4-Nov-2019 10:45 AM EST
New Measurement Yields Smaller Proton Radius
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Physicists get closer to solving the proton radius puzzle with unique new measurement of the charge radius of the proton.

Newswise: Cooking Up a New Theory for Better Accelerators
Released: 24-Oct-2019 2:30 PM EDT
Cooking Up a New Theory for Better Accelerators
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While particle accelerators may be on the cutting edge of science, the building and preparation of some particle accelerator components has long been more of an art form, dependent on recipes born of trial and error. Now, Ari Deibert Palczewski hopes to change that. A staff scientist at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Palczewski has been awarded a DOE Early Career Research Program grant to put the science back into particle accelerator preparation.

Newswise: Theorist Takes Aim at the Makeup of Matter
Released: 22-Oct-2019 11:35 AM EDT
Theorist Takes Aim at the Makeup of Matter
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Quarks and gluons are elementary particles that make up everything you see before you, including yourself, and Nobuo Sato wants to know how. At the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, he will be tackling this question as the recipient of the JSA/Jefferson Lab Nathan Isgur Fellowship for Nuclear Theory.

Released: 18-Oct-2019 2:15 PM EDT
Jefferson Lab Establishes New Fellowships in Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Science
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The Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is fostering innovation and growth in nuclear and accelerator physics by expanding its prestigious fellowship program for early career physicists. The lab is doubling the number of Nathan Isgur fellowships and is establishing a new fellowship in honor of Jefferson Lab’s first director, Hermann A. Grunder.

Newswise: Senior Research Scientist Appointed Hall B Group Leader
Released: 26-Sep-2019 3:15 PM EDT
Senior Research Scientist Appointed Hall B Group Leader
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The Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) has announced that after an extensive search, long-time researcher and experienced international collaborator Marco Battaglieri has assumed leadership of the lab’s Experimental Hall B group.

Newswise: Volker Burkert Named Virginia Outstanding Scientist
Released: 13-Sep-2019 2:10 PM EDT
Volker Burkert Named Virginia Outstanding Scientist
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Volker Burkert has been named a Virginia Outstanding Scientist for 2019.

Newswise: Scientists Seek to Harness the Power of Accelerators for Environmental Remediation
Released: 13-Sep-2019 2:10 PM EDT
Scientists Seek to Harness the Power of Accelerators for Environmental Remediation
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Two Jefferson Lab accelerator scientists have received funding to design accelerators that could be used for wastewater treatment, flue-gas cleanup and beyond.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Welcomes New Director of Accelerator Operations
Released: 8-Aug-2019 9:20 AM EDT
Jefferson Lab Welcomes New Director of Accelerator Operations
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After an extensive search, Camille Ginsburg has been selected as the director of accelerator operations at DOE's Jefferson Lab.

Newswise: EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Fellowship Awards
Released: 8-Aug-2019 4:20 AM EDT
EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Fellowship Awards
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One graduate student and three postdoctoral research scientists are awarded fellowships to advance the science of an electron-ion collider.

Newswise: Considering the Container to Strengthen the Weak Force’s Signal
Released: 30-Jul-2019 1:30 PM EDT
Considering the Container to Strengthen the Weak Force’s Signal
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Kurtis Bartlett won the 2018 JSA Thesis Prize for making measurements that helped determine the weak charge of the proton.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 2:00 PM EDT
JSA Awards Graduate Fellowships for Research at Jefferson Lab
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Jefferson Sciences Associates has announced the award of nine graduate fellowships to doctoral students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Newswise: Prized Postdoc Works to Demystify Process Behind Quark Combination
Released: 28-Jun-2019 9:30 AM EDT
Prized Postdoc Works to Demystify Process Behind Quark Combination
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Postdoctoral Researcher Andrea Signori has won the 2019 Jefferson Science Associates Postdoctoral Prize for work to understand how quark-based particles are formed.

Released: 18-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
CEBAF Turns on the Charm
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The world’s most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of the atom's nucleus has just charmed physicists with a new capability. The production of charm quarks in J/ψ (J/psi) particles by CEBAF at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility confirms that the facility has expanded the realm of precision nuclear physics research with electron beams to higher energies.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Particle Accelerator Quality Testing Facility 
Is Going Stronger Than Ever After 5,000 Tests
Released: 12-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Jefferson Lab Particle Accelerator Quality Testing Facility Is Going Stronger Than Ever After 5,000 Tests
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Throughout its nearly 30-year history, the VTA has contributed to the success of large-scale superconducting radiofrequency accelerators across the United States and around the world and continues to enable researchers to expand the frontiers of accelerator science and serve the needs of cutting-edge particle accelerator research facilities worldwide.

Newswise: SURA Releases Jefferson Lab Economic Impact Study
Released: 4-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
SURA Releases Jefferson Lab Economic Impact Study
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A new study commissioned by the Southeastern Universities Research Association on the local, state and nationwide impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has found that the laboratory generated $556.9 million in output and provided labor income for 3,448 workers nationwide last year.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Funding Opportunities
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The Electron-Ion Collider Center at Jefferson Lab is now accepting research proposals for its fellowship and visitors programs.

Newswise: Correlated Nucleons May Solve 35-Year-Old Mystery
19-Feb-2019 9:15 AM EST
Correlated Nucleons May Solve 35-Year-Old Mystery
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A careful re-analysis of data taken at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has revealed a possible link between correlated protons and neutrons in the nucleus and a 35-year-old mystery. The data have led to the extraction of a universal function that describes the EMC Effect, the once-shocking discovery that quarks inside nuclei have lower average momenta than predicted, and supports an explanation for the effect. The study has been published in the journal Nature.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Scientist Awarded Distinguished Lectureship
Released: 22-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Jefferson Lab Scientist Awarded Distinguished Lectureship
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Cynthia Keppel, leader of Jefferson Lab’s Halls A&C, has been honored with the APS 2019 Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics.

Newswise: GlueX Completes First Phase
Released: 18-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
GlueX Completes First Phase
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An experiment that aims to gain new insight into the force that binds all matter together has recently completed its first phase of data collection. The Gluonic Excitations Experiment, or GlueX, is designed to produce and study hybrid mesons, which are particles that are built of the same stuff as ordinary protons and neutrons: quarks bound together by the “glue” of the strong force. But unlike ordinary mesons, the glue in hybrid mesons behaves differently by actively contributing to the particles’ properties.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Shares 2018 R&D 100 Award for Cancer Treatment Monitoring System
Released: 20-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST
Jefferson Lab Shares 2018 R&D 100 Award for Cancer Treatment Monitoring System
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The OARtrac® system, built by RadiaDyne and including technologies developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been awarded a 2018 R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Director Appointed to Distinguished Professorship
Released: 15-Nov-2018 4:30 PM EST
Jefferson Lab Director Appointed to Distinguished Professorship
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Stuart Henderson, director of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been appointed the Governor's Distinguished CEBAF professor at Old Dominion University. The position is supported by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is named for the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, which is the main research facility located at Jefferson Lab.

Released: 9-Nov-2018 10:30 AM EST
Jefferson Lab-Affiliated Researchers Honored as APS Fellows
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The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility now has a few more fellows on campus. The American Physical Society, a professional membership society that works on behalf of the physics community, recently announced its list of 2018 fellowships.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Receives DOE Award for Energy Efficient Upgrade
Released: 7-Nov-2018 1:00 PM EST
Jefferson Lab Receives DOE Award for Energy Efficient Upgrade
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On Oct. 23, a team from the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility was honored at the 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Ceremony for upgrades made to the lab’s data center, ultimately improving its energy efficiency.

Newswise: Physicist Takes Cues from Artificial Intelligence
Released: 22-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT
Physicist Takes Cues from Artificial Intelligence
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In the world of computing, there’s a groundswell of excitement for what is perceived as the impending revolution in artificial intelligence. Like the industrial revolution in the 19th century and the digital revolution in the 20th, the AI revolution is expected to change the way we live and work. Now, Cristiano Fanelli aims to bring the AI revolution to nuclear physics.

Newswise: Award-Winning Nuclear Physics Technology Monitors 
Cancer Treatments
Released: 19-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT
Award-Winning Nuclear Physics Technology Monitors Cancer Treatments
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Nearly a half-million cancer patients are treated with radiation therapy every year in the United States. Now, technologies developed in partnership with the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) are helping to ensure that patients are receiving just what the doctor ordered. The technologies are featured in RadiaDyne’s OARtrac® system, which was cited as a Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough Award and as a 2018 R&D 100 award finalist by R&D Magazine.

Newswise: Protons Get Zippier in Neutron-Rich Nuclei
10-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT
Protons Get Zippier in Neutron-Rich Nuclei
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A new study carried out at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has confirmed that increasing the number of neutrons as compared to protons in the atom’s nucleus also increases the average momentum of its protons. The nuclear physics result, which has implications for the dynamics of neutron stars, has been published in the journal Nature.

Newswise: EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Fellowship Awards
Released: 27-Jul-2018 8:30 AM EDT
EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Fellowship Awards
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The Electron-Ion Collider Center at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (EIC Center at Jefferson Lab) has announced the winners of four fellowships to pursue research related to a proposed electron-ion collider over the next year.

Released: 24-Jul-2018 2:15 PM EDT
Statement By Jefferson Lab, Brookhaven Lab And The Electron-Ion Collider Users Community On National Academy Of Sciences Electron-Ion Collider Report
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The following statement is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and Brookhaven National Laboratory—along with the Electron-Ion Collider User Group—in response to a report issued today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the scientific case for a U.S.-based Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). Jefferson Lab and Brookhaven scientists are part of the vibrant community that has come together to tackle the scientific and technological challenges of designing and building a U.S.-based EIC, drawing on the expertise and existing infrastructure at the two labs.

Newswise: Thesis Prize Winner’s Calculations Characterize Neutrino Interactions
Released: 10-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Thesis Prize Winner’s Calculations Characterize Neutrino Interactions
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Alessandro Baroni is helping demystify one of the most mysterious particles. His work is contributing to our understanding of neutrinos, and it has earned him the 2017 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize for work performed on a thesis related to research at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Newswise: The Quest for Better Accelerators
Released: 26-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
The Quest for Better Accelerators
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The ability to perfectly control the process of laying thin films of material onto the surface of an inexpensive metal may be all it takes to produce more efficient and cheaper particle accelerators for a wide range of applications.

Newswise: Revealing the Details of Subatomic Particle Interactions
Released: 26-Jun-2018 4:40 PM EDT
Revealing the Details of Subatomic Particle Interactions
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Supercomputers have the power to unlock the secrets of subatomic particles that are hidden deep inside everyday matter. But they can’t do it on their own: They require experts to use their knowledge of the theory subatomic to set up the problems to be calculated and provide insight into the results. Raul Briceño has been awarded a DOE Early Career Award to do just that, as he develops and implements a first-of-its-kind universal framework for these studies.

Newswise: Gaining New Insights Into Proton Structure
Released: 26-Jun-2018 4:40 PM EDT
Gaining New Insights Into Proton Structure
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The recent completion of the 12 GeV Upgrade of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility has opened up a new realm for exploration of the particles and forces that give rise to our universe. Making the most of this opportunity takes collaborations of the best and brightest minds in nuclear physics applying a bit of intellectual elbow grease.

Released: 22-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Three Researchers Affiliated with Jefferson Lab Receive DOE Early Career Awards
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Three young scientists affiliated with Jefferson Lab win grants to support research for building better accelerators and for using Jefferson Lab’s recently upgraded accelerator and supercomputers to suss out new information about subatomic particles.

Newswise: Quarks Feel the Pressure in the Proton
15-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT
Quarks Feel the Pressure in the Proton
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Inside every proton in every atom in the universe is a pressure cooker environment that surpasses the atom-crushing heart of a neutron star. That’s according to the first measurement of a mechanical property of subatomic particles, the pressure distribution inside the proton, which was carried out by scientists at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

Newswise: The Weak Side of the Proton
8-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
The Weak Side of the Proton
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A new result from the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature. This result, published recently in Nature, also constrains possibilities for new particles and forces beyond our present knowledge.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Announces May 19 Public Open House
Released: 2-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
Jefferson Lab Announces May 19 Public Open House
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The free event is open to the public and offers an opportunity for people of all ages to spend the day exploring this world-class research facility. The biennial open house features tours of the lab’s unique particle accelerator facilities, as well as hands-on activities and interactive displays and demonstrations.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Announces New Accelerator Science Leader
Released: 15-Mar-2018 11:45 AM EDT
Jefferson Lab Announces New Accelerator Science Leader
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The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has announced that Andrei Seryi will become its new associate director for accelerator operations, research and development in June.

Newswise: The Nucleus: Coming Soon in 3D!
Released: 1-Mar-2018 10:15 AM EST
The Nucleus: Coming Soon in 3D!
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Physicians have long used CT scans to get 3D imagery of the inner workings of the human body. Now, physicists are working toward getting their first CT scans of the inner workings of the nucleus. A measurement of quarks in helium nuclei published last fall in Physical Review Letters demonstrates that 3D imaging of the inner structure of the nucleus is now possible.

Newswise: Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Jefferson Lab
Released: 22-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Jefferson Lab
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Highlights from the U.S. Secretary of Energy's visit to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility on Feb. 21, 2018. Jefferson Lab is one of 17 Department of Energy national laboratories.

Newswise: Four to Beam Up
Released: 18-Jan-2018 4:50 PM EST
Four to Beam Up
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Just months after completing a nine-year construction project to upgrade its research capabilities, the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has delivered its next technological success: For the first time, the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) has delivered electron beams simultaneously to all four experimental halls.

Newswise: CEBAF Begins Operations following Upgrade Completion
Released: 4-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST
CEBAF Begins Operations following Upgrade Completion
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The world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of matter is gearing up to begin its first experiments following official completion of an upgrade to triple its original design energy. The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is now back online and ramping up for the start of experiments.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Scientist Selected to Receive Francis Slack Award
Released: 21-Nov-2017 3:00 PM EST
Jefferson Lab Scientist Selected to Receive Francis Slack Award
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Dr. Hari Areti, has been selected to receive the Francis G. Slack Award, established by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, to honor excellence in service to Physics in the Southeastern U.S.


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