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Jefferson Lab Temporarily Suspends Operations

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...
23-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Overcome the Space Between Protons and Neutrons to Study Heart of Matter

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...
24-Feb-2020 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Jefferson Lab to be Major Partner in Electron Ion Collider Project

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...
10-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Measurement Yields Smaller Proton Radius

Physicists get closer to solving the proton radius puzzle with unique new measurement of the charge radius of the proton.
4-Nov-2019 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cooking Up a New Theory for Better Accelerators

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...
24-Oct-2019 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Theorist Takes Aim at the Makeup of Matter

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...
22-Oct-2019 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Jefferson Lab Establishes New Fellowships in Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Science

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...
18-Oct-2019 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Senior Research Scientist Appointed Hall B Group Leader

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...
26-Sep-2019 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is one of 17 national laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The lab also receives support from the City of Newport News and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The lab’s primary mission is to conduct basic research of the atom's nucleus using the lab’s unique particle accelerator, known as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). Jefferson Lab also conducts a variety of research using its Free-Electron Laser, which is based on the same electron-accelerating technology used in CEBAF.

In addition to its science mission, the lab provides programs designed to help educate the next generation in science and technology, and to engage the public.

Managing and operating the lab for DOE is Jefferson Science Associates, LLC. JSA is a limited liability company created by Southeastern Universities Research Association and PAE Applied Technologies.


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