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Research and Technology Partnerships Office Paves New Path for Researchers to Work with Industry to Commercialize Technologies

In conducting its research mission, the skilled and resourceful scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility generate ideas and technologies that have the potential to solve real-world...
26-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Different Particles Get Different Treatment Inside Nuclei

For nearly four decades, scientists have known that protons and neutrons cozily bundled up inside an atom’s nucleus are different from those roaming free in the cold emptiness of space. Now, for the first time, nuclear physicists at the Department...
26-Apr-2022 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Welcomes New Site Occupational Medicine Director

The U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is welcoming Dr. Krishna Padiyar to the team as the new site Occupational Medicine director. Dr. Padiyar is joining the lab with more than 15 years of experience in his...
5-Apr-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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MARATHON Measures Mirror Nuclei

Scientists are holding up a ‘mirror’ to protons and neutrons to learn more about the particles that build our visible universe. The MARATHON experiment, carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator...
31-Mar-2022 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Traineeship Offers Students Entrée into Accelerator Science

Particle accelerators are among the hidden drivers of our modern world. From medical diagnostics and treatments to computer chip manufacturing and oil exploration to discovery sciences, the world’s more than 30,000 particle accelerators underlie...
15-Feb-2022 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A Career Built on the Strongest Force in the Universe

Latifa Elouadrhiri has been presented with the 2021 Jesse W. Beams Research Award, which recognizes especially significant or meritorious research in physics that has earned the critical acclaim of peers from around the world. The award was...
9-Dec-2021 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Accelerator Gets a Fresh Pair of Eyes

A newly invented detector is allowing physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility to “see” neutrons like never before. Fresh insight from these devices has improved operation of the lab’s...
2-Dec-2021 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Electrons Set the Stage for Neutrino Experiments

Neutrinos may be the key to finally solving a mystery of the origins of our matter-dominated universe, and preparations for two major, billion-dollar experiments are underway to reveal the particles’ secrets. Now, a team of nuclear physicists have...
22-Nov-2021 7:05 AM EST 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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