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Newest LOVEwork Unveiled in Newport News

The Jefferson Lab LOVEwork is a testament to the lab’s commitment to partnering with other national labs, reducing its environmental impact by reusing scientific apparatus, and educating future scientists in the science, technology, engineering,...
12-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MOLLER Experiment Baselined and Moving Forward

The MOLLER experiment has received Critical Decision 2 “Approve Performance Baseline” and Critical Decision 3 “Approve Start of Construction” from the Department of Energy, which provides clearance to move forward with all procurements and...
10-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experimental Physics Leads to Award-Winning Research

Jefferson Lab Staff Scientist Holly Szumila-Vance earns the 2024 Guido Altarelli Award for outstanding contributions to experimental physics.
29-May-2024 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Theory and Experiment Combine to Shine a New Light on Proton Spin

Nuclear physicists have long been working to reveal how the proton gets its spin. Now, a new method that combines experimental data with state-of-the-art calculations has revealed a more detailed picture of spin contributions from the very glue that...
24-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Director Named to 2024 Hampton Roads Power List

Jefferson Lab Director Stuart Henderson has been named to the 2024 Hampton Roads Power List, compiled by Inside Business. This is Henderson’s 6th appearance on the list.
21-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Spooky States & Figure Eights: Stepping Into the Quantum Computing ‘Ring’

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from Jefferson Lab, Old Dominion University and the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a conceptual device for quantum computing that could rival – or even outperform – other systems...
15-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Oppenheimer Fellows to Gain Broader View of National Labs

Two physicists at Jefferson Lab have been selected as fellows for the distinguished Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program (OSELP), considered the highest honor for leadership training among national labs.
13-May-2024 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Giving Local Business a ‘Boost’ with National Lab Technology

Jefferson Lab has teamed up with New Mexico’s Sandia National Laboratories to bring the Boost Platform to Hampton Roads, kicking off the partnership with a well-attended workshop in Newport News. The DOE initiative, led by Sandia Labs, brings...
9-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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On the Hunt for Strangeness

Peter Hurck has been searching for strange particles, named such because they contain strange quarks, since beginning work on his Ph.D. As the 2023 Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Postdoctoral Prize winner, he’ll continue conducting data...
21-Jul-2023 10:05 AM EDT

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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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