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Analyzing Matter’s Building Blocks

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...
26-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Particle Physicist Takes the Lead on Groundbreaking Electron Measurement

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.
25-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CIO Amber Boehnlein Takes Computing up a Notch

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...
18-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Graduate Student Researchers Receive DOE Awards

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...
11-Jun-2020 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physicists Study Mirror Nuclei for Precision Theory Test

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...
8-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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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