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Jefferson Lab Receives 2023 EPEAT Purchaser Award

Jefferson Lab’s staff and scientific users need all kinds of electronics to do their jobs, including computers, smartphones, printers and more.
29-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ringing Protons Give Insight into Early Universe

An experiment to explore the 3D structures of nucleon resonances – excited states of protons and neutrons -- at Jefferson Lab offers critical insights into the basic building blocks of matter and has added one more puzzle piece to the vast picture...
21-Aug-2023 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Precision Measurement of Polarization

Allison Zec has been awarded the 2022 JSA Thesis Prize for recounting experiments that achieved the world record in the precise measurement of an electron beam’s polarization. Since 1999, the prize has been awarded to the top doctoral dissertation...
20-Jul-2023 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Outreach Efforts Earn National Recognition

When the global pandemic put the kibosh on in-person events, Jefferson Lab sought alternatives for ensuring its world-class science and unique equipment remained accessible to interested publics. These efforts culminated in the Fall for Science...
16-Jun-2023 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Oversight Roles Filled by DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Craig Ferguson to lead the Thomas Jefferson Site Office (TJSO) at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Va. As TJSO manager, Ferguson will lead in the oversight and contract management of Jefferson Lab....
15-Jun-2023 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Virtual Series Serves Up Science Brain Teasers

Jefferson Lab is now offering a new playlist called “Here’s a Question” as part of its long-running Frostbite Theater video series. In the “Here’s a Question” videos, longtime Frostbite Theater hosts Steve Gagnon and Joanna Griffin help...
12-Jun-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SRF Operations Earns Certification to Ensure Customer Satisfaction

Jefferson Lab’s Superconducting Radiofrequency Operations team builds parts for accelerators around the world. Now, the team has achieved certification for its quality management system, signifying that the system meets the rigorous standards set...
6-Jun-2023 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Critical Decision-3A Clears Way Toward Standard Model Test

The U.S. Department of Energy has given the greenlight for the MOLLER experiment to begin procurement of key components with its granting of Critical Decision-3A (CD-3A): Approve Long Lead Procurements. The determination allows the MOLLER project at...
1-Jun-2023 4:00 PM 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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