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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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David J. Dean Appointed Jefferson Lab Deputy Director for Science

Jefferson Lab has appointed David J. Dean as its Deputy Director for Science. This key leadership position oversees the science and technology aspects of the laboratory’s mission. Dean will take on the responsibilities of this role in January 2022.
22-Nov-2021 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cynthia Keppel Appointed Jefferson Lab Associate Director of Experimental Nuclear Physics

Jefferson Lab has appointed Cynthia Keppel as Jefferson Lab’s Associate Director for Experimental Nuclear Physics. In this role, Keppel will oversee more than 170 Jefferson Lab staff members.
22-Nov-2021 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Energy Secretary Explores the Nature of Matter at Jefferson Lab

On Oct. 25, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility welcomed U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and honored guests for a short tour of the lab and briefing on its research mission and plans for the...
1-Nov-2021 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two New American Physical Society Fellows Affiliated with Jefferson Lab

Two researchers affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have been selected by their peers for the distinct honor of Fellow of the American Physical Society. The APS announced its 2021 Fellows...
14-Oct-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Measure Calcium’s Thin Skin

A new measurement of the neutron skin in calcium reveals that heavier types of calcium nuclei are relatively thin-skinned. The new measurement, made by the 48Ca Radius EXperiment (CREX) collaboration at DOE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator...
12-Oct-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Accelerators May Get a Boost from Oxygen

Accelerator scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have developed a model for a cheaper and easier preparation method for getting better performance from particle accelerators. Further,...
30-Sep-2021 11:55 AM 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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