The U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Institutional Plan
Scientists from across the country and around the world visit the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility to advance mankind's understanding of the atom's nucleus - and thus of matter itself.
Their tools for probing nuclei: continuous beams of high-energy electrons from CEBAF - Jefferson Lab's unique Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility - and the advanced particle-detection and ultra-high-speed- data acquisition equipment in CEBAF's three experimental halls.
Scientists planning for the future conceived and built CEBAF during the 1980s and early 1990s. In 1996, with experiments well under way, the nations named the new laboratory in honor of Thomas Jefferson - the statesman of science who led the development of American optimism about science, technology, and the future.
The Department of Energy strives to advance America's science-and-technology leadership through its national laboratories. This leaflet briefly summarizes Jefferson Lab's 1999 Institutional Plan, assessing where the lab stands now, and where it is heading.
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