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Lab Mission

Jefferson Lab, a forefront U.S. Department of Energy nuclear physics research facility, provides world-class, unique research capabilities and innovative technologies to serve an international scientific user community. Specifically, the laboratory’s mission is to: 

  • deliver discovery-caliber research by exploring the atomic nucleus and its fundamental constituents, including precise tests of their interactions; 
  • apply advanced particle accelerator, detector and other technologies to develop new basic research capabilities and to address the challenges of modern society; 
  • advance knowledge of science and technology through education and public outreach, and; 
  • provide responsible and effective stewardship of resources.