ODU/Jlab REU Program
Jefferson Lab hosts fundamental research in nuclear physics, serving over 2000 physicists from universities and institutions worldwide. The lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) is the world's largest superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) accelerator, providing a polarized, continuous wave electron beam of up to 6 GeV in energy to nuclear physics experiments in three experimental halls.
The laboratory has received approval for doubling the maximum energy to 12 GeV and for adding a fourth experimental hall. Jefferson Lab also has a free-electron laser (FEL) facility based on the lab's SRF technology. The FEL is the world's most powerful source of tunable laser light.
ODU and Jefferson Lab have a strong partnership that spans several fields in physics and engineering. The ODU faculty in experimental nuclear physics are heavily involved in the experimental program and in the leadership of the scientific collaborations at the lab, and ODU is in the early stages of creating a Center for Accelerator Science and Technology.