Jefferson Lab was created to build and operate the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, or CEBAF.
Jefferson Lab is world-unique user facility for Nuclear Physics.
Jefferson Lab's mission is to gain a deeper understanding of the structure of matter through advances in fundamental research in nuclear physics, and through advances in photon science and related research.
Jefferson Lab began experiments is 1995
Jefferson Lab has 1,376 visiting scientists, or Users, who conduct research at the lab
The lab as completed 174 experiments
Jefferson Lab produces about 1/3 of Ph.D.s in Nuclear Physics in the U.S. (406 Ph.D.s granted, 180 more in progress)
Jefferson Lab is managed for DOE by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA)
Human capital: – 769 FTEs, 22 joint faculty, 27 post docs, 14 undergraduate students; 30 graduate students
Jefferson Lab site is 169 acres
Jefferson Lab includes 83 buildings & trailers; 748,888 square feet; replacement plant value is $331 million
Fiscal Year 2011 total Lab operating costs: $185.4 million.
An overhead view of Jefferson Lab showing the racetrack-shaped accelerator and experimental halls to the left.