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Feb 2018

  • Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:48am

    Eighteen Teams Register for Virginia Middle School Science Bowl

    Anticipation grows as teams prepare for March 3 competition at Jefferson Lab

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Anticipation is growing across the Commonwealth and at Jefferson Lab as the date draws near for the 2018 Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl. The lab is preparing for 18 teams to compete in the academic competition set for Saturday, March 3.

  • Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:06am

    Tech Tuesday: How Nuclear Physics Keeps You from Going Up in Smoke

    I’m lucky.  I’m part of a team of scientists, engineers and technicians that have been asked by our country to seek better understanding of the universe. Besides getting new insights into the nature of our universe, the things we learn while conducting research help to make our lives better. I mentioned in an earlier post that basic understanding of the universe gained by probing the mysteries of the atomic nucleus has led to life-saving devices from small smoke detectors to large medical centers that treat cancer.

  • Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:03pm

    Thomas Jefferson High School Wins the 2018 Virginia Science Bowl

    Charlottesville, Langley, and Maggie Walker High Schools Place at Annual Competition

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – More than a dozen teams converged on Jefferson Lab bright and early on Feb. 3 for the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl. At the end of an intense day of academic competition, the team from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, took home top honors.

Jan 2018

  • Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:29am

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2. Depending on weather conditions at the time of the test, the siren could be heard by anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the lab.

    The test will be carried out over a period that could last up to three minutes. The test will be of the wavering tone (also called high-low-high or 10-4-10).

  • Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:08am

    Excitement Builds as Virginia High School Science Bowl Nears

    Thirteen teams prepare to compete at Jefferson Lab on February 3

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Excitement is building at Jefferson Lab as the date for the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl draws near. The lab will welcome 13 teams to this year’s event on Saturday, February 3.

  • Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:02pm

    JSA Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Thesis Prize

    Jefferson Science Associates is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 JSA Thesis Prize. For a thesis to be nominated, it must have been completed during calendar year 2017 or during the last quarter of 2016 (if not previously submitted), and it must be based on some aspect of the research program or science conducted at Jefferson Lab.

    The deadline for submitting nominations is 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Feb. 16, 2018.

    A complete package requires:

  • Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:28pm

    Four to Beam Up

    Jefferson Lab’s Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility delivers beam to all four of its experimental areas simultaneously

  • Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:35am

    JSA Accepts Submissions for Postdoctoral Prize

    Grant supports research associated with Jefferson Lab’s science program

    Calling all physics postdoctoral candidates: Now is the time to apply for the 2018 JSA Postdoctoral Prize, a $10,000 grant funded by Jefferson Science Associates, to support outstanding theoretical or experimental research work associated with the science program at Jefferson Lab.

  • Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:52pm

    DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar Visits Jefferson Lab

    On Jan. 11, Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar visited Jefferson Lab. While at the lab, he met several members of the lab’s senior leadership team, as well as members of the lab’s User Community and DOE Thomas Jefferson Site Office staff, and a number of the lab’s young scientists.

  • Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:28pm

    Tech Tuesday: The World’s Best Federal-Industry-University Scientific Partnerships

    As a child, you probably remember being fascinated by everyday things: that shiny rock you kicked or that weird looking beetle that you saw darting around a porch light. Kids typically have many questions for their parents: Why do roly-poly bugs wrap themselves up like a ball? Why do we get sunburned? Where does rain come from?

Dec 2017

  • Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:05am

    Jefferson Lab Engineer Honored with NASA Invention Award

    Of Kevin Jordan’s 21 patents, more than half come from his work on boron-nitride nanotubes. Earlier this year, Jordan and his colleagues were recognized for their efforts by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration when it named BNNTs as its 2016 NASA Government Invention of the Year.

    “It’s an honor. Our work was chosen over the work of thousands of people at NASA,” Jordan said.

  • Mon, 12/18/2017 - 03:37pm

    Hour of Code a Hit With Students Visiting Jefferson Lab

    Youngsters Tackle Computer Science Skills, Learn About Career Opportunities

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Fifty fifth graders from Carver Elementary School participated in computer coding activities and learned about computer science careers during their visit to Jefferson Lab on Dec. 12.

  • Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:49am

    CEBAF Begins Operations following Upgrade Completion

    Jefferson Lab prepares for a new era of research

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of matter is gearing up to begin its first experiments following official completion of an upgrade to triple its original design energy. The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is now back online and ramping up for the start of experiments.

Nov 2017

  • Wed, 11/29/2017 - 09:46am

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. Depending on weather conditions at the time of the test, the siren could be heard by anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the lab.

    The test will be carried out over a period that could last up to three minutes. The test will be of the wavering tone (also called high-low-high or 10-4-10).

  • Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:23am

    What’s Going On in the Nucleon

    Simona Malace, a staff scientist at Jefferson Lab, likes to refer to protons and neutrons as “tiny laboratories” that enable her studies of the heart of matter. For decades, physicists like Malace have probed protons and neutrons, particles known collectively as nucleons, to study the strong interaction. The strong interaction holds most ordinary matter together: it binds protons and neutrons to form the atomic nucleus, and smaller particles called quarks to form nucleons themselves. It’s one of the four fundamental interactions. “The universe we are moving in is governed by these interactions,” says Malace. “So knowing about them is like knowing about the world around you.”

  • Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:21am

    Jefferson Lab Scientist Selected to Receive Francis Slack Award

    Dr. Hari Areti, has been selected to receive the Francis G. Slack Award, established by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, to honor excellence in service to Physics in the Southeastern U.S. Areti, a senior scientist at Jefferson Lab and professor at Old Dominion’s Center for Accelerator Sciences, is being recognized not only for the advancement of accelerator science  and physics in the region but for his efforts to engage and mentor students in the field.

  • Thu, 11/09/2017 - 01:44pm

    Jefferson Lab Staff Scientist Honored with APS Fellowship

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Fulvia Pilat, a staff scientist at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. The honor is bestowed by members of APS on their peers for exceptional contributions to their fields.

  • Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:43am

    Hermann Grunder Recognized by IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

    Founding Director honored “for far reaching contributions to accelerator science and technology”

  • Thu, 11/02/2017 - 03:26pm

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Depending on weather conditions at the time of the test, the siren could be heard by anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the lab.

    The test will be carried out over a period that could last up to three minutes. The test will be of the wavering tone (also called high-low-high or 10-4-10).

Oct 2017

  • Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:09am

    Teams: Register Now for 2018 Regional Science Bowl Competitions

    Around the nation, and across the commonwealth, middle and high school students are forming their teams, coordinating with their coaches, and tackling the rigorous process of preparing for the 2018 regional Science Bowl tournaments. Now is also the time for teams to register for their regional events.

    The U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.

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