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Mar 2017

  • Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:40pm

    Jefferson Lab Accomplishes Critical Milestones Toward Completion of 12 GeV Upgrade

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has achieved two major commissioning milestones and is now entering the final stretch of work to conclude its first major upgrade.

    Recently, the CEBAF accelerator delivered electron beams into two of its experimental halls, Halls B and C, at energies not possible before the upgrade for commissioning of the experimental equipment currently in each hall. Data were recorded in each hall, which were then confirmed to be of sufficient quality to allow for particle identification, a primary indicator of good detector operation.

  • Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:43am

    JSA LLC Receives 2017 EPEAT Award

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- It’s not easy being green, but Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) managed to do just that by selecting electronics that meet both Information Technology (IT) and sustainability goals. JSA’s efforts in 2016 were rewarded on March 13, 2017 at a ceremony in Arlington, in which JSA was presented with a 2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award. 

    The EPEAT system began in 2003 with a stakeholder process convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has become the definitive global environmental rating system for electronics including PCs and displays, imaging equipment and televisions. Managed by the Green Electronics Council, EPEAT currently tracks more than 4,400 products from more than 60 manufacturers across 43 countries.

  • Thu, 03/09/2017 - 04:32pm

    One hundred and three months

       One hundred and three months
           March 9, 2017


    When, in January 2016, I told Secretary Moniz that I would be standing down, he pointed out that he had done 100 months as director of Bates Laboratory at MIT and that I should at least match that. Coincidentally that would have also taken me to the end of Moniz’s term as Secretary of Energy. In fact, when I step down at the end of March it will have been 103 months at the helm, a very exciting period of my life.

  • Wed, 03/08/2017 - 02:55pm

    Nysmith Wins 2017 Virginia Middle School Science Bowl

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Twenty teams of excited students – accompanied by their coaches and family members – arrived at Jefferson Lab bright and early on March 4, ready to compete in the Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl. At the close of a long, intense day of competition, Nysmith School for the Gifted, Herndon, earned top honors.

    Jefferson Lab’s Deputy Director of Science, Robert McKeown, welcomed the students, attending family members and team coaches. A capacity crowd sat in rapt attention as McKeown briefly explained the purpose of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility – Jefferson Lab’s particle accelerator. Then, to help the young competitors grasp how much technology has changed in the last 50 years, McKeown presented images of devices he regularly used as a young scientist – a slide rule, manual typewriter, rotary-dial telephone, black-and-white vacuum-tube TV set, gas-powered car, and vinyl records – devices that many youngsters in the audience had likely never before seen or used. He discussed how technological advancements had replaced them with new devices: calculators, computers, smart phones, video games, LED TVs, and electricity- or hydrogen-powered vehicles.

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 02:56pm

    Jefferson Lab Director Honored with Energy Secretary Award

     

    For Immediate Release
    March 1, 2017
    Contact: Kandice Carter
    kcarter@jlab.org
    757-269-7263

     

    Jefferson Lab Director Honored with Energy Secretary Award

    Hugh Montgomery recently received The Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:56am

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren

    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, March 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).

Feb 2017

  • Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:46am

    Virginia Middle Schools Prepare for March 4 Science Bowl

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Some of Virginia’s brightest young minds will meet next weekend at the U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab to see if they have what it takes to be Science Bowl Champion. The National Science Bowl® – sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science – is an annual academic competition among teams of four or five students.

     

    Registered teams from across the Commonwealth will compete at the Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday, March 4 at Jefferson Lab. The winning team will then represent Virginia at the National Science Bowl® finals later this year. Teams from 20 schools are registered for this year's competition.

  • Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:51pm

    Jefferson Lab Recognizes 136 Staff Members at 2017 Service Awards Events

    Posted Feb. 15, 2017

    Jefferson Lab Recognizes 136 Staff Members at 2017 Service Awards Events

    Cumulative Time Worked Represents Nearly 2,100 Years of Service to Lab

  • Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:33am

    Thomas Jefferson High School Takes 2017 Virginia Science Bowl

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Sixteen teams arrived at Jefferson Lab bright and early and ready to compete in the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl on Feb. 4. After an intense day of competition, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, took home top team honors.

    Welcoming the students, attending family members and team coaches, Deputy Director of Science, Robert McKeown, briefly explained the research conducted at Jefferson Lab, including the 12 GeV Upgrade to the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility and what this upgrade project means to the 1,500-plus community of U.S. and international researchers who use CEBAF to carry out cutting-edge nuclear physics experiments.

  • Wed, 02/08/2017 - 09:27am

    Jefferson Lab Encourages Digital Literacy With Hour of Code Event

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – To help raise awareness of the need for digital literacy, volunteers from Jefferson Lab’s Information Technology Division and Science Education staff joined forces in December to provide more than 60 local students with the opportunity to experience basic computer programming.

    Two classes of fifth-grade students from Carver Elementary School – participating in Jefferson Lab’s BEAMS program – were invited to participate in the lab’s Hour of Code campaign during the 2016 Computer Science Education Week. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage students, and their parents and teachers to participate in and to learn more about computer programming and the many career opportunities in the field of computer science.

  • Thu, 02/02/2017 - 07:55am

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren

    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. 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).

Jan 2017

  • Mon, 01/30/2017 - 02:57pm

    JSA Initiatives Fund Awards $390K for FY17 to Support Projects at Jefferson Lab

    In December, Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, posted a release announcing that it had awarded $390,000 through its Initiatives Fund Program to support projects related to education, outreach and career development to staff and users at Jefferson Lab.

  • Fri, 01/27/2017 - 08:12am

    Virginia High Schools Face Off in Science Bowl

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Some of Virginia’s brightest young minds will meet next weekend at the U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab to see if they have what it takes to be Science Bowl Champion. The National Science Bowl® – sponsored annually by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science – is an annual academic competition among teams of four or five students.

    Local students will first compete at the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Jefferson Lab. The winning team will represent Virginia at the National Science Bowl® finals later this year. Teams from 16 schools are registered for this year's competition.

  • Fri, 01/06/2017 - 02:15pm

    New Director Named to Lead U.S. Department of Energy’s Jefferson Lab

    New Director Named to Lead U.S. Department of Energy’s Jefferson Lab

    Washington, DC, January 6, 2017– Jefferson Science Associates, LLC today announced that Stuart Henderson will become the new Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia. Currently serving as the Director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, Henderson will assume his responsibilities at Jefferson Lab on April 3 .

  • Tue, 01/03/2017 - 03:30pm

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 4, 2017  –  The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. 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).

Dec 2016

  • Tue, 12/20/2016 - 12:03pm

    Jefferson Lab Science a Focus of Exascale Computing Initiative

    While next-generation supercomputers are expected to arrive in the next decade, scientists will need to spend considerable time in preparations to make the most of the future machines’ capabilities. Now, Jefferson Lab scientists have been awarded $2.1 million as part of a multi-institutional project sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project to prepare for this next major leap in computing capability.

    The “Exascale Lattice Gauge Theory Opportunities and Requirements for Nuclear and High Energy Physics” project also includes researchers from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Boston University, Brookhaven National Lab, the University of Illinois, Columbia University, the University of Utah, Stony Brook and the University of Edinburgh.

  • Thu, 12/08/2016 - 03:09pm

    JLab Researcher Receives Award for Excellence in Service to Physics

    Cynthia Keppel, a senior scientist and the group leader for experimental halls A and C at Jefferson Lab, recently received a major award from the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) for her “excellence in service to Physics.”

    Keppel was presented with the 2016 Francis G. Slack Award during the Nov. 10-12 annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, held in Charlottesville, Va.

Nov 2016

  • Tue, 11/29/2016 - 09:03am

    Research Planned for Unique Spinning Nuclei Nets Prize

    Elena Long is all spun up over the new target she’s planning for research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Now, she’s gotten others spun over the idea, as well, and she’s been awarded the 2016 Jefferson Science Associates Postdoctoral Research Prize to make her research plans a reality.

    “I’m very excited: This award is going to help us build the target that we need for doing the program that I want to build,” Long said. “It’s a fantastic stepping stone. I’m very happy to receive this award and hopefully use it to advance our understanding of fundamental nuclear physics.”

  • Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:46am

    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, Dec. 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).

  • Wed, 11/16/2016 - 02:48pm

    Jefferson Lab’s Newest Cluster Makes Top500 List of Fastest Supercomputers

    For the third time in its history, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is home to one of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers. The SciPhi-XVI supercomputer was just listed as a TOP500 Supercomputer Site on November 14, placing 397th on the 48th edition of the list of the world’s top supercomputers.

    The Top500 list was announced Monday, Nov. 14, at The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC16, in Salt Lake City. It’s announced semi-annually and is comprised of systems that are ranked according to their computation speeds as determined by the LINPACK Benchmark, which is a calculation of a linear system represented by a large double precision dense matrix.

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