The first measurement of a subatomic particle’s mechanical property reveals the distribution of pressure inside the proton.
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 02:56pm
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 05:14pm
Members of the media and distinguished guests are invited to an exclusive preview of select Jefferson Lab Open House exhibits at event highlighting technology transfer.
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:07pm
The new result from the Q-weak experiment provides a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature and also constrains possibilities for new particles and forces beyond our present knowledge.
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 09:27am
Members of the media are invited to join our distinguished guests for the ceremony dedicating the recently upgraded facility.
What: The Department of Energy and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will hold a dedication ceremony for the Jefferson Lab $338 million 12 GeV CEBAF Upgrade project, which tripled the original design energy of the laboratory’s Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility.
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:56pm
Jefferson Lab has been awarded a Gold level GreenBuy Award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship for meeting leadership goals for 11 products in 5 different categories and achieving excellence in sustainable acquisition.
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:05pm
Attendees Take Science Activities and Excitement Back to their Classrooms
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Elementary and middle school science teachers, from all around Region II, gathered at Jefferson Lab on April 11 for a “science-ed pep rally” that combined networking, scientific door prizes and hands-on classroom activities. The event had them leaving the Lab energized about science and ready to bring what they learned to their classrooms.
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:54pm
Registration is now open for Jefferson Lab’s annual summer science camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth and siblings, which offers explorations in science through lessons held via American Sign Language and voice/sign language.
Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:13pm
Recently, Jefferson Lab was recognized with a Department of Energy Project Management Achievement Award for the Office of Science’s 12 GeV Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility Upgrade Project.
Under Secretary of Energy, The Honorable Mark Menezes, presented the 2017 Project Management Award to Federal Project Director Michael Epps during DOE’s annual project management workshop March 13-14, 2018.
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:31am
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator will hold an open house for the public 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The free event is open to the public and offers an opportunity for people of all ages to spend the day exploring this world-class research facility.
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:13pm
One of my childhood heroes was Leonardo da Vinci. He represented so many things to me: an artist, a scientist and an inventor. I later learned that the step from scientist to inventor is an easy one. While I was never able to call myself an artist, I did manage to rightfully take on the mantles of scientist and inventor. At Jefferson Lab, we are designing and performing experiments in new ways to revel the secrets of the matter that makes up our universe. The search for these treasures of knowledge takes many twists and turns.
Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:40am
Applications for the Science Graduate Student Research Program Being Accepted Through May 15
The Department of Energy recently announced that its Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1 cycle. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:30am
Andrei Seryi, director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, will take the helm of Jefferson Lab’s Accelerator Division in June.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has announced that Andrei Seryi will become its new associate director for accelerator operations, research and development in June.
Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:09am
Enrichment program helps bring new, tested activities to the classroom
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Elementary and middle school teachers interested in learning new and innovative methods for teaching the physical sciences are invited to the Jefferson Science Associates Region II Teacher Night at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:26am
Seventeen teams arrived at Jefferson Lab early Saturday, March 3 – despite a large Nor’easter still impacting the region – ready for a day of intense academic competition. And in a knuckle-biter final round, Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon, pulled ahead of Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church, at the final buzzer to win the 2018 Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl.
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 03:43pm
Attendees Learn About New Technologies and Advancements
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – When Canon Virginia (CVI) was putting together its External Technology Share event, it seemed natural to include neighbor, Jefferson Lab. On February 22, Jefferson Lab joined nine other companies and organizations invited to interact with CVI’s workers, engineers and leadership.
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 09:24am
Physicians have long used CT scans to get 3D imagery of the inner workings of the human body. Now, physicists are working toward getting their first CT scans of the inner workings of the nucleus.
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 02:23pm
Christine Snetter, an architect with Jefferson Lab’s Facilities Management and Logistics department, was recently appointed to a second four-year term on the Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA).
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:12pm
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Feb. 21 visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), one of the nation’s premier national laboratories for nuclear physics research and accelerator science.
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:48am
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 17 teams to compete in the academic competition set for Saturday, March 3.
Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:06am
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.