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Feb 2002

  • Thu, 02/07/2002 - 01:00pm

    Twenty High School Teams Compete in Virginia Regional Science Bowl Being Held At Jefferson Lab

    The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Va., is hosting this year's Virginia Regional Science Bowl on February 9, 2002. Twenty teams, representing high schools from across the state are participating in the annual, academic competition. News media are invited to attend all or any part of the daylong event.

Nov 2001

  • Fri, 11/16/2001 - 01:00pm

    Christoph W. Leemann Named Jefferson Lab Director

    The Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) has selected internationally recognized particle-accelerator physicist Christoph W. Leemann as director of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab).

Aug 2001

  • Tue, 08/14/2001 - 02:00pm

    DOE Announces First Awards in Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced its first awards under the new Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program. Fifty-one projects will receive a total of $57 million this fiscal year to advance fundamental research in several areas related to the department's missions, including: climate modeling, fusion energy sciences, chemical sciences, nuclear astrophysics, high energy physics and high performance computing.

Apr 2001

  • Sat, 04/21/2001 - 02:00pm

    "Science is Cool" at Jefferson Lab's Open House, Saturday, April 21

    "Science is Cool" at Jefferson Lab's Open House, set for Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. rain or shine. The event is free and will feature over 200 staff ready to share with visitors: the electron accelerator, an experimental hall, the Free Electron Laser, a variety of hands-on exhibits & learning activities, and liquid nitrogen demonstrations. The event will also include a Department of Energy information booth, technology transfer displays and a Lab employment information booth.

Mar 2001

  • Wed, 03/21/2001 - 01:00pm

    Jones O. & Associates of Hampton wins Jefferson Lab's annual Small Disadvantaged Business Subcontractor award

    Jones O. & Associates, LLC, of Hampton, Va., won Jefferson Lab's Outstanding Small Disadvantaged Business Subcontractor Award for fiscal year 2000.

  • Wed, 03/21/2001 - 01:00pm

    Six NN High School Students Win Jefferson Lab Externships

    Six Newport News 11th graders have won paid, six-week externships at Jefferson Lab. The six youth were finalists in the Lab's African-Americans in Science Essay Contest.

    Winners are Jamel P. Bacon, Menchville High School; Alandis K. Brassel, Woodside High School; Chantel Randolph, Woodside High School; Tanya Sanford, Heritage High School; Reggie Stephens, Warwick High School; and Monne' Williams, Woodside High School.

  • Wed, 03/14/2001 - 01:00pm

    Jefferson Lab Seeks Applicants for Science Teacher Enrichment Program

    Calling all middle school teachers who instruct science classes. Jefferson Lab would like to help you refresh and hone your science knowledge and teaching skills over the summer.

    The Department of Energy physics research lab, located at 12000 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, is seeking applications for its four-week, summer physics enrichment program for science teachers.

Feb 2001

  • Fri, 02/09/2001 - 01:00pm

    Jefferson Lab's Spring Science Series kicks off with Feb. 13 event

    Dog trainer Marilyn Sanders will discuss aspects of operant conditioning versus classical conditioning to train dogs. She will by accompanied by her adult, trained dog and untrained puppy, to assist her in demonstrating proper training techniques.

Jan 2001

  • Mon, 01/22/2001 - 01:00pm

    NASA and DOE Jefferson Lab Agree to Explore Mutual Research Projects

    Two local research powerhouses have agreed to explore projects of mutual interest — like "growing" hair-like microscopic "nano" structures at the atomic level for optimum performance. Such a high-performance composite structure could result in an improved golf club shaft, for example, or any consumer, industrial or defense application where strength and light weight are critical.

Sep 2000

  • Thu, 09/21/2000 - 02:00pm

    Federal Laboratory Multiplies Its Research Capacity

    Thanks to high-tech development work and some creative tuning and tweaking, the $650 million Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va., can now accelerate beams of electrons to 6 billion electron volts — more energy by half than taxpayers originally paid for. With higher-energy electron beams, researchers using this U.S. Department of Energy laboratory can probe deeper than ever into the atom's nucleus to learn how matter itself is put together.

Aug 2000

  • Thu, 08/31/2000 - 02:00pm

    Christoph Leeman becomes Jefferson Lab's first Deputy Director

    Christoph W. Leemann is Jefferson Lab's first Deputy Director. Lab Director Hermann Grunder recently announced Leemann's appointment to the new position at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

Mar 2000

  • Thu, 03/02/2000 - 01:00pm

    Hampton University Physics Professor, Jefferson Lab Staff Scientist Winner of Annual State Outstanding Faculty Award

    A Staff scientist from the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), who is also an assistant professor at Hampton University, received the Commonwealth of Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award (OFA) for 2000. Dr. Cynthia Keppel was one of 11 college faculty members — selected from 72 nominees — recognized during a ceremony at the State Capitol in Richmond on March 2.

  • Thu, 03/02/2000 - 01:00pm

    Newport News Business Owner Earns Award From Jefferson Lab

    Jefferson Lab and the Department of Energy recently recognized the winner of the laboratory's Small Disadvantaged Business Contractor Award for FY1999.

    Jefferson Lab's Deputy Director, Christoph Leemann, presented the award to Beverly Hilton, owner of Hilton's Environmental, Inc. of Newport News during a ceremony attended by lab and DOE officials.

Oct 1999

  • Thu, 10/14/1999 - 02:00pm

    Duality Apparently Confirmed In Jefferson Laboratory Experiments

    Isaac Newton, inventor of calculus and creator of classical physics, is thought by some to be the most intelligent person to have ever lived. When Albert Einstein introduced his theories of General and Special Relativity, Newton's Stature was not diminished, but increased. One genius, Newton, made the work of another, Einstein, possible. Einstein's theory is believable because the basic Newtonian mechanics we observe when tossing balls and sending rockets to the moon is preserved within the more far-reaching and abstract framework of realitivity.

Jul 1999

  • Tue, 07/20/1999 - 02:00pm

    Tunable Laser Reaches Record Power Level

    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) have produced record setting levels of laser power from their Free Electron Laser (FEL).

Mar 1999

  • Mon, 03/22/1999 - 01:00pm

    What's Just Right For Deuterons

    In the case of a deuteron — a single proton and neutron "walking lockstep" within the simplest atomic nucleus known — for physicists the basic question is at which point does a nucleon end and its constituent parts, the quarks, begin?

  • Mon, 03/01/1999 - 01:00pm

    Improving The Picture Of Nucleon Structure

    In a series of experiments at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), researchers are moving toward a substantially improved picture of nucleon structure and behavior.

  • Mon, 03/01/1999 - 01:00pm

    Jefferson Laboratory Findings Excite Theoreticians, Experimentatlists

    Seemingly reasonable assumptions define the human view of the world. But ruled of thumb can mislead — or be altogether incorrect. Fortunately, in physics, most assumptions can be tested. Those that don't measure up are amended.

  • Mon, 03/01/1999 - 01:00pm

    Probing a "Sea" of Quarks

    Scientists who conducted the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) Hall A Proton Parity Experiment, or HAPPEX, believe they may have at least a partial answer for an outstanding question in nuclear physics: Where does a proton's spin come from?

Nov 1998

  • Sun, 11/01/1998 - 12:00pm

    Draayer Elected as New SURA President

    On November 5, 1998, at the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) Board of Trustees Fall, Dr. Dennis W. Barnes announced that he was stepping down as SURA President at the end of calendar year 1998. The current Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Jerry P. Draayer (Louisiana State University), was elected as Dr. Barnes' successor effective Jan. 1, 1999. In his address to the trustees, Dr. Barnes cited that significant progress and growth that occurred within SURA during his tenure since 1992, and stated that SURA was now poised for new challenges in the years ahead.