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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.

  • Tue, 11/15/2016 - 03:19pm

    Firefighting Advice Earns Fire Protection Manager Gratitude from the State Dept.

    Ed Douberly, JLab’s Fire Protection and Access Control manager, recently received a letter from the State Dept. extending its deep appreciation for firefighting advice Douberly provided to help extinguish a dangerous sulfur fire set by ISIL terrorists in Mishraq, Iraq. Douberly drew from his years of experience and knowledge to provide advice critical to safely extinguishing the blaze and keeping coalition forces out of harm's way while they battled the fire.

  • Wed, 11/02/2016 - 05:00pm

    Innovators Recognized for Efforts Leading to 39 Patents

    Nearly 50 current and former Jefferson Lab employees were recognized on Sept. 29, 2016, for inventions they created while carrying out their work at the lab – unique innovations that resulted in 39 patents.

    On hand to applaud their efforts were SURA President and CEO, Jerry Draayer; PAE Chief Operating Officer, Karl Williams; Lab Director Hugh Montgomery and other members of lab leadership. Draayer and Williams are vice chairs of the JSA Board of Directors.

  • Tue, 11/01/2016 - 02:30pm

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 1, 2016  –  The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. 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.

Oct 2016

  • Thu, 10/13/2016 - 01:53pm

    Jefferson Lab’s Bill Rainey among recipients of the DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA, October 13, 2016 – Bill Rainey, an employee of Jefferson Lab was recognized by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in Washington, D.C., on September 15.  Rainey received the Secretary’s Achievement Award for his work as part of a DOE committee to improve the effectiveness of the infrastructure that forms the foundation of the Department of Energy’s critical missions across the nation.

  • Tue, 10/11/2016 - 02:54pm

    Q2 in the New World

    France and the French have been involved in this local area for a number of years. In 1781, the French Army, led by Compte de Rochambeau, helped the Continental Army of George Washington defeat the British in the Siege of/Battle of Yorktown. While my sentiments with respect to that event are mixed, I have no such equivocation with respect to Thursday’s event.

  • Mon, 10/03/2016 - 12:05pm

    Jefferson Lab engages students in program designed to SPARK learning

    While participating in the Newport News Public School system’s 2016 SPARK program over the summer, staff from the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility engaged students in team work, problem solving, and a deeper understanding of some math, science and engineering concepts – all while conducting a variety of hands-on activities and design challenges.

  • Mon, 10/03/2016 - 11:56am

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 4, 2016  –  The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. 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.

Sep 2016

Aug 2016

  • Fri, 08/26/2016 - 03:46pm

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

  • Fri, 08/19/2016 - 01:37pm

    Omnibus

    Most of the Montage articles I have posted have addressed a single subject. This is different; I have a number of subjects I will try to cover which characterize the current menu of activities at the Lab.

    We ran CEBAF during May to provide data for the proton radius (PRAD) experiment, and indeed completed the experiment. During the summer period, we limit operations to benefit from the electricity charge structures provided by Dominion Power. It has become traditional to concentrate on remedial and maintenance work. A good example is the next step in the gradient maintenance program. The refurbishment of one of the cryomodules by the teams in the SRF Institute has been completed and the module tested. Today, this module has been installed in the CEBAF tunnel, and there is every expectation that it will contribute significantly to the gradient capability of the machine.

  • Tue, 08/16/2016 - 09:45am

    Jefferson Lab 2015 Thesis Prize Awarded for Research on Interacting Protons and Neutrons

    Or Hen spent six years studying how protons and neutrons interact inside the nucleus of the atom at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Now, he’s been awarded the 2015 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize for the thesis he wrote about the research.

    Hen studies protons and neutrons, collectively called nucleons. Specifically, he’s interested in those nucleons that interact with each other via short-range correlations.

  • Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:08am

    Jefferson Lab Offers Science Enrichment Program for 5th, 6th & 8th Grade Teachers; Registration Deadline is Sept. 9

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, is currently accepting applications for its science enrichment program for fifth-, sixth- and eighth-grade teachers of science.

    The after-school program is designed to increase teachers' knowledge of the physical sciences and to strengthen their teaching skills. It will run from September 2016 through May 2017 and is called Jefferson Lab Science Activities for Teachers, or JSAT.

  • Mon, 08/08/2016 - 03:23pm

    Jefferson Lab to Conduct Emergency Response Exercise on Aug. 9

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – Today, City of Newport News first responders and staff at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will participate in an emergency response exercise.

    The objective of the exercise is to provide a training opportunity for members of the lab community and for Newport News emergency responders. Local fire department personnel plan to participate in the exercise.

  • Thu, 08/04/2016 - 09:42am

    Media Advisory: Poster Session Highlights Research Carried Out by Summer Interns at Jefferson Lab

    Date: Friday, August 5, 2016

    Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

    Place: The CEBAF Center lobby at Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606

  • Tue, 08/02/2016 - 02:09pm

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 5

    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, August 5. 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).

Jul 2016

  • Fri, 07/01/2016 - 09:16am

    Jefferson Lab Director Awarded Glazebrook Medal

    The director of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and president of Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, Hugh E. Montgomery, has just been awarded the prestigious Glazebrook Medal by the Institute of Physics.

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