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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., Aug. 31, 2016  –  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

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

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 16, 2016 -- 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.

  • Mon, 08/08/2016 - 03:23pm

    Jefferson Lab to Conduct Emergency Response Exercise

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA, Aug. 9, 2016 – 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

    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

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

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., August 2, 2016 – 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.

Jun 2016

  • Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:52am

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

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 29, 2016  –  The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 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.

  • Thu, 06/16/2016 - 03:07pm

    Innovative device allows 3D imaging of the breast with less radiation

    Preliminary tests have demonstrated that a new device may enable existing breast cancer imagers to provide up to six times better contrast of tumors in the breast, while maintaining the same or better image quality and halving the radiation dose to patients. The advance is made possible by a new device developed for 3D imaging of the breast by researchers at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Dilon Technologies and the University of Florida Department of Biomedical Engineering.

  • Tue, 06/14/2016 - 04:43pm

    JLab/ODU Theorist A. Radyushkin Receives Research Award for Advances in Studying 3D Structure of Matter

    While in seventh grade growing up in what is now Uzbekistan, Anatoly Radyushkin’s uncle suggested that he study physics. The young Anatoly took up his uncle’s suggestion and before long was devouring physics textbooks.

    Radyushkin quickly realized he wanted one day to work in a field where he could make discoveries.

  • Tue, 06/14/2016 - 04:17pm

    Jefferson Lab to Hold Science Camp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth, Aug. 15-19

    Science Education staff at Jefferson Lab will conduct a Science Camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth Aug. 15-19. The program is for rising fourth- through rising eighth-grade students.

    In addition to deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, the siblings of deaf children and children of deaf adults (CODA) may also participate. Youth may attend for as little as one day or for the entire week.

  • Thu, 06/09/2016 - 03:50pm

    Carr Electric Named Top Small Business Subcontractor at Jefferson Lab for FY 2015

    Jefferson Science Associates, the operations and management contractor for the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, presented its 2015 Outstanding Small Business Subcontractor Award to Carr Electrical Technology, Inc. of Newport News at a ceremony on June 1.

    Carr Electrical Technology, Inc. was selected to receive this award based on the excellent quality, value, timeliness, and commitment to safety exhibited in its work at the laboratory during fiscal year 2015.  Carr Electric completed a dozen work orders for the laboratory during the year and has been a small business subcontractor for JSA since 2012.

  • Wed, 06/01/2016 - 01:31pm

    Spinning Electrons Yield Positrons for Research

    Researchers use accelerators to coax the electron into performing a wide range of tricks to enable medical tests and treatments, improve product manufacturing, and power breakthrough scientific research. Now, they’re learning how to coax the same tricks out of the electron’s antimatter twin – the positron – to open up a whole new vista of research and applications.

May 2016

  • Thu, 05/26/2016 - 09:33am

    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, June 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.

  • Tue, 05/24/2016 - 03:15pm

    Jefferson Lab Earns National Safety Council Awards

    As a result of Jefferson Lab staff, users and subcontractors' dedication and attention to safety, Jefferson Science Associates/Jefferson Lab recently earned two awards from the National Safety Council.

    The lab received the Perfect Record Award for operating from Nov. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2015, without incurring an occupational injury or illness involving days away from work. That period accounted for 1,449,956 work hours. The award recognizes companies or facilities “that have completed a period of at least 12 consecutive months without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work or death.”

  • Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:43pm

    Spring Running

    A little less than a year ago, I wrote a Montage article entitled Spring Challenges. I could almost have used the same title for this article and, indeed, there have been a number of developments over the past few months that could merit comment. Nevertheless, at a laboratory like ours, there has to be a focus on running the accelerator for physics, and so that becomes the lens through which life is viewed.

  • Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:02pm

    More Than 12,000 Explore Jefferson Lab During Open House

    More than 12,000 people took advantage of the opportunity to attend Jefferson Lab’s “New Era of Science” Open House on April 30, 2016.

    The record-breaking turn out for a Jefferson Lab open house occurred despite cool temperatures and overcast skies. Assisted by more than 450 volunteers, visitors explored nearly all of the major facilities at the lab, including the CEBAF accelerator, three of the lab’s four experimental halls, the Low Energy Recirculator Facility, the Superconducting Radiofrequency Institute and the Data Center.

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