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May 2016

  • Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:12am

    Award enables research for more efficient accelerators

    Grigory Eremeev wants to double the efficiency of some of the most efficient particle accelerators being used for research. Now, the staff scientist at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has just been awarded a five-year grant through DOE’s Early Career Research Program to do just that.

  • Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:16pm

    Getting a better measure of spin with diamond

    Diamonds are one of the most coveted gemstones. But while some may want the perfect diamond for its sparkle, physicists covet the right diamonds to perfect their experiments. The gem is a key component in a novel system that enables precision measurements that could lead to the discovery of new physics in the sub-atomic realm — the domain of the particles and forces that build the nucleus of the atom.

    Explorations of this realm require unique probes with just the right characteristics, such as the electrons that are prepared for experiments inside the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at Jefferson Lab.

  • Mon, 05/02/2016 - 03:00pm

    JLab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren on Friday May 6

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 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.

Apr 2016

  • Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:22am

    The Land

    Over the past nearly two years, there has been enormous activity, a burst of construction, close to the laboratory. For example we see the opening of the retail center dubbed Market Place@Tech Center and a flurry of other building very close to the laboratory.

    What is going on? What does this mean for the lab? What does this mean for the electron-ion collider? These are a few of the questions that I am sure you have been asking yourselves, and they are certainly questions asked in various presentations to the Users Group and at All Hands meetings. In this note, I will try to provide an abridged response.

Mar 2016

  • Wed, 03/30/2016 - 09:55am

    Tornado Warning Siren Test Friday April 1

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 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.

    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, 03/16/2016 - 09:25am

    Nysmith School Wins Virginia Middle School Science Bowl

    Hundreds of students, their team coaches and students’ family members converged on Jefferson Lab on March 5 to participate in the Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl.

    At the end of the day, Nysmith School for the Gifted, Herndon, finished in first place – moving up from the school’s third place finish at last year’s competition. Nysmith will now represent Virginia at the National Science Bowl® (NSB) finals to be held in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 2.

  • Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:24am

    Virginia Middle School Science Bowl

    Some of the brightest young minds in the Commonwealth will meet at the U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab on March 5, to compete in the Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl. Teams from 20 schools are registered for this year's academic competition.

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® is an annual academic competition among teams of four and five students. Since the inception of the National Science Bowl®, more than 250,000 students have participated in regional tournaments around the country.

  • Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:47am

    Teachers Invited to Science Activities Night at Jefferson Lab

    Elementary- and middle-school teachers interested in learning new and innovative methods for teaching the physical sciences are invited to attend the annual JSA Region II Teacher Night, scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, at the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab.

    The event will focus on physical science activities that teachers of fourth- through eighth-grade classes can use in the classroom. The evening's format will imitate a science fair. But instead of students showing off their science projects, more than 60 teachers will share their favorite or most-effective classroom activities. The presenting teachers will provide handouts and many will have free teaching supplies to accompany the handouts.

  • Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:18am

    NMSU Undergrad Receives JSA Research Assistantship

    Waverly Gorman didn’t always want to study physics.

    She began her college career as a mechanical engineering major. Then she took a class on quantum mechanics, and she was hooked. Now, the 21-year-old New Mexico State University junior is the latest recipient of the Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Minority/Female Undergraduate Research Assistantship (MFURA) at Jefferson Lab.

  • Tue, 03/01/2016 - 04:49pm

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 1030 on March 4

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 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.

    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 2016

  • Wed, 02/17/2016 - 08:14am

    Jefferson Lab Announces April 30 Date for Open House

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator, or Jefferson Lab, will hold an open house for the public on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

    It is an opportunity for people of all ages to spend the day exploring this world-class research facility. Among the features will be tours, exhibits, hands-on activities and interactive displays and demonstrations, such as the ever-popular Liquid Nitrogen Show. Visitors will be able to see much of the lab, learn about its research and the technological advances being made.

  • Tue, 02/16/2016 - 04:29pm

    Thomas Jefferson High Takes 2016 Virginia Science Bowl

    Eighteen teams arrived at Jefferson Lab bright and early and ready to compete in the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl on Feb. 6.

    At the end of the day, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), Alexandria, prevailed and will represent Virginia at the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® (NSB) Finals to be held in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 2.

  • Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:55am

    Diversity and Inclusion redux

    You will recall that in the fall of 2015, I wrote a Montage about the intent to develop an Integrated Diversity and Inclusion program. The Diversity and Inclusion Council, under Chairpersons Mary Logue and Rolf Ent, has been working in collaboration with the Public Affairs office on several initiatives, which will soon go public. One of the very interesting but pernicious effects which, to a greater or lesser degree, we all are susceptible to is implicit bias. We are also looking to provide training for supervisors and also to enhance the information provided to people involved in the hiring process, which would include cultural context, gender communications, as well as implicit bias.

  • Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:01am

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

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 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).

Jan 2016

  • Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:22pm

    Nineteen Teams to Compete in Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl on Feb. 6

    Some of the brightest young minds in the Commonwealth will meet at the U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab on February 6, to compete at the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl for a place in the National Science Bowl® finals. Teams from 19 schools are registered for this year's competition.

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® – sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Science – is an annual academic competition among teams of four and five students. Since the inception of the National Science Bowl®, more than 250,000 students have participated in regional tournaments around the country.

  • Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:44am

    Montgomery to Step Down as Jefferson Lab Director

    Hugh Montgomery, Director of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, announced today that he will resign his position after over seven years at the helm of the research facility.  He will also step down as the President and CEO of Jefferson Science Associates (JSA), a joint venture between the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) and PAE. JSA is the management and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facility

  • Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:40pm

    New Optical Fiber Network Being Installed at Lab to Expand Capacity

    Optical fiber networks carry the lifeblood of research facilities like Jefferson Lab. Bundles of these thin glass, fiber or plastic lines transmit vast amounts of information and data, coded into beams of light and traveling nearly as quickly.

    The lab’s original optical fiber network, installed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, was built to transmit data from CEBAF’s (then) three experimental halls and for high-speed Internet connectivity. Over the years, many of the lab’s infrastructure and utilities systems were also moved onto the fiber optic network; and it now carries operational data for everything from telecommunications and email to security and heating, ventilation and cooling.

  • Tue, 01/12/2016 - 03:34pm

    Jefferson Lab Guest Speaker to Discuss Some of the Stranger Aspects of Quantum Physics

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility hosts its next Science Series lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 9, with a talk by Chad Orzel, a physics professor and author of popular science books and blogs.

    His books, “How to Teach Physics to Your Dog” and “How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog” explain modern physics through imaginary conversations with his German shepherd, Emmy. His most recent book, “Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist”, explains how we use the process of science in everyday activities.

  • Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:06am

    Over 150 Young Women to Learn About Careers, Research Opportunities in Physics at Jefferson Lab on Jan. 16

    Several hundred young women – from across the country – will gather Jan. 15-17 to learn about many career and research opportunities available in fields associated with physics. They will be attending one of nine regional events, dubbed the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), taking place from Virginia to California and from New York to Texas.

    Locally, Old Dominion University and Jefferson Lab are co-hosting a regional event that will include more than 150 students representing 35 colleges and universities from Virginia; North Carolina; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Delaware and New Jersey.

  • Mon, 01/04/2016 - 02:01pm

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. 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).

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