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Jun 2016

  • 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 at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3

    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.

  • 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

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

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