Jefferson Lab Hosts Event Focused on Industrial Applications of Accelerators

Media invited to attend talks and panel discussions of new and emerging applications of Jefferson Lab’s accelerator technology


What: Accelerators: Driving Applications for Society

Jefferson Lab's technology stewardship event offers a unique opportunity to hear the many ways that accelerators, originally developed for research, can now be used to address national and international priorities, including Environmental Cleanup, Advanced Materials for Industrial Applications, Medicine and Health, Alternative Energy, and National and Homeland Security.

Interactive panel discussions in three key areas – Accelerators in Medicine and Health, Accelerating Environmental Cleanup, and Emerging Applications of Accelerator Technology – will engage top experts from industry, universities, and from the entrepreneurial and venture capital communities. A tour of Jefferson Lab's advanced accelerator research, testing and production facilities in the SRF Institute will be offered to attendees.

Who: Keynote address: Dr. Robert Hamm

Dr. Hamm is a recognized expert and the editor of Industrial Accelerators and Their Applications and will speak on Worldwide Utilization of Industrial Accelerators.

Additional Speakers:

Jefferson Lab Director Stuart Henderson

Karen Jackson President of Apogee Partners and former Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth

Andrei Seryi, Jefferson Lab Associate Director for Accelerators. 

Panelists include leaders in industry, academia and research and development in the three panel areas.

When: Monday, December 17, 2018

Where: CEBAF Center, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Va.

Time: 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.

Credentials: Contact the Jefferson Lab Communications Office by noon on Friday, December 14, if you plan to attend any part of the event, or if your news agency would like to receive photos of the event.

Background: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory. Scientists worldwide utilize the lab’s unique particle accelerator, known as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF), to probe the most basic building blocks of matter - helping us to better understand these particles and the forces that bind them - and ultimately our world. Jefferson Lab is a world leader in advanced accelerator technologies, with R&D, testing and production capabilities from concept through production. This event is sponsored by the DOE Accelerator Stewardship program which works to make particle accelerator technology widely available to science and industry by supporting use-inspired basic research in accelerator science and technology.

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Contact: Deborah Dowd, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, 757-269-7180,



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