Technical Support Groups
Experimental Nuclear Physics
In a typical experiment at Jefferson Lab, a beam of high-energy electrons or photons strike a target located at the heart of one of the four experimental halls, producing a shower of sub-atomic particles. These particles are captured by the numerous detector systems in the halls, recorded using ultra-fast electronic hardware, and analyzed using some of the most sophisticated software in the world. The instrumentation and software for these experiments are provided and supported by the scientists, engineers and technicians of the Physics Division’s Technical Support Groups.