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Discover why Jefferson Lab is a popular field trip destination for students in Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas. Registration is now open for the laboratory’s full calendar of free Physics Fest events taking place during the 2018-2019 school year.
Young Researcher Awarded Funds from European Union for International Research
Group of diverse people looking at smartphone
Most of us walk around with a smart phone, but I bet it’s news to many that the tools first built to understand the workings of the nucleus of the atom, the same tools used here at Jefferson Lab, became the tools to ultimately create smart phones (and more). Having my smartphone is great; it helps...
Protons appear to get extra pep in their step when they’re outnumbered by neutrons in the atom’s nucleus.
Members of the media are invited to a poster session highlighting summer intern science projects at Jefferson Lab.
Jefferson Lab is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 science enrichment program for fifth-, sixth- and eighth-grade teachers of science. The JSAT program is designed to increase teachers' knowledge of the physical sciences and strengthen teaching skills.
The following statement is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and Brookhaven National Laboratory—along with the Electron-Ion Collider User Group—in response to a report issued today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...
Two graduate students and two postdoctoral research scientists are awarded fellowships to advance the science of a proposed electron-ion collider.


The OARtrac® system, built with detector technologies used in nuclear physics, has won kudos for measuring radiation treatments in hard-to-reach areas.
Let’s delve a little deeper into a topic I have mentioned before in a blog post - nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine can be simply described as that area of healthcare that uses nuclear physics principles to detect and/or treat disease. Cancer is one disease where the power of nuclear medicine has...
Dilon and Jefferson Lab signatories for license
Detector technology with lower radiation dose now licensed by Dilon Technologies
In a lab where every detail could be historically relevant, the Jefferson Lab History Archives Program captures the past for future audiences.
This week, almost two dozen children participated in Jefferson Lab's popular Summer Science Camp for Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing Youth, designed to meet the needs of rising fourth- through eighth-grade students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Pressure systems are everywhere, from underground steam pipes throughout a city, to combustion engines in cars and even in most of the equipment at Jefferson Lab.
Spring-actuated dog silhouettes placed strategically around campus successfully deter geese, saving Jefferson Lab time, effort and money.

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