Machine Control Center Display

Jefferson Lab's accelerator is operated from the Machine Control Center. The MCC features a full-wall display that allows operators to monitor every function of the accelerator and to make adjustments as needed.


Founded in 1985, Jefferson Lab is a world-leading nuclear physics research facility whose mission it is to explore the nucleus of the atom.

The lab employs more than 800 physicists, engineers, computer specialists, technicians and other support staff in pursuit of this mission.

The lab also serves more more than 1,300 visiting scientists and students from around the U.S. and the world who use the lab and its resources to conduct their research.

 Supporting this large and dynamic group requires multiple resources and experts in a variety of fields, including superconducting radiofrequency technology, cryogenics, high-speed computing, mechanical engineering, experimental physics and theoretical physics.

Together these diverse talents and skills help advance the nation's science agenda.