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Today, we're celebrating John Cockcroft. He and Ernest Walton developed an accelerator and first split apart an atom for study in 1932. The duo accelerated protons to bombard the nuclei of lithium atoms. In the CEBAF accelerator (pictured), electrons are accelerated for research that will enable the first snapshots of the 3D structure of protons and neutrons, detailed explorations of the internal dynamics and quark-gluon structure of nuclei, and tests of fundamental theories of matter.
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#TBT Circa May 24, 1996: Then Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary, a Newport News native, joined Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner and Nobel Laureate Martin Perl to celebrate the dedication and renaming of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility as the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
https://www.jlab.org/news/ontarget/target-june-1996#greatness


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Get your geek on this summer at Jefferson Lab's Physics Fest- Aug 2. Seats fill up fast, so register your students and kids today for this FREE event! http://education.jlab.org/physicsfest/index.html
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Jefferson Lab staff showed off activities that demonstrated aspects of magnetism and electromagnetism at the NNPS&CNS STEM Community Day on May 20 at CNU. More than 5,000 people attended the event. Visitors to our table got to test out real (small) electromagnets!
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Scientists are abuzz this week about QCD Evolution 2017. This workshop addresses new developments in quantum chromodynamics - the theory that describes quarks, gluons and their interactions. These are the particles and force that build the protons and neutrons in the nucleus of every atom in the universe!

https://www.jlab.org/conferences/qcd-evolution2017/index.html
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On Armed Forces Day, we remember the men and women who protect and serve! We send our sincere thanks to those in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Reserves, National Guard and Coast Guard – for their many sacrifices and dedication – and especially to all the military stationed in Hampton Roads. @JointBaseLangleyEustis @nasodn.mwr @WPNSTAYorktown @NavalAirStationOceana @NavyAMCAirTermNorfolk

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In 2012, JLab’s Director of Accelerator Operations, Arne Freyberger, began the Fall Cycling Commuter Challenge to encourage folks to bike to work. Participants honorably track their mileage on a shared Google Spreadsheet. Prizes are awarded for Consistency (most days ridden) and Total Mileage. Based on the info they track, they calculate the amount of gasoline not burned on their commutes and the calories they burned. The program is now dubbed Autumn Cycling Commuter Challenge because spreadsheet manager Michael Merz felt using the words “Fall” and “Cycling” together was a bad combination! For more info on cycling to work, check out The League of American Bicyclists at http://www.bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0

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Look for JLab at the 2017 NNPS & CNU STEM Community Day being held tomorrow (May 20) at the Christopher Newport University Freeman Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come! Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in fun, engaging, and educational ways. Learn about STEM education opportunities and professions! Event is free and open to the public. For more info, visit: http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/stem/communityday/
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The 6 GeV era of CEBAF at Jefferson Lab ended officially on May 18, 2012, in order to allow completion of the 12 GeV Upgrade. It marked the end of a very successful run. During 6 GeV operations, 175 experiments were conducted providing the basis for more than 400 Ph.D. degrees awarded – based on JLab-related physics! https://goo.gl/dg6UbP

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Jefferson Lab/Jefferson Science Associates has a long-standing commitment to doing business with and mentoring small businesses. That commitment and support received national recognition at the 16th Annual Dept. of Energy Small Business Forum and Expo held May 16-18, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo. The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization presented JSA with two awards. https://goo.gl/4BuUdU https://goo.gl/AQr1Mt
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