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Jefferson Lab Science: Today and Tomorrow

Topic: Jefferson Lab Science: Today and Tomorrow
Talker: Prof. ROBERT D. McKEOWN
Time: 2011-07-07 10:00
Address: 210 meeting room, Department of Modern Physics
Abstract: The continuous electron beam accelerator facility at Jefferson Lab, built with novel superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) technology, provides opportunities to discover fundamental new aspects of the structure of visible matter – protons, neutrons and other bound states, and of the strong interaction, described by the gauge theory Quantum Chromodynamics. 
Jefferson Lab's accelerator has been in operation since 1995. It is unique in the world and is currently undergoing a major upgrade to double its energy. The upgrade will bring new opportunities, not only in the study of hadronic matter, but also in searches for new physics, such as a suite of experiments to search for massive “dark photons”. The powerful SRF technology also enables a new generation of light sources with unprecedented brightness for experiments in physics, biology, chemistry, and materials science.
In this talk, I will give an overview of Jefferson Lab’s current and future science program, along with a summary of possible future directions for the laboratory.