Jefferson Center for Research & Technology
As one of the premier sub-atomic research facilities in the world, Jefferson Lab continues its remarkable growth, even amidst federal fiscal challenges. Jefferson Lab is in the process of completing a major upgrade project that doubles the power of the particle accelerator and allows for more experimentation through the addition of a fourth testing hall. Completion of this project will increase Jefferson Lab’s value on the global scale and bring more research scientists to the area. In addition, over the next two years, Jefferson Lab will be competing with one other U.S. facility to connect a second accelerator for conducting experiments using both electrons and ions to further explore sub-atomic regions and behaviors. This two-phase, $1.2 billion expansion potential would likely double the campus employment up to 1,600 personnel in coming years, and will be master-planned strategically with the corporate research presence planned as part of Tech Center at Oyster Point.