Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab)
is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) with strong support
from the City of Newport News, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and
the United States Congress. As a user facility for scientists
worldwide, its primary mission is to conduct basic research of
the atom's nucleus at the quark level.
Fans of science and science fiction have been warned that mixing matter with anti-matter can yield explosive results. And that's just what physicists were counting on, in hopes of blowing wide open a puzzle that has confounded them for the last decade.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.