Tracking Thomas
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States, author of the Declaration of Independence and one of the leading philosopher-scientists of his generation. He founded the University of Virginia, studied and advanced natural history and re-engineered what was then agriculture's most vital tool – the wooden plow. He also presided over the American Philosophical Society - the United States' intellectual and scientific society of its day - for 17 of his 47 years as a member, even while serving as U.S. vice president and president.

Little Thomas is just as curious as his namesake. He's been photographed on his ramblings around Jefferson Lab, getting into all sorts of places where you'd least expect to find him. Jefferson Lab staffers, students and visiting scientists receive a new view of Thomas each Wednesday, and those who correctly guess his current location are mentioned in a weekly email.
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