12 GeV Upgrade Dedication Event
On May 2, 2018, the Department of Energy and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility held a dedication ceremony for the Jefferson Lab $338 million 12 GeV CEBAF Upgrade project, which tripled the original design energy of the laboratory’s Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility.

CEBAF, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is the world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of the atom's nucleus. Completed on time and on budget, the $338 million upgrade has tripled CEBAF's original operating energy and commissioned a new experimental area dedicated to providing insight into one of the universe’s great mysteries: why the fundamental constituents of matter, quarks, may never be found in isolation. The newly upgraded CEBAF enables a diverse and compelling program of experiments proposed by the lab’s nearly 1,600-member community of scientists who come to Jefferson Lab from around the world to conduct their research.
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