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J
See PSI.
J-PARC
Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex.
JADE
JADE detector at DESY.
JAEA
Japanese Atomic Energy Agency.
JAERI
Japanese Atomic Energy Research Institute.
JAI
John Adams Institute for accelerator science. (UK)
JAIDA
Java implementation of AIDA - Abstract Interfaces for Data Analysis.
JAPC
Java Api for Parameter Control.
JAS
Java Analysis Studio. Experiment-independent analysis tools for high energy physics data developed at SLAC.
JASON
A US government science advisory group.
Java
An object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems and designed to be small, simple, and portable across platforms and operating systems. It is best known for its 'applets,' dynamic, interactive programs that can run inside a World Wide Web page displayed by a Java-capable browser. The origins of the name 'Java' are explained as:'it survived the trademark search.'
JavaScript
A scripting language developed by Netscape to enable Web authors to design interactive sites. Although it shares many of the features and structures of the full Java language, it was developed independently. JavaScript can interact with HTML source code, enabling Web authors to add dynamic content to their sites. It is supported by most browsers, although Internet Explorer supports only a subset, which Microsoft calls Jscript.
JAXA
Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency.
JAZELLE
A Data management system for SLD, based upon ZEBRA, a system first developed by CERN.
JBD
Jordan-Brans-Dicke
JBEI
Joint BioEnergy Institute. (DOE)
JCC
Joint Committee on Cooperation. Full name: US - USSR Joint Committee on Cooperation and the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.
JCC FPM
Joint Coordinating Committee for research on Fundamental Properties of Matter (US - USSR)
JCCFPM
see JCC FPM
JCESR
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.
JCSG
Joint Center for Structural Genomics. (SSRL)
JC3
Department of Energy Cyber Joint Syberscruity Coordination Center.
JDEM
Joint Dark Energy Mission (DOE and NASA). Formerly named Supernova /Acceleration Probe (SNAP) Mission.
Jefferson Lab
The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News,VA, Originally named CEBAF: Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility. Renamed in May 1996.
JET
Joint European Torus (in England)
JFET
Junction gate Field-Effect Transistor (also JUGFET)
JGI
Joint Genomic Institute.(DOE)
JHAM
Job Hazard Analysis and Mitigation.
JHF
Japan Hadron Facility
JHP
Japan Hadron Project. Proposed multi-instrument facility to be built at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan. Plans call for a 50 GeV proton synchrotron ring with a diameter of 1500 m. and a beam current of 10 micro-amperes; a 200 MeV linear accelerator; and a 3 GeV booster ring. If funded, completion is anticipated by 2002, at a cost of about $750 million.
JINR
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia).
JIRA
Issue tracking and project management software application.
JL
See Jefferson Lab
JLC
Japan Linear Collider.
Joint And Several Liability
Under federal and sometimes California law each part that contributed to damages may be held liable for all damages, but each has the right to compel the others to contribute and indemnify.
JON
Judgement Of Need.
JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group. Pronounced jay-peg. JPG is a lossy compression technique for color images. Although it can reduce files sizes to about 5% of their normal size, some detail is lost in the compression.
JPL
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (CalTech).
JPS
Japanese Physical Society.
JREC
Job Requirement and Exposure Checklist.
JSA
Job Safety Analyses.
JSC
Johnson Spaceflight Center. (NASA)
JSP
Java Server Pages.
JSPA
Japan's equivalent of the US National Science Foundation.
JWST
James Webb Space Telescope.
Jy
Jansky. Unit used by radio astronomers for the strength (or flux d ensity) of radiou sources. Named in honor of Karl Guthe Jansky (19 05-1950).

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