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November 23, 2021 Report - Nov 8 - Dec 3 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cooling, impedance, team, R&D, beam-beam)
     - EIC Procurement meet (Nov 8), SRF postdoc interviews, crit hires meet
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee), hiring
     - MGMT AWP planning, appraisal development
     - MGMT AI in Accel Division Workshop (Nov 12)
     - OPS Winter'22 SAD planning meet (Nov 8)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam)
     - ODU Faculty meeting (Nov 9)
     - ADMIN Valeri Lebedev retirement symposium (Nov 19)
     - VACATION Nov 11-15, Nov 17
  Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cooling, impedance, team, R&D, beam-beam)
     - EIC Procurement meet (Nov 8), SRF postdoc interviews, crit hires meet
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee), hiring
     - MGMT AWP planning, appraisal development, P&C (Nov 30)
     - EIC Risk assessment (6.02, Dec 3)
     - MGMT JLAAC (Dec 1-3), JLAAC prep and dry runs
     - OPS Winter'22 SAD planning meet (Nov 29)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam)
     - ADMIN AccApp'21 Dry Runs (Nov 29)
     - HOLIDAY (Nov 25-26, Thanksgiving)
     - VACATION (morning Dec 2, Leah doc appointment)





Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19) 
     - Presentation on FFA@CEBAF for CLAS collaboration
     - B-Team, Ops meetings
     - FFA@CEBAF collaboration work
     - Presentation on FFA@CEBAF for JLAAC
     - Student mentoring
     - Annual appraisals
     - Preparing PRAB paper on PERLE 
  Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)
     - B-Team, Ops meetings
     - FFA@CEBAF collaboration work
     - Optics-on-Call, training Ryan
     - JLAAC Review presentation
     - Graduate Student Steering Committee work
           - PhD student selection process
           - PhD Thesis project for Alex Coxe 





Ryan Bodenstein

  Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19) 
     - Operations meetings
     - B-Team meetings
     - FFA@CEBAF collab work
     - Positron/FFA liaison work
     - Student Guidance
     - LDRD work
          - Exchanges with HR to update position
          - Met with Balša and ODU PhD student for FFA work.
          - Recruiting online
          - Learning BMAD
     - Preparing PRAB paper for FFA collab
     - SafeZone training
     - AI workshop on the 12th
     - BMAD School
  Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)
     - Operations meetings
     - B-Team meetings
     - FFA@CEBAF collab work
     - Positron/FFA liaison work
     - Student Guidance
     - LDRD work
           - Presented PhD Proposal to GSC – vote forthcoming
           - Recruiting online – job now posted on CERN BE website, circulated among BE as well
           - Learning BMAD
     - Preparing PRAB paper for FFA collab
     - Optics on call




Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
     - Redo some calculations for CBB/TCBI in the EIC eSR with the new working point
     - Continue with the paper writing for the journal paper on the CBB/TCBI modeling studies
     - Discussion with Steve Benson on the control of shot noise for a Hamiltonian system
     - Discussion with Gennady Stupakov on the his recent paper about the CSR effects
     - Attend relevant EIC meetings for my work
  Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)
     - Thanksgiving holidays 11/25-26
     - Continue to write the paper that summarize my studies on the CBB/TCBI modeling 
     - Attend relevant EIC meetings for my work






Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
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Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
     - "AI in the Accelerator Division" event
     - Interview committee duties
     - Paper review
     - SBIR review
     - JLAAC talk prep
     - DOE PI Exchange meeting talk prep
     - FRIB seminar talk prep
     - Meetings (grad student, mobile diagnostic)
   Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
     - AI FOA: coordinating C100 data collection, data cleaning and exploration, charting path forward
     - DOE PI Exchange Meeting (talk presentation)
     - JLAAC Review (talk presentation)
     - FRIB Seminar Series (talk presentation)
     - AI@DOE white paper meeting
     - Meeting with UVA collaborator
     - Thanksgiving holiday 🦃






Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
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Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
     - Learned fundamentals of Bmad (Online course by David Sagan).
     - Prepared presentation and paper on\Dual energy storage ring and possible applications" for AccApp'21.
     - Writing PRAB paper on \Dual Energy Storage Ring Cooler".     
   Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)
     - Will update and complete AccApp21 paper and presentation.
     - Will participate at AccApp21 (Nov 30 - Dec 04, 2021). There will be a 15 min talk on Dec 01, 2021 and I will present virtually.
     - Will continue writing a PRAB journal paper.




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
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Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
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Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
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River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
     - Working on EIC Beam-Beam project: For valuating emittance growth rate for different rings, I used the stable models of JLEIC which was offered by Vasiliy to study effects of crab cavity multipoles and RF noise, the simulations has been implemented.     
   Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)
     - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project.




. Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
     - Read more on writing tips & guidelines for a journal paper. And start working on the paper.
     - Choose an individual from the NL lattice solution, compared the solution with 10-pass SL lattice.
           - Since there is some discrepancy with NL & SL optics I had to compare optics plots of all the individuals.
     - Created OptiM file for each pass using the chosen solution, and started ARC matching using OptiM.     
   Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)
     - Complete ARC scaling & matching for the chosen NL lattice setting and build the 10-pass lattice.
     - Work on completing the paper.
     - Work on writing an abstract for IPAC’22.
         





Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
     - UITF
        - MeV emittance measurements and model comparison
     - HLA
        - Tweaks to qsUtility
     - AI FOA
        - Developing AI model for RF data from the archiver
        - Developing tools for harvesting fast DAQ data and archiver data upon appropriate trips
        - Presented progress to the weekly AI FOA brainstorming meeting
     - Attended 0745, 0800, BTeam, AI FOA meetings
     - Optics On-Call
        - Templates for Halls A & C pass changes
        - Assisted with rematching as necessary
     - Training
        - Completed GEN034 Security Awareness
        - Completed SAF116kd Physics Work Governance
   Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)
     - rayTrace
         - Improvements and new features for rayTrace_analyzer
         - Documentation for rayTrace_analyzer
     - HLA
        - Modified qsUtility matchingTool to speed up the download process
        - Tweaks to the qsUtility multiMatch tool
        - Updated qsUtility documentation
     - AI FOA
        - Continue model and tool development
        - Work with RF experts to refine model criteria
     - Training
        - Completed ESC004 electrical safety
        - Completed Zoom training
     - Attend 0800, BTeam, PPB, AI FOA meetings





He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
     - Wrote a python script file to process RF system log files, which reads all the data files in a given folder, clean the data, and 
       save each data set into respective pandas dataframe. 
     - Attended BMAD school.
     - Continue the python JSPEC development.   
   Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)  
     - IContinue RF data processing. 
     - Finish the FMM paper. 
     - Continue the python JSPEC development. 




Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

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Joe Gubeli

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Michael Tiefenback

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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19)
     - Submitted quarterly report for the High Energy Electron cooling for the EIC FOA program.
     - Prepared presentation for JLAAC meeting
     - Responded to reviewers' comments on FAST Magnetized beams paper.
     - Held first SPC meeting for ERL 2022
     - Reviewed a PRAB paper 
     - Reviewed an SBIR proposal.
   Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)
     - Complete preparation and present presentation on EIC cooling ERL for JLAAC panel
     - Attend JLAAC review
     - Continue developing longitudinal model for CeC ERL on LiTrack
     - Develop personnel needs and definitions for the ERL program
     - Rewrite and submit the LOSP for User Lab 4
     - Finish up harmonic RF tech. note.
     - Work on setting up CRADA with HZDR





Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Nov 8 - Nov 19) 
     - Isotopes:  Loida made progress on her AccApp’2021 presentation, I only wrote a small part of our paper.  I reviewed the papers by the two NMT grad students, Geno and Robert who will also present at AccApp’2021 (I am co-author on those as well).  
     - Lila is applying to graduate schools across the country - I have sent in half a dozen references this week - with more to come.  I hope that more than one accepts her, then I will be advising her on which to accept.    
     - ERL Panel and sub-Panel: We have a near final version of both the ERL Roadmap Report and the ERL sub-Panel report.  They are both being edited now (Max Bruker has been really helpful in this).  The ERL Panel report is getting a lot of last minute changes as more people weigh in on their particular area.  Fortunately, this has not been too much work for me - Max Klein has taken this to heart.  But I have been on a couple of video conferences with the lab Directors Group and with Dave Newbold (the chair of the LDG) to smooth some of the concerns.                 
     - PERLE: Believe it or not, the ICRADA has been returned to the DOE with the IN2P3 accepting our original wording that they objected to a couple of months ago.  Is there light at the end of the tunnel?  No idea!   
     - I delivered my talk at the retirement seminar for Valeri Lebedev, trying to recreate ancient history (thanks to Alex and Mike Spata for their help).  It seemed to be a surprising amount of work - more than I had anticipated.                                 
   Next two weeks (Nov 22 - Dec 3)  
     - Isotopes: I completed the first draft of the AccApp’2021 paper with Loida.  Loida is still working on the presentation - I think this will keep me busy over Thanksgiving!  Loida has applied to three grad schools, I need to submit recommendations.   
     - Lila has applied to another two grad schools, I will be sending off references to those as well.  It is a pleasure to be shepherding two of my women REU students to grad school, which is the ultimate goal of the REU program!              
     - ERL Panel and sub-Panel: almost complete.  The Roadmap was frozen on November 19 and sent to the CERN Council.  We are now finalizing the long write-up that will become a CERN Yellow report.  The sub-Panel Report is an Appendix of this document.  Fortunately for me, most of the work is now editing (Max Bruker is phenomenal!) and Max Klein is taking the lead on beating the bushes for the final updates.       
    - ALCC: I attended a meeting of the ALCC, the ILC is still mired in problems; apparently the DIET is concerned that the ILC trajectory might follow that of ITER - a totally reasonable concern.  I was pleased that in this meeting, Mont stated that he had seen a copy of the Roadmap report and was particularly impressed with the ERL section!  
    - ACCAPP'2021: I will be attending AccApp’2021 virtually next week, fortunately, I have been removed from chairing several sessions as they require chairpersons to be physically present in case of snafus.  Nevertheless, as topic organizer for the Accelerator facilities, I am expected to attend, and I have four students to support.  So I won’t get much else done.   
    - VNECA: I have a meeting scheduled next week, I will be taking vacation to attend