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'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
 
'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
  
 
Todd Satogata
 
Todd Satogata
  
   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
      - ADMIN 12 GeV PRAB paper planning
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      - ADMIN FY20 AWP planning
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      - ADMIN Review PRAB paper
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      - ADMIN Recommendation letters (Deepsana Shahi, Mike Lafky)
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      - ER@CEBAF post-JLAAC planning for summer 2020 chicane install
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      - JACOW Team Meeting travel preparation
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      - IPAC'20 SPC/3 Meeting travel preparation
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      - ODU PHYS854 teaching (with Geoff Krafft)
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  Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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       - ADMIN 12 GeV PRAB paper planning/writing
 
       - ADMIN 12 GeV PRAB paper planning/writing
 
       - MGMT Continue annual appraisals, evaluations; AWP updates
 
       - MGMT Continue annual appraisals, evaluations; AWP updates
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       - OPS CEBAF startup support and planning
 
       - OPS CEBAF startup support and planning
 
       - ODU PHYS854 teaching (with Geoff Krafft)
 
       - ODU PHYS854 teaching (with Geoff Krafft)
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      - SICK (Oct 30, part Nov 4, part Nov 6)
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  Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
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      - ADMIN 12 GeV PRAB paper planning/writing
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      - MGMT Continue annual appraisals, AWP updates
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      - JLEIC planning and organization, cooling studies
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      - JACOW Team meeting preparations, IPAC'20 SPC/3 preparations
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      - OPS CEBAF startup support, Hall D procedures development
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      - ODU PHYS854 teaching (with Geoff Krafft)
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      - HOLIDAY Nov 28-29 (Thankgiving)
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      - JACOW Team Meeting Nov 30-Dec 7
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Alex Bogacz
 
Alex Bogacz
 
    
 
    
   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)  
      - Alternative lattice for the LHeC ERL
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      - Invention disclosures review
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      - Appraisals
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      - Vac
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  Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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       - Vac
 
       - Vac
       - SBIR proposal review  
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       - SBIR proposal review  
       - Lattice work for nuSTORM  
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       - Lattice work for nuSTORM  
       - Chapter on the LHeC ERL Optics (The LHeC Technical Design Report )
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       - Chapter on the LHeC ERL Optics (The LHeC Technical Design Report )
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  Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
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      - Lectures/Homework for USPAS’20
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      - PRAB article review
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      - Thanksgiving
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      - Optimized Spr/Rec design for the LHeC ERL
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      - Intention disclosures review
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Rui Li
 
Rui Li
 
    
 
    
   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
      - Prepare and present JLEIC impedance studies at JLEIC R&D meeting
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      - Participate multi-lab (LBL/SLAC/APS/NSLS-II) monthly seminar on collective effects in electron storage rings (I'm asked to present the
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        next monthly seminar on collective effects in JLEIC)
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      - Continue my collaboration with ALS-U and SLAC on impedance and instability
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      - Literature study on feedback systems for coupled-bunch instability
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      - Discuss with Frank Marhauser and Mark Wiseman on impedance progresses, and plan for the next JLEIC imepedance meeting
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  Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)  
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       - Organize JLEIC impedance meeting on 11/11
 
       - Organize JLEIC impedance meeting on 11/11
      - Finish writing up the technote on spectra for uneven bunch fill
 
 
       - Continue my collaboration with ALS-U and SLAC on impedance and instability
 
       - Continue my collaboration with ALS-U and SLAC on impedance and instability
 
       - Continue understanding of the feedback systems for coupled bunch instability
 
       - Continue understanding of the feedback systems for coupled bunch instability
 
       - Prepare and give presentation on "Collective Effects in Electron-Ion Colliders" for the inter-lab (SLAC/LBL/APS/NSLS-II/JLAB) tele-
 
       - Prepare and give presentation on "Collective Effects in Electron-Ion Colliders" for the inter-lab (SLAC/LBL/APS/NSLS-II/JLAB) tele-
 
         seminar (focused on collective effects) on 11/22
 
         seminar (focused on collective effects) on 11/22
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  Next two weeks (Nov 25 -Dec 6)
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      - Organize JLEIC impedance meeting on 11/11
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      - Finish writing up the technote on spectra for uneven bunch fill
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      - Write abstracts for IPAC 2020
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      - Continue my understanding of coupled bunch instability and feedback systems
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      - Organize the impedance meeting in December
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Edy Nissen
 
Edy Nissen
 
    
 
    
     Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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     Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Finished my proposal for the DESIREE experiment and submitted it, I have received confirmation that it is now with the review committee
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       - I will be on extended medical leave
      - Finished the decoupling system in the HEB now that a solenoid has been added
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     Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
      - Wrote up a tech note about the current design of the HEB
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      - Am currently working on a description of the DESIREE experiment and the details gained from it
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     Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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       - I will be on extended medical leave
 
       - I will be on extended medical leave
  
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Chris Tennant
 
Chris Tennant
 
    
 
    
     Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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     Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Division seminar prep
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       - Gave Division Seminar talk
       - CEBAF PRAB manuscript work (verifying data with DT Manager)
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       - Follow-up from Seminar talk and had several meetings for AI opportunities in Accelerator Division
      - ML to model CEBAF pathlength (meet with Dennis T)
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       - "Problem of the Quarter" talk preparation (for AI lunch series)
      - Autonomous robot meeting
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       - Communication about SBIR opportunities (Radiasoft, Will Ford)
      - Work with Gunn Tae on magnetized beam modeling
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      - Continue with PRAB draft
       - "Problem of the Quarter" for AI Lunch Series
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     Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
       - BNL CeC meeting and slide prep for PI meeting in DC
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       - Thanksgiving break!
     Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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       - Hosting meeting to identify AI opportunities in Accelerator Division
       - BNL CeC (telecon starting up again)
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       - Telecon about a proposal to NSF for a AI Research Institute funds
       - JLEIC CCR (next approach)
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       - Fine-tune ML models for SRF fault classifier in anticipation of fall run
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Yuhong Zhang
 
Yuhong Zhang
  
   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Attend the Accelerator R&D PI Exchange Meeting
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       -  
   Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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   Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
 
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Max Bruker
 
Max Bruker
  
   Previous (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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   Previous (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Electron cooling theory
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       - Implemented and verified Tom's phase modulation scheme for temporal dithering of cooler beam
       - Preparation for IMP experiment, travel paperwork
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       - Travel preparations for IMP experiment
      - Cool'19 proceedings survey
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   Next (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
      - Learned GPT basics to see if it could substitute CST for magnetized DC beam tracking
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       - Last experimental preparations for IMP; data analysis mockup
            - Precise modeling of equipotential surfaces seems difficult, so the space charge potential is probably inaccurate
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       - Travel to IMP and measure stuff
            - Seems suitable for simple checks of magnetized optics
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   Next (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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       - Look at data from previous IMP experiment
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       - Become familiar with the deficiencies of the setup
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Fanglei Lin
 
Fanglei Lin
  
   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
         - Worked on the storage ring cooler project, and reported the progress in the storage ring cooler meeting
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         - Worked on the storage ring cooler project
         - Revisited the electron top-off injection scheme for JLEIC
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         - Revisited the electron top-off injection scheme for JLEIC and reported in the JLEIC RD meeting
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        - Preparing the teaching material for the Spin@USPAS class
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        - Attended the JLEIC weekly meeting and presented an overview of JLEIC polarization design
 
         - Miscellaneous: attended the Innovative HE Cooling Project Status meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended JLEIC R&D
 
         - Miscellaneous: attended the Innovative HE Cooling Project Status meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended JLEIC R&D
           meeting, discussed introducing computation of DK depolarization rate using Zgoubi with Radiasoft colleagues, attended JLEIC detector
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           meeting, attended JLEIC weekly meeting, attended a meeting for the Spin@USPAS class, attended the JLEIC transient beam loading   
           meeting.
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           meeting, attended the JLEIC IR machine detector interface assessment meeting
   Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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   Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
 
         - Evaluate the IR design for various electron energies
 
         - Evaluate the IR design for various electron energies
 
         - Work on the storage ring cooler project
 
         - Work on the storage ring cooler project
         - Work on teaching material for a USPAS class
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         - Work on teaching material for the Spin@USPAS class
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        - Prepare and submit abstracts to IPAC2020
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       - Continue different multipole correction schemes
 
       - Continue different multipole correction schemes
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
  
  
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River Huang
 
River Huang
  
     Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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     Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Transparent Spin Projet - We completed the CASA Curve-Fitting python codes based on the least square method. Using our CASA Curve-
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       - Transparent Spin Projet - In order to test the theoretical prediction, we introduced different cases of misalignments in RHIC lattice
        Fitting we can obtain the numerical results of the spin resonance-strength, the spin field directions, the phases in spin resonance
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         configuration and we obtained the spin field direction and the resonance strength by fitting the data to offset spin curves. The  
         process, the average spin value and the amplitude. Again, OPERA field maps with snakes’ parallel (the snake currents were varied using a
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         obtained resonance strength was consistent with the theoretical prediction. The spin field was close to horizontal as expected. We plan
        fitting procedure to adjust the snake axis to 0°) has been put into RHIC’s lattice. After precisely adjusting the total bending angle of
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         to report these results on IPAC2000.
        all of the dipole magnets to sum up to 2π, we tried to realize the spin transparent in a simulation for the RHIC’s configuration: all of
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       - CASA Beam-Beam package - In order to generate or deal with users’ own data for different phase definitions, we completed a Python code
        the spin components are constant from turn to turn with a good numerical precision. The four different cases of misalignments was
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         and added it into CASA Beam-Beam package. We revised BeamBeam3D (BB3D) so that BB3D can track all detail changes of a particle phase-
         introduced into same RHIC lattice, the spin tracking from 1 turn to 2000 turns was carried out and the spin resonance-strength was  
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         coordinate.  
         obtained.
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     Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
       - CASA Beam-Beam package - For the case β_1x^*≫σ_1x^*,β_2x^*≫σ_2x^*,  the analytical solution of the luminosity was derived by us. This
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         new solution has been involved in CASA Beam-Beam package. For JLEIC Parameters and Luminosity Performance, we did the benchmarks. The
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         results of our analytical solution and the numerical results are consistent.  
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     Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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       - Continue working on EIC project
 
       - Continue working on EIC project
  
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Dennis Turner
 
Dennis Turner
  
     Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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     Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - I was out quite a bit due to having a loved one in the hospital.
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       - Worked with Alicia to reconcile Injector upgrade elegant deck with GPT model.
       - 130keV emittance measurements.
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       - Progress on QTSnyder upgrade for RHEL7.
       - qsUtility tweaks.
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       - Injector matching for the various energy options for the upcoming run.
       - Discussion with Chris Tennant about using ML for pathlength prediction.
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       - Performed some myself and provided assistance to the crews over the weekend.
       - elegant deck for Injector upgrade
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       - Gathered sources for 12GeV PRAB paper.
       - Modified the elegant 'view3dgeometry' tool to help with building the deck
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      - Attended BTeam, Injector Upgrade, AI lunch, 12GeV PRAB meetings.
       - Attended BTeam and AI lunch meetings.
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       - Attended AI Projects for Accelerator Division meeting; proposed using ML for finding unstable SRF cavities in CEBAF.
     Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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      - Addressed OPS-PRs for problems with high-level apps discovered during startup.
       - Analyze 130keV emittance measurement data.
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       - Continued exploring ML with Keras and TensorFlow.
       - Develop a separate tool for performing ansd analyzing 130keV emittance measurements
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     Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
       - Continue work on assigned sections for the 12GeV PRAB paper.
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       - Assist with CEBAF startup as needed.
       - Configure optics for the Injector upgrade elegant deck.
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       - Address OPS-PRs generated during startup.
      - Start populating the Injector upgrade CED workspace.
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      - Finish QTSnyder upgrade and write ATLis for testing.
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      - Continue work on Injector upgrade elegant deck.
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       - Continue work on assigned sections of the 12GeV PRAB paper.
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       - Attend BTeam, Injector Upgrade, AI lunch, 12GeV PRAB meetings.
 
       - Continue exploring ML with Keras and TensorFlow.
 
       - Continue exploring ML with Keras and TensorFlow.
      - Finish QTSnyder upgrade and write ATLis for testing
 
      - Attend BTeam, 12GeV paper, Injector Upgrade, and AI lunch meetings.
 
      - Assist with CEBAF startup as needed.
 
  
 
 
 
  
  
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He Zhang
 
He Zhang
  
     Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)     
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     Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)     
       - JSPEC - Our colleague, Dr. Bruker, refactored the Martini model for IBS rate calculation and send a pull request to the github
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       - JSPEC - Refactoring the electron cooling rate calculation. Haven’t finished.     
        repository. I doublechecked his work and revised slightly mostly for coding style. Inspired by his work, I refactored the Bjorken-
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       - Other - Reviewed an SBIR proposal for DOE.  
        Mtingwa model. Since Bruker’s work is on the version before I added the IBS contribution by element feature, I implemented this again
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     Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)  
        after refactoring the IBS formulas.     
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       - Vacation most of the time.
       - Other - Prepared a few slides on cooling code development FOA for the DOE PI meeting.  
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      - Finish refactor electron cooling rate calculation. Revisit the particle model and the turn-by-turn model. Make sure they work well.  
     Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)  
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       - Refactor electron cooling rate calculation. Revisit the particle model and the turn-by-turn model. Make sure they work well.
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      - Start working on JSPEC benchmarking with Lanzhou experimental data.
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      - Vacation in the second week.
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Joe Gubeli
 
Joe Gubeli
  
     Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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     Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Isotope Experiment – Helped with adding diagnostic and connecting them to an EPICS controlled systems. Checked viewers needed to run to both the 1G and 1X destinations.
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       - Isotope Experiment – Prepare for a two day run to the 1G dump. Worked with I&C to fix problems with viewers. Created a test setup for
        Found issues with five of the thirteen viewers and emailed I&C the list.
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        the LERF Cameras. These cameras can now be set correctly (gain, black level, sharpness and gamma) as well as verified to work on the
       - Halo monitor – Had several discussions with collaborators and created an ATLis beam test plan.
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        Beamenizer.
       - HPWS – Repositioned the HPWS to its nominal operational angle of 45 degrees. Found that in this configuration the full travel cannot be reached due to a current limit
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       - Halo monitor – Run delayed a week.
        setting. Increasing this setting can damage the linear motors. Added a pneumatic cylinder and an air regulator to the HPWS. Set the regulator to move the stage to the
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       - HPWS – Printed a pneumatic cylinder holder for the air balancer. It and the cylinder was installed and tested.
        center of travel. With this addition the full range of the stage can now be reached.
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      - AWP – Completed the AWP for two projects
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     Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
 
     Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Isotope Experiment – Prepare for a two day run to the 1G dump.
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       - Isotope Experiment – Help with the two day run to the 1G dump.
       - Halo monitor – Conduct the Halo Monitor experiment in the LERF
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       - Halo monitor – Conduct the Halo Monitor experiment in the LERF.
 
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      - DPIT – Discuss the future of the LERF Video system
 
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LERF - Steve Benson  
 
LERF - Steve Benson  
 
   
 
   
     Previous two weeks (Oct. 28 - Nov. 8)
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     Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Finished setting up seminars for November 14, 19, 21, and Dec. 12 ( with a lot of help from Tristan)
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       - Submitted Test plans for 1G run
       - Reviewed paper on Compton gamma ray sources for DOE review.
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       - Reviewed PRAB paper
      - Restarted Cooler ring meetings and wrote up summary
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       - Completed punch list items for Isotope ERR
      - Update Manouchehr Farkhondeh with budget details of SOW change for IMP experiment.
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       - Hosted three seminars
       - Worked on punch list items for the Isotope ERR
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      - Completed review of Compton Gamma Source paper
       - Prepared slides for and attended the NP Accelerator R&D PI Exchange meeting in Gaithersburg MD.
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     Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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      - Submit Test plans for 1G run
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      - Review SBIR
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      - Review PRAB paper
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       - Get kicker coils for RF merge test completed
 
       - Get kicker coils for RF merge test completed
 
       - Certify User Lab 4 in the LERF
 
       - Certify User Lab 4 in the LERF
       - Complete punch list items for Isotope ERR
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       - Review SBIR
      - Submit papers for ERL workshop
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       - Assist in run to the 1G dump with CW beam.
 
       - Assist in run to the 1G dump with CW beam.
 
  
  
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Andrew Hutton
 
Andrew Hutton
 
   
 
   
     Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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     Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Preparing a talk on the history of JLab for the 86th Annual Meeting of the APS Southeastern Section 0n Friday, November 8, 2019 in
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       - Lost a fair amount of time due to (very) minor surgery, pre-op and post-op visits, etc.  I will survive! 
         Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.  I had never done a talk like this and it took a lot of reading and preparationI would be happy
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      - On November 12, I attended a VNECA meeting on Richmond to approve the draft annual report (I sent a copy to Stuart, Andrei and Todd). 
         to give the talk to the members of CASA to make the effort worth while - there were only 20 people at the talk at SESAPS! 
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        We are moving forward on closing out the Isotope ERR items; we will have had two meetings on this as well as a lot of behind the scenes
       - We are also gearing up for a 1G run with CW beam in LERF as well as finalizing the preparations for our first isotope irradiation. I  
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        cajoling. 
         have a meeting of VNECA in Richmond tomorrow.    
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      - I discussed with Doug Wells, our isotope collaborator at NMT, a new FOA for Isotopes which is only available to Universities.  It was
     Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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         agreed that NMT would take the lead on this.  I discussed this with Stuart and got his blessing to proceedOur part would be
       - I will be having (very) minor outpatient surgery this week so I will be out a fair bit with pre-op and post op.
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         irradiating targets prepared at NMT, which would then be shipped offsite to VCU for separation.  Chemists from NMT would participate in
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        the separation.  We also discussed the follow-on Isotope FOA that currently funds us; Doug will develop a short list of isotopes that we
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        could address, and we would then discuss this list with Ethan Balkin, DOE-ONP Isotope Program Manager, to gauge the level of interest.
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        We expect this FOA to come out in July 2020. 
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       - I developed and presented my idea for asynchronous electron cooling for JLEIC. I now don’t think this is the best solution, but I was
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         pleased to generate discussion that hopefully will lead to improved understanding of the cooling process.
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     Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
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       - We hope to have CW beam to the 1G dump (credit to Kevin, Steve and Joe).  I also hope to be able to submit demonstration that we have
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        met all of the ERR items and receive beam authorization for the first 1kW isotope irradiation. 
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      - On December 3, i (and Todd) will be on a conference call to advise the Madison Accelerator Lab. 
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      - I will continue to look at improving the JLEIC cooling.

Latest revision as of 15:58, 7 January 2020

Nov 21 2019 Report - Nov 11 - Dec 6 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - ADMIN 12 GeV PRAB paper planning/writing
     - MGMT Continue annual appraisals, evaluations; AWP updates
     - JLEIC R&D planning and organization, Michael Sullivan visit
     - JACOW Team meeting preparations, IPAC'20 SPC/3 preparations
     - OPS CEBAF startup support and planning
     - ODU PHYS854 teaching (with Geoff Krafft)
     - SICK (Oct 30, part Nov 4, part Nov 6) 
  Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     - ADMIN 12 GeV PRAB paper planning/writing
     - MGMT Continue annual appraisals, AWP updates
     - JLEIC planning and organization, cooling studies
     - JACOW Team meeting preparations, IPAC'20 SPC/3 preparations
     - OPS CEBAF startup support, Hall D procedures development
     - ODU PHYS854 teaching (with Geoff Krafft)
     - HOLIDAY Nov 28-29 (Thankgiving)
     - JACOW Team Meeting Nov 30-Dec 7



Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22) 
     - Vac
     - SBIR proposal review 
     - Lattice work for nuSTORM 
     - Chapter on the LHeC ERL Optics (The LHeC Technical Design Report )
  Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     - Lectures/Homework for USPAS’20
     - PRAB article review
     - Thanksgiving
     - Optimized Spr/Rec design for the LHeC ERL 
     - Intention disclosures review



Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Organize JLEIC impedance meeting on 11/11
     - Continue my collaboration with ALS-U and SLAC on impedance and instability
     - Continue understanding of the feedback systems for coupled bunch instability
     - Prepare and give presentation on "Collective Effects in Electron-Ion Colliders" for the inter-lab (SLAC/LBL/APS/NSLS-II/JLAB) tele-
       seminar (focused on collective effects) on 11/22
  Next two weeks (Nov 25 -Dec 6) 
     - Organize JLEIC impedance meeting on 11/11
     - Finish writing up the technote on spectra for uneven bunch fill
     - Write abstracts for IPAC 2020
     - Continue my understanding of coupled bunch instability and feedback systems
     - Organize the impedance meeting in December




Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - I will be on extended medical leave
   Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     - I will be on extended medical leave



Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Gave Division Seminar talk
     - Follow-up from Seminar talk and had several meetings for AI opportunities in Accelerator Division
     - "Problem of the Quarter" talk preparation (for AI lunch series)
     - Communication about SBIR opportunities (Radiasoft, Will Ford)
     - Continue with PRAB draft
   Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     - Thanksgiving break!
     - Hosting meeting to identify AI opportunities in Accelerator Division
     - Telecon about a proposal to NSF for a AI Research Institute funds




Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
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  Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
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Max Bruker

  Previous (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     -	Implemented and verified Tom's phase modulation scheme for temporal dithering of cooler beam
     -	Travel preparations for IMP experiment
  Next (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     -	Last experimental preparations for IMP; data analysis mockup
     -	Travel to IMP and measure stuff



Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
       - Worked on the storage ring cooler project
       - Revisited the electron top-off injection scheme for JLEIC and reported in the JLEIC RD meeting
       - Preparing the teaching material for the Spin@USPAS class
       - Attended the JLEIC weekly meeting and presented an overview of JLEIC polarization design
       - Miscellaneous: attended the Innovative HE Cooling Project Status meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended JLEIC R&D
         meeting, attended JLEIC weekly meeting, attended a meeting for the Spin@USPAS class, attended the JLEIC transient beam loading    
         meeting, attended the JLEIC IR machine detector interface assessment meeting
  Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
       - Evaluate the IR design for various electron energies
       - Work on the storage ring cooler project
       - Work on teaching material for the Spin@USPAS class
       - Prepare and submit abstracts to IPAC2020




Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
     - Working on longitudinal dynamics and stability in two energy storage ring cooler.
     - Working with new lattice. Dr Fanglei Lin has designed new optics for two energy storage ring cooler.
     - Single and many particles tracking.
     - Understanding of bunching cavity phase and the stability based on particle tracking.
   Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Optimization of parameters in two energy storage ring design.
     - Single and many particles tracking using new lattice.
     - Energy spread and bucket height simulation based on bunching cavity voltage.
     - Preparing a talk for Nov 22 Friday "High innovative cooler meeting".



Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
     - Attended EINN'19 and gave a presentation on the JLEIC and eRHIC designs
     - Attended the PI exchange meeting and presented the status of the transparent spin test project
     - Preparation for a trip to CERN to work on analysis of the SPS crab cavity test data 
     - Optimization of the IBS rate in the JLEIC ion collider ring, meeting with V. Lebedev
     - Exploration of the chromaticity compensation options and magnet requirements in an IBS optimized ion collider ring lattice
   Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Work at CERN on the crab cavity test data analysis
     - Continue exploration of the chromaticity compensation options and magnet requirements in an IBS optimized ion collider ring lattice 
     - Spin tracking for the transparent spin experiment
     - Preparation for the EICUG Yellow Reports - Kick-off Meeting




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8):
     - Participation in the DOE independent project review of LBNF/DUNE. Chaired the subcommittee reviewing the Beamline WBS. 
     - Completed final report for LBNF/DUNE review.
     - Continued work on heavy ion stripping chicane design in TRACK, particularly looking at longitudinal dynamics of stripped lead ions after
       traversing a four dipole chicane.
   Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Continued work on linac optimization for reduced transverse emittance.
     - Continued work on heavy ion stripping chicane design in TRACK and PyORBIT.
     - Continued work on TRACK vs PyORBIT comparison for linac simulations.
     - Preparation of abstracts for IPAC20.







Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
     - CEBAF:
          - Bteam preparation/meetings
          - Preparing and investigating alternate schemes for reduced linac gradients
          - Schedule and coordination for startup
     - JLEIC:
          - FOA PI meeting at DOE
          - Re-scoping of FOA
          - Meeting with student every week
          - Meeting with CNU prof and JLab operations for use of drones in tunnel (AI)
          - Organizing committee for AI workshop    
     - OTHER
          - Preparing lecture for SPIN2020 school. Initial gathering and writing of agenda
   Next two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
     - SLLP training in Chicago
     - Machine startup



Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
     - Next step of the orbit correction - correcting the beta function distortion 
     - Investigating different multipole correction schemes.
     - Jlab contribution to the quarterly report
   Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Continue to correct beta distortion
     - Continue different multipole correction schemes


River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Transparent Spin Projet - In order to test the theoretical prediction, we introduced different cases of misalignments in RHIC lattice 
       configuration and we obtained the spin field direction and the resonance strength by fitting the data to offset spin curves. The 
       obtained resonance strength was consistent with the theoretical prediction. The spin field was close to horizontal as expected. We plan
       to report these results on IPAC2000.
     - CASA Beam-Beam package - In order to generate or deal with users’ own data for different phase definitions, we completed a Python code
       and added it into CASA Beam-Beam package. We revised BeamBeam3D (BB3D) so that BB3D can track all detail changes of a particle phase-
       coordinate. 
   Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
      - Continue working on EIC project


Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
     - Edited the script to output 6-D coordinates of a specific particle.
   Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Calculation of Lyapunov exponent using the data obtained from BB3D simulations.



Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Worked with Alicia to reconcile Injector upgrade elegant deck with GPT model.
     - Progress on QTSnyder upgrade for RHEL7.
     - Injector matching for the various energy options for the upcoming run.
     - Performed some myself and provided assistance to the crews over the weekend.
     - Gathered sources for 12GeV PRAB paper.
     - Attended BTeam, Injector Upgrade, AI lunch, 12GeV PRAB meetings.
     - Attended AI Projects for Accelerator Division meeting; proposed using ML for finding unstable SRF cavities in CEBAF. 
     - Addressed OPS-PRs for problems with high-level apps discovered during startup.
     - Continued exploring ML with Keras and TensorFlow.
   Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     - Assist with CEBAF startup as needed.
     - Address OPS-PRs generated during startup.
     - Finish QTSnyder upgrade and write ATLis for testing.
     - Continue work on Injector upgrade elegant deck.
     - Continue work on assigned sections of the 12GeV PRAB paper.
     - Attend BTeam, Injector Upgrade, AI lunch, 12GeV PRAB meetings.
     - Continue exploring ML with Keras and TensorFlow.



He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)     
     - JSPEC - Refactoring the electron cooling rate calculation. Haven’t finished.     
     - Other - Reviewed an SBIR proposal for DOE. 
   Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6) 
     - Vacation most of the time. 
     - Finish refactor electron cooling rate calculation. Revisit the particle model and the turn-by-turn model. Make sure they work well. 




Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

   Previous two weeks (Oct 28 - Nov 8)
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Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Isotope Experiment – Prepare for a two day run to the 1G dump. Worked with I&C to fix problems with viewers. Created a test setup for 
       the LERF Cameras. These cameras can now be set correctly (gain, black level, sharpness and gamma) as well as verified to work on the 
       Beamenizer.
     - Halo monitor – Run delayed a week.
     - HPWS – Printed a pneumatic cylinder holder for the air balancer. It and the cylinder was installed and tested.
   Next two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Isotope Experiment – Help with the two day run to the 1G dump.
     - Halo monitor – Conduct the Halo Monitor experiment in the LERF.
     - DPIT – Discuss the future of the LERF Video system



Michael Tiefenback

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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Submitted Test plans for 1G run
     - Reviewed PRAB paper
     - Completed punch list items for Isotope ERR
     - Hosted three seminars
     - Completed review of Compton Gamma Source paper
   Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     - Get kicker coils for RF merge test completed
     - Certify User Lab 4 in the LERF
     - Review SBIR
     - Assist in run to the 1G dump with CW beam.



Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Nov 11 - Nov 22)
     - Lost a fair amount of time due to (very) minor surgery, pre-op and post-op visits, etc.  I will survive!  
     - On November 12, I attended a VNECA meeting on Richmond to approve the draft annual report (I sent a copy to Stuart, Andrei and Todd).  
       We are moving forward on closing out the Isotope ERR items; we will have had two meetings on this as well as a lot of behind the scenes
       cajoling.  
     - I discussed with Doug Wells, our isotope collaborator at NMT, a new FOA for Isotopes which is only available to Universities.  It was 
       agreed that NMT would take the lead on this.  I discussed this with Stuart and got his blessing to proceed.  Our part would be
       irradiating targets prepared at NMT, which would then be shipped offsite to VCU for separation.  Chemists from NMT would participate in
       the separation.  We also discussed the follow-on Isotope FOA that currently funds us; Doug will develop a short list of isotopes that we
       could address, and we would then discuss this list with Ethan Balkin, DOE-ONP Isotope Program Manager, to gauge the level of interest.
       We expect this FOA to come out in July 2020.  
     - I developed and presented my idea for asynchronous electron cooling for JLEIC.  I now don’t think this is the best solution, but I was
       pleased to generate discussion that hopefully will lead to improved understanding of the cooling process.  
   Next two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     - We hope to have CW beam to the 1G dump (credit to Kevin, Steve and Joe).  I also hope to be able to submit demonstration that we have
       met all of the ERR items and receive beam authorization for the first 1kW isotope irradiation.  
     - On December 3, i (and Todd) will be on a conference call to advise the Madison Accelerator Lab.  
     - I will continue to look at improving the JLEIC cooling.