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'''Todd Satogata'''
 
'''Todd Satogata'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)'''  
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   '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''  
       - EIC Analysis of Alternatives review post-meetings
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       - EEIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team)
       - EIC Mini-MAC prep/dry run (Aug 17-18); review (Aug 26/28)
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       - EIC Cost scrubbing exercises, R&D planning meetings
       - EIC CDR editing, editorial review, integration (much work)
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      - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, CRE informational)
       - EIC Meetings (impedance, RCS task force; CDR editorial; physics; planning/project; start weekly L2 meetings)
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      - ODU LHC education outreach lectures (Sep 21/23) , weekly Xelera meetings
       - EIC EIC/FCC planning discussions
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       - OPS APEL training (Edy), KLF rastering planning/meetings
       - EIC OPA review early draft slide preparations
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      - ADMIN IMP paper supporting calculation thoughts (with Max)
       - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, Accel Div Diversity survey)
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  '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
      - MGMT P&C Meeting (Aug 24)
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       - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team)
       - ADMIN Finish Snowmass LOI planning, emails
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       - EIC Cost scrubbing exercises, R&D planning, design review agenda meetings
       - ADMIN APS DPB Exec Committee quarterly meeting (Aug 28)
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       - EIC Collaboration Worskhop (Oct 7-9), dry runs (Oct 1), training (Oct 5)
       - OPS Daily 07:45/08:00, weekly W 1:30
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       - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, P&C Oct 28)
       - ODU Meetings (Xelera weekly, Isurumali beam-beam, Bhawin)
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       - MGMT JLAAC planning
  '''Next two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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       - MGMT AWP updates for FY21, staffing and finance spreadsheets
       -  
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       - OPS APEL training (Edy), start knowledge document
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       - ADMIN IMP paper supporting calculation thoughts (with Max)
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      - ADMIN DPB Exec Council April Meeting program committee meeting
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       - ODU Weekly Xelera meetings
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'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''  
      - Machine support
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      - ER@CEBAF optics revisit
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      - Muon acceleration paper
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      - Submitted 4 LOIs to Snowmass
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  '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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       - ER@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
 
       - ER@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
 
       - Muon acceleration paper
 
       - Muon acceleration paper
 
       - PRAB paper review
 
       - PRAB paper review
 
       - Publication Committee work
 
       - Publication Committee work
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  '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
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      - ER@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
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      - Preparation for JLAAC presentation
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      - Promotion documents for Edy
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      - PERLE WBS scoping
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'''Rui Li'''
 
'''Rui Li'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       - Going through microwave instability threshold analysis by Stupakov and Heifets
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       - Write code for modeling of transverse coupled-bunch instability for eSR in EIC
      - Use Mathematica to calculate CSR in eSR of EIC, using Murphy's paper for shielding of parallel plate. Compare with Alexei Blednyke's CSR
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       - Going over theories of transverse coupled-bunch instabilities
        results from Demin Zhou's code
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       - Compare the code result with analytical formula
       - Check literature for transient CSR with shielding effect for the split dipole in eSR of EIC
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       - Participate task force meetings/discussions/activities on impedance in eSR of EIC
       - Planning for TCBI modeling for eSR of EIC
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       - Participate task force meetings and discussions on impedance in eSR of EIC
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       - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies
 
       - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies
   '''Next two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''  
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   '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''  
       - Attend LINAC 2020
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       - Continue with the transverse coupled-bunch instability studies
      - Calculate more results for my technote on beam spectra for uneven bunch fill
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      - Attend EIC collaboration workshop
      - Worked on planning the modeling of transverse coupled-bunch instability for eSR in EIC
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       - Participate task force meetings/discussions/activities on impedance in eSR of EIC
       - Participate task force meetings and discussions on impedance in eSR of EIC
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       - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies
 
       - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies
 
  
  
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'''Edy Nissen'''
 
'''Edy Nissen'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       - On August 31 I submitted an LOI to Snowmass, and edited another one, on which I was a coauthor
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       - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
       - I then submitted a draft of my DESIREE paper into the Queue
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       - Sorting out LDRD Year 2 fiasco
      - I took several days as vacation after that.  
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              - We were denied second year funding because the proposal was seen as too close to the FOA proposal. However, we will still receive funding to keep ODU
      - I have taken part in meetings for the RCS and Beam-beam task forces
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                postdoc and grad student.
      - I started adding changes to the DESIREE paper
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      - Present "Introduction to Graph Representation Learning" to AI lunch series
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
       - I have been adding changes to the DESIREE paper
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       - Vacation
       - I have been attending meetings for the RCS and Beam-beam task forces
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       - NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute "AI for Predictive Maintenance" course
      - I am starting background research to take over as Hall-D APEL
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'''Chris Tennant'''
 
'''Chris Tennant'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, etc.)
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       - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
       - Prep talk for SLAC AI Seminar (has been rescheduled to later in October)
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       - Sorting out LDRD Year 2 fiasco
      - Prep "Graph Representation Learning" presentation/slides
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              - We were denied second year funding because the proposal was seen as too close to the FOA proposal. However, we will still receive funding to keep ODU postdoc and
      - Discuss ways to visually summarize ML fault classifier results from recent physics run
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                grad student.
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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      - Present "Introduction to Graph Representation Learning" to AI lunch series
       - FOA: meetings with PIs, revise budget to fit with DOE guidance, generate FWP
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
      - SBIR: coordinate beam studies work, meeting with Radiasoft, initial data exploration, complete AWP
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       - Vacation
       - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, etc.)
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       - NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute "AI for Predictive Maintenance" course
  
  
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'''Yuhong Zhang'''
 
'''Yuhong Zhang'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
 
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   '''Next two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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   '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
 
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'''Max Bruker'''
 
'''Max Bruker'''
  
   '''Previous (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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   '''Previous (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
      - Linac 2020 conference
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      - Lots of fun at the UITF. Very nice machine with just the right size. I haven't touched a lot of hardware so far but got to play with the
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        beam and learn the controls.
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      - The IMP paper is back from the review. There is some homework to be done but nothing backbreaking.
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  '''Next (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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       - IBIC
 
       - IBIC
       - More UITF fun
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       - UITF fun. Run 1 ongoing; beam delivered to HDice with successful alignment to the IBC solenoid axis. Massive intermittent problems with energy jitter from SRF booster
       - IBS and cooling simulations to back up the experimental results presented in the IMP paper. We should aim for resubmission of the
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        microphonics. After nailing down a "golden orbit", the objective will be to provide further support for Rogowski BPM studies and tests of the raster system.
         manuscript within 1--2 weeks.
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       - Cooling simulations for the IMP paper. Discussions are ongoing.
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  '''Next (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
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      - UITF run 1 finished. The energy jitter issues seem to have been mitigated. QSUtility scans for optics verification and emittance determination were partially successful.
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        The "golden orbit" is supposedly known at this point, but reproducibility of the chicane axis continues to be a problem despite diligent hysteresis cycling. It could be
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        caused by day-to-day variations of the beam energy rather than the dipole fields. With the exception of minor issues, the beam line is looking OK; however, the BPM studies
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        were not spectacularly conclusive, and the raster system is underperforming. The HDice folks are trying to come up with a synchronization scheme that will partially blank
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        the beam to mitigate the inhomogeneous illumination pattern.
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      - We seem to be in agreement on the parameters for the cooling simulations. He Zhang finalized the simulation data. The draft of the manuscript was updated accordingly but
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         is still missing a short comparison of the jitter-induced heating rate with theory.
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      - Some thoughts about RF/beam feedback simulation.
  
  
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'''Fanglei Lin'''
 
'''Fanglei Lin'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       - Continuing the work on the task force on novel techniques for ESR polarization improvement and presented the progress in the bi-weekly meeting
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       - Prepared and submitted the final report on the task force on novel techniques for ESR polarization improvement
       - Studying electron polarization in the eSR on benchmarking results from SLICK, SITRO and Bmad  
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       - Benchmarking results from SLICK, SITRO and Bmad  
       - Continuing the working on the storage ring cooler project 
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       - Prepared a presentation and attended the EIC workshop
       - Miscellaneous: attended the Novel Techniques for eSR Polarization Improvement, attended the EIC eSR polarization meeting, attended the EIC RCS polarization meeting,
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       - Miscellaneous: attended the dry run meeting for EIC workshop, attended EIC design team meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator
        attended the EIC hadron polarization meeting, attended the EIC low energy luminosity/facility optimization meeting, attended EIC design team meeting, attended the Storage
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        Design meeting, attended the EIC general meeting  
        Ring Cooler meeting, attended the Innovative HE Cooling Project Status meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator Design meeting, attended the EIC general meeting  
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   '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
   '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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       - Continue the study of electron polarization in the EIC
       - Work on novel techniques for eSR polarization improvement
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      - Study the polarization in the eSR
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       - Work on the storage ring cooler project   
 
       - Work on the storage ring cooler project   
       - Prepare a presentation and attend EIC workshop
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       - Prepare a lecture that will be given at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology
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'''Bhawin Dhital'''
 
'''Bhawin Dhital'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       - I have learned sddsprocess for data analysis after elegant job output. Damped equilibrium values are calculated using sddsprocess and
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       -  
        using Jupyter note-book. Results are promising.
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
      - I was taking Polarized He3 experimental shifts at Hall C. I was taking 6 swing shifts from September 07 to September 13. Now all shifts
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        are completed and
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      - I think my name will appear for two papers in the future based on that Polarized helium3 experiment.
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      - I was trying to understand the best way to calculate dynamic aperture and Frequency Map Analysis (FMA) for the whole two rings.
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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'''Vasiliy Morozov'''
 
'''Vasiliy Morozov'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       - Electron and ion polarization:
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       - Preparing, attending, presenting the 2nd IR design and serving as a convener at the EIC workshop
          - effect of the detector solenoid in combination with orbit corrector on the ion polarization,
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      - Attending and presenting the EIC and IR design at the detector advisory committee meeting
          - effect of crabbing kicks on the electron and ion polarizations,  
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      - Work on the 2nd IR design: footprint optimization, linear optics design, planning
          - calculation of the electron and ion polarization lifetimes,
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      - Polarization simulations: electron and ion polarization lifetime
    - 2nd IR design: lattice design, calculation of the parasitic beam-beam tune shift
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      - Simulations of the spin transparency experiment
    - Adjusting coupling in the electron collider ring at 10 GeV and providing input to beam-beam simulations 
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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       - Preparing for the Jefferson lab accelerator advisory committee meeting  
       - 2nd IR design: presentations at the Yellow Report meeting and preparation for the Detector Advisory Committee meeting, evaluation of the beam-beam tune shift due to
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      - Work on the 2nd IR design
        parasitic collisions, geometry optimization
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       - EIC polarization work: simulations, crabbing effect
       - Spin transparency experiment: simulations of polarization manipulations, study of spin effect of mis-alignments
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       - Work on the spin transparency experiment
       - Detector solenoid integration: meeting with collaborators, effect of the detector solenoid and orbit distortion on proton spin, work on the final tech note
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      - Electron polarization: polarization lifetime calculations
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<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Amy Sy'''
 
'''Amy Sy'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
      - Completed August 2020 EIC Design Update Newsletter.
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      - MADX optimization of integrated solenoid/quadrupole/skew quadrupole fields for a compact spin rotator. Working on solutions that match to the existing optics for both
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        solenoids.
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      - Attended various meetings on second IR-related topics.
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      - Attended closeout session of DOE OPA status review of EIC.
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    '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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       - Submitted input to EIC Biweekly report.
 
       - Submitted input to EIC Biweekly report.
       - MADX optimization of integrated solenoid/quadrupole/skew quadrupole fields for a compact spin rotator. Integrating the quadrupole and skew quadrupole fields into the
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       - MADX optimization of integrated solenoid/quadrupole/skew quadrupole fields for a compact spin rotator. Integrating the quadrupole and skew quadrupole fields into the  
         solenoids can potentially save ~10 m of space per solenoid, for ~20 m total. Solutions matching to the optics while zeroing out the coupling parameters beta12, alfa12,
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         solenoids
        beta21, and alfa21 using PTC_TWISS in MADX were very difficult to find when dispersion constraints were also included in the optimization. Preliminary solutions for both
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        can potentially save ~10 m of space per solenoid, for ~20 m total. Solutions matching to the optics while zeroing out the coupling parameters beta12, alfa12, beta21, and
         solenoid modules were found by relaxing the horizontal dispersion and dispersion prime constraints on the match. The coupling parameters are about an order of magnitude
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        alfa21 using PTC_TWISS in MADX were very difficult to find when dispersion constraints were also included in the optimization. Preliminary solutions for both solenoid
        larger than in the original lattice, and further work is needed to study the implications of this on the beam dynamics in the spin rotator.
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         modules were found by relaxing the horizontal dispersion and dispersion prime constraints on the match. The coupling parameters are about an order of magnitude larger than
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        in the original lattice, and further work is needed to study the implications of this on the beam dynamics in the spin rotator.
 
       - Attended meetings on revisions of the IMP experiment paper.
 
       - Attended meetings on revisions of the IMP experiment paper.
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    '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
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      - Collected and edited inputs to the September 2020 EIC Design Update Newsletter.
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      - MADX optimization of integrated solenoid/quadrupole/skew quadrupole fields for a compact spin rotator. Continued optimization to reduce the magnitudes of the coupling
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        parameters and final quadrupole strengths.
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      - Attended the EIC Workshop on potential international collaborations.
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'''Computational Physics - Yves Roblin'''<br>
 
'''Computational Physics - Yves Roblin'''<br>
 
'''Yves Roblin'''
 
'''Yves Roblin'''
     Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)
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     Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
       - Support for machine optics
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       - rayTrace
       - bteam coordination
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            - Developing analysis tools based on beam moments
       - Planning preparations for sad bteam related activities
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       - BTeam coordination
       - er@cebaf review of optics
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       - FSD, target safety meetings
     Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
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       - Reviewing possible optics for SBS.
       - bteam
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     Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
       - Optics on call,machine support
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       - vacation
      - Developing requirements for ced optics loading
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       - rayTrace
       - er@cebaf mtg
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            - Ongoing development
      - Planning for bteam activities during sad.
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       - BTeam coordination
      - Analysis of raytrace data , development of new procedures to match/assess machine
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            - Technote writing
       - Preparation for upcoming physics readiness review on Hall A E12-09-016 experiment
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       - Preparation for upcoming physics readiness review  
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'''Randi Gamage'''
 
'''Randi Gamage'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
 
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     '''Next two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
 
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'''River Huang'''
 
'''River Huang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       -  
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       - Based on A. Piwinski, we tried to accelerate the calculation of the intra-beam scattering in JSPEC.
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
       -  
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       - '''JSPEC:''' Starting re-defining commands of “section run” so that optimizing the efficiency of JSPEC. Attending EIC meeting.
  
  
 
'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
 
'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       -  
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       - Read articles on ER@CEBAF and CEBAF accelerator.
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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      - Installed OptiM and started to get familiar with it.
       -  
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
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       - Read on ‘Coupled betatron motion’.
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      - Started to gather information on RayTrace.
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'''Dennis Turner'''
 
'''Dennis Turner'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       - '''HLA'''
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       - '''rayTrace'''
          - rfHealthCheck modifications per Ops request
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            - Tested data collector during Beam Studies
          - spinDoctor/ced2elegant OPS-PR
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            - Fixed bugs found during testing
       - '''CEBAF'''
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            - Developing analysis tools
          - Optics support
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       - AI/SRF FOA budget meeting
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      - Medcon 5 training update
 
       - '''UITF'''
 
       - '''UITF'''
          - Tweaks to ced2elegant and qsUtility for running at UITF
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            - Provided help with qsUtility and optics measurements
          - Helped with optics
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            - Got ced2elegant working with UED
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            - Created elegant deck for the rest of the UITF beamlines and populated the UED Optics workspace
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
          - Updated decks with final layout and nomenclature
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            - Imported the elegant deck for Phase 1 into the CED InjUpgrade workspace
       - Attended 0800, CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ meetings
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       - Attended AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, and Radiasoft AI webinar.
       - Attended AI Lunch Series talks, Accelerator Seminars, DL4Sci lecture
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       - Attended BTeam, AIPINJ meetings
 
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
 
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
 
       - '''rayTrace'''
 
       - '''rayTrace'''
           - More testing during Beam Studies
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           - Further tweaks to the data collector tool
           - Analyzer development and debugging
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           - Further exploration and development of analysis code
      - '''AI SRF FOA approval'''
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           - Started working on the technote
           - Met with team to work out budget reduction
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       - '''UITF'''
 
       - '''UITF'''
           - Worked with Max to fix some problems with qsUtility
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           - Work with UITF folks to update the elegant deck and UED to match what was found from the latest beamline walks
          - Helped with emittance measurement and matching
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          - Updating UED Optics workspace
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          - Tweaked ced2elegant
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       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
           - Updated decks and InjUpgrade CED workspace with new nomenclature
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           - Tweaked the InjUpgrade workspace to get all the vacuum elements and such in correct order
          - Developing tools to import Injector elegant deck into CED
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       - Attend BTeam, CASA, AIPINJ, AI/SRF meetings
       - Attend CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ meetings
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       - Attend AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, and other opportunities.
       - Attend AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, etc
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'''He Zhang'''
 
'''He Zhang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''     
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''     
       - Revised and submitted the Snowmass LOIs.  
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       - Ran a bunch of simulation with various groups of parameters for the IMP experiment. Some results agree well with the experiment.  
      - A few more simulations for EIC alternative non-magnetized cooling.  
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       - Added a few small feature to JSPEC2
       - Added a few convenient features to jspec2 UI. Merge the edge kick model to the master branch.
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''  
      - Start benchmarking jspec2 with IMP data.
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      - Finished coding the IBS formula. Now debugging.
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''  
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      - Continue benchmarking jspec2.
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       - Finish debugging and testing the IBS formula.  
 
       - Finish debugging and testing the IBS formula.  
 
       - Test JSPEC python wrapper.
 
       - Test JSPEC python wrapper.
 
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      - Prepare a talk for Snowmass21 planning meeting.
 
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      - Start coding non-Gaussian IBS calculation.
  
  
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'''Kevin Jordan'''
 
'''Kevin Jordan'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
 
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   '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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   '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
 
       -   
 
       -   
  
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'''Joe Gubeli'''
 
'''Joe Gubeli'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug - Sept )'''
+
     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
       - '''Isotopes –'''Attended several planning meetings. Setup some equipment needed for next week’s run
+
       - '''Isotopes –'''Attended several planning meetings. Created several simulations for shell and tube heat exchangers to test the effectiveness of various designs. These
      - '''ARDDOT''' - Had a few meeting with the Injector group to determine if the new viewer image design would work for them. They have some
+
        various parameters that were modeled were the number of coils, the bend radius, flow rates for both the gallium and water, tapered coils and the relative orientation of
         very tight spaces. Met with the I&C group to show them the viewer imager and to test a lipstick replacement camera. The tested camera
+
         the coils. In total sixteen simulation were ran with the best performance to the models that had the gallium coils perpendicular to the water flow. Worked with Steve B.
         has an nonadjustable lens an images a lot of the tube with a small image of the view screen. Not sure that it is a good replacement. The
+
         and Kelly T. on the as-found and ideal location of the last isotope dipole. The dipole needs to move approximately 10.1 mm in X and 29.5 mm in Z to shift into the ideal
         I&C folks had to run to another call and didn’t have time to assemble an imager. We will reschedule for another time. Have inventoried
+
         position. Spoke with Neil W. about how this could be accomplished without removing the vacuum chamber.
         and conveniently placed all the parts received for the imager. Still have a few parts including the cameras that have not arrived.
+
      - '''ARDDOT''' - Assembled all the viewers for which I had all the parts. A total of seven are ready to install with the remaining needed to wait till early November when
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
+
        the remaining parts are expected to arrive. Sent the three ARC 7 SLM stand positions offsets to S&A to convert into machine coordinates. Met with Neil W. on the work
       - '''Isotopes –''' Help as much as possible with the upcoming experimental run.
+
         required for this task.
       - '''ARDDOT –''' Work with I&C on imager assembly
+
      - '''ACCTVL -'''Attended the COMSOL 2020 virtual conference.
       - '''ACCTVL –''' Attend the virtual IBIC2020 Conference.
+
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
 
+
       - '''Isotopes –'''Continue to develop a 50kW target design.
 +
       - '''ARDDOT –''' Work on assembling the three ARC 7 SLMs
 +
       - '''ACCTVL –''' Attend the a COMSOL Heat Transfer Class.
  
  
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'''Michael Tiefenback'''
 
'''Michael Tiefenback'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
  
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'''LERF - Steve Benson'''  
 
'''LERF - Steve Benson'''  
 
   
 
   
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
       - Attended Linac 2020 and present talk
+
       - Finished up contribution to Cooling Alternatives Document
      - Worked on contribution to Cooling Alternatives Document
+
       - Assisted in the Isotope run
       - Submitted request to re-allocate FOA funds to M. Farkhondeh (request was accepted)
+
       - Analyzed results from the isotope run
       - Presented status of Low Energy Cooling Task Force at the Wednesday EIC Research meeting
+
       - Worked with Xelera to model different merger designs for the EIC
       - Got LOSP for Drive Laser Enclosure submitted and approved
+
       - Reviewed EIC ERL design to determine R&D path
       - Submitted Isotope run plans for Ga_71 exposures and surrogate crucible tests
+
       - Went over OAM paper review and strategized on reply
       - Resubmitted runs plans for 32 MeV linac setup and gallium exposure run
+
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)'''
      - Review MCBI paper
+
       - Write up Task force year-end  summaries
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
+
       - Attend EIC Collaboration meeting
       - Finish up contribution to Cooling Alternatives Document
+
       - Review new version of IMP paper
       - Assist in the Isotope run
+
       - Calculate trajectory in Isotope spectrometer
       - Analyze results from the isotope run
+
       - Work with Xelera to model different merger designs for the EIC
+
 
       - Develop new AWPs for isotope program
 
       - Develop new AWPs for isotope program
      - Review EIC ERL design to determine R&D path
 
      - Modify AWPs for Cooling FOA project.
 
 
  
  
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'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
   
 
   
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)'''
      - I attended various EIC meetings.  I also spent some time studying the draft report from the Alternate Strong Cooling Task Force.  This resulted in a suggestion to Geoff
+
        and Fanglei to shorten the high energy section of the dual ring cooler; I sent the same recommendation to Jorg Kewish for the single ring cooler.  I proposed a method to
+
        arrange the cross-over between the high and low energy sections of the dual energy cooler using twin-axis SRF cavities.  Finally, I suggested to Jorg that he modify the
+
        wiggler design he developed for the single ring cooler to be compatible with the high energy section of the dual axis cooler ring. 
+
      - The modified (and much improved) PERLE ICRADA was sent to the DOE. 
+
      - We have been making detailed plans for the Isotope Irradiations, scheduled for September 13 - 19. 
+
      - I have been active on the AWLC 2020 organization, proposing three talks from Jefferson Lab, which were accepted. 
+
    '''Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
+
 
       - Isotope Irradiations took place Sept 13-16.  This involved a stack of Nickel and Vanadium foils and isotopically pure Gallium71 in a powdered oxide form for calibration.
 
       - Isotope Irradiations took place Sept 13-16.  This involved a stack of Nickel and Vanadium foils and isotopically pure Gallium71 in a powdered oxide form for calibration.
 
         We also irradiated a solid graphite block to obtain approval for using graphite as the crucible for the later irradiation of natural liquid gallium.  We obtained approval
 
         We also irradiated a solid graphite block to obtain approval for using graphite as the crucible for the later irradiation of natural liquid gallium.  We obtained approval
         the same day (actually after hours in the evening) and irradiated the gallium for a total of 26 hours.  The LERF was not being cooperative and we lost 12 hours to an RF  
+
         the same day (actually after hours in the evening) and irradiated the gallium for a total of 26 hours.  The LERF was not being cooperative and we lost 12 hours to an RF
         station, but because of the rainfall from the SALLY remnants, we were able to extend the run (too dangerous to remove the shielding blocks).  The results appear to
+
         station, but because of the rainfall from the SALLY remnants, we were able to extend the run (too dangerous to remove the shielding blocks).  The results appear to confirm
         confirm the FLUKA results for Gallium, but we are pretty sure that FLKA gives the wrong results for Nickel (one of the daughters has twice the production rate, the other
+
         the FLUKA results for Gallium, but we are pretty sure that FLKA gives the wrong results for Nickel (one of the daughters has twice the production rate, the other one
         one half). We are still having meetings to get all of the calibrations correct in view of a publication.   
+
         half). We are still having meetings to get all of the calibrations correct in view of a publication.   
 
       - Lila presented the work she did at Jefferson Lab as an REU student at the "The DOE Isotope Program’s Virtual Seminar Series: On the Horizon: Novel Isotopes and Future
 
       - Lila presented the work she did at Jefferson Lab as an REU student at the "The DOE Isotope Program’s Virtual Seminar Series: On the Horizon: Novel Isotopes and Future
         Leaders.” I worked with her to make sure she did well.   
+
         Leaders.” I worked with her to make sure she did well.   
       - I spent a lot of time looking at the harmonic kicker for the EIS RCS; in my opinion, too much effort has been spent on optimizing the RF to avoid problems that I do not
+
       - I spent a lot of time looking at the harmonic kicker for the EIS RCS; in my opinion, too much effort has been spent on optimizing the RF to avoid problems that I do not  
         believe are problems.   
+
         believe are problems.  I prepared and presented a talk on simplifying the harmonic kicker design for the EIC. 
       - We received preliminary approval for the PERLE ICRADA from the DOE - submitted on September 3, pre-approval obtained on September 23, faster than it took to go through
+
       - We received preliminary approval for the PERLE ICRADA from the DOE - submitted on September 3, pre-approval obtained on September 23, faster than it took to go through the
         the system at Jefferson Lab.  It required two Jefferson lab signatures, Andrei and Drew; both have signed.  Now it goes to IJCLab where Achille Stocchi, the Director, is
+
         system at Jefferson Lab.  It required two Jefferson lab signatures, Andrei and Drew; both have signed.  Now it goes to IJCLab where Achille Stocchi, the Director, is eager
         eager to sign it.  
+
         to sign it.  
       - There was a VNECA meeting scheduled and I read through the draft Governor’s Statement in preparation.  My suggestions from the first draft had all been incorporated and I
+
       - There was a VNECA meeting scheduled and I read through the draft Governor’s Statement in preparation.  My suggestions from the first draft had all been incorporated and I  
         actually found a typo in the latest version (the authors were delighted!).  The meeting was postponed at the last minute.
+
         actually found a typo in the latest version (the authors were delighted!).  The meeting was postponed at the last minute
 +
    '''Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
 +
      - EIC:  After giving a presentation on there harmonic kicker, I updated my ideas and sent them out in an email.  I received no feedback!  I also attended the EIC
 +
        Collaboration Meeting which was actually considerably better than I had anticipated.  I attended the EIC Collaboration Meeting dry runs and then the Collaboration Meeting
 +
        itself, which was actually considerably better than I had anticipated. 
 +
      - Isotopes: we are still trying to understand the irradiation results, and have had several meetings to clarify things.  In parallel, we are continuing design work for a
 +
        50kW target.  The latest idea from Pavel Degtiarenko is to use an external heat exchanger and pump the liquid gallium around with a magnetic pump.  So far, the idea looks
 +
        better than our previous design.

Latest revision as of 09:52, 2 November 2020

October 10 2020 Report - Sept 14 - Oct 9 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25) 
     - EEIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team)
     - EIC Cost scrubbing exercises, R&D planning meetings
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, CRE informational)
     - ODU LHC education outreach lectures (Sep 21/23) , weekly Xelera meetings
     - OPS APEL training (Edy), KLF rastering planning/meetings
     - ADMIN IMP paper supporting calculation thoughts (with Max)
  Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9) 
     - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team)
     - EIC Cost scrubbing exercises, R&D planning, design review agenda meetings
     - EIC Collaboration Worskhop (Oct 7-9), dry runs (Oct 1), training (Oct 5)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, P&C Oct 28)
     - MGMT JLAAC planning
     - MGMT AWP updates for FY21, staffing and finance spreadsheets
     - OPS APEL training (Edy), start knowledge document
     - ADMIN IMP paper supporting calculation thoughts (with Max)
     - ADMIN DPB Exec Council April Meeting program committee meeting
     - ODU Weekly Xelera meetings




Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25) 
     - ER@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
     -	Muon acceleration paper
     -	PRAB paper review
     -	Publication Committee work
  Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - ER@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
     -	Preparation for JLAAC presentation 
     -	Promotion documents for Edy
     -	PERLE WBS scoping




Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Write code for modeling of transverse coupled-bunch instability for eSR in EIC
     - Going over theories of transverse coupled-bunch instabilities
     - Compare the code result with analytical formula
     - Participate task force meetings/discussions/activities on impedance in eSR of EIC
     - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies
  Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9) 
     - Continue with the transverse coupled-bunch instability studies
     - Attend EIC collaboration workshop
     - Participate task force meetings/discussions/activities on impedance in eSR of EIC
     - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies



Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
     - Sorting out LDRD Year 2 fiasco
             -	We were denied second year funding because the proposal was seen as too close to the FOA proposal. However, we will still receive funding to keep ODU 
               postdoc and grad student.
      - Present "Introduction to Graph Representation Learning" to AI lunch series
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Vacation
     - NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute "AI for Predictive Maintenance" course




Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
     - Sorting out LDRD Year 2 fiasco
             -	We were denied second year funding because the proposal was seen as too close to the FOA proposal. However, we will still receive funding to keep ODU postdoc and 
               grad student.
      - Present "Introduction to Graph Representation Learning" to AI lunch series
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Vacation
     - NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute "AI for Predictive Maintenance" course





Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     -  
  Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - 



Max Bruker

  Previous (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - IBIC
     -	UITF fun. Run 1 ongoing; beam delivered to HDice with successful alignment to the IBC solenoid axis. Massive intermittent problems with energy jitter from SRF booster 
       microphonics. After nailing down a "golden orbit", the objective will be to provide further support for Rogowski BPM studies and tests of the raster system.
     -	Cooling simulations for the IMP paper. Discussions are ongoing.
  Next (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - UITF run 1 finished. The energy jitter issues seem to have been mitigated. QSUtility scans for optics verification and emittance determination were partially successful.
       The "golden orbit" is supposedly known at this point, but reproducibility of the chicane axis continues to be a problem despite diligent hysteresis cycling. It could be 
       caused by day-to-day variations of the beam energy rather than the dipole fields. With the exception of minor issues, the beam line is looking OK; however, the BPM studies
       were not spectacularly conclusive, and the raster system is underperforming. The HDice folks are trying to come up with a synchronization scheme that will partially blank 
       the beam to mitigate the inhomogeneous illumination pattern.
     -	We seem to be in agreement on the parameters for the cooling simulations. He Zhang finalized the simulation data. The draft of the manuscript was updated accordingly but
       is still missing a short comparison of the jitter-induced heating rate with theory.
     -	Some thoughts about RF/beam feedback simulation.





Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Prepared and submitted the final report on the task force on novel techniques for ESR polarization improvement  
     -	Benchmarking results from SLICK, SITRO and Bmad 
     -	Prepared a presentation and attended the EIC workshop 
     -	Miscellaneous: attended the dry run meeting for EIC workshop, attended EIC design team meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator
       Design meeting, attended the EIC general meeting 
  Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Continue the study of electron polarization in the EIC 
     -	Work on the storage ring cooler project  
     -	Prepare a lecture that will be given at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology 




Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - 




Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Preparing, attending, presenting the 2nd IR design and serving as a convener at the EIC workshop 
     - Attending and presenting the EIC and IR design at the detector advisory committee meeting 
     - Work on the 2nd IR design: footprint optimization, linear optics design, planning
     - Polarization simulations: electron and ion polarization lifetime
     - Simulations of the spin transparency experiment
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Preparing for the Jefferson lab accelerator advisory committee meeting 
     - Work on the 2nd IR design
     - EIC polarization work: simulations, crabbing effect
     - Work on the spin transparency experiment




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Submitted input to EIC Biweekly report.
     - MADX optimization of integrated solenoid/quadrupole/skew quadrupole fields for a compact spin rotator. Integrating the quadrupole and skew quadrupole fields into the 
       solenoids
       can potentially save ~10 m of space per solenoid, for ~20 m total. Solutions matching to the optics while zeroing out the coupling parameters beta12, alfa12, beta21, and
       alfa21 using PTC_TWISS in MADX were very difficult to find when dispersion constraints were also included in the optimization. Preliminary solutions for both solenoid
       modules were found by relaxing the horizontal dispersion and dispersion prime constraints on the match. The coupling parameters are about an order of magnitude larger than
       in the original lattice, and further work is needed to study the implications of this on the beam dynamics in the spin rotator.
     - Attended meetings on revisions of the IMP experiment paper.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Collected and edited inputs to the September 2020 EIC Design Update Newsletter.
     - MADX optimization of integrated solenoid/quadrupole/skew quadrupole fields for a compact spin rotator. Continued optimization to reduce the magnitudes of the coupling 
       parameters and final quadrupole strengths.
     - Attended the EIC Workshop on potential international collaborations.








Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - rayTrace 
           - Developing analysis tools based on beam moments
     - BTeam coordination
     - FSD, target safety meetings
     - Reviewing possible optics for SBS.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - vacation
     - rayTrace
           - Ongoing development 
     - BTeam coordination
           - Technote writing
     - Preparation for upcoming physics readiness review 




Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - 


River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Based on A. Piwinski, we tried to accelerate the calculation of the intra-beam scattering in JSPEC.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - JSPEC: Starting re-defining commands of “section run” so that optimizing the efficiency of JSPEC. Attending EIC meeting.


Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Read articles on ER@CEBAF and CEBAF accelerator.
     -	Installed OptiM and started to get familiar with it.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Read on ‘Coupled betatron motion’.
     -	Started to gather information on RayTrace.




Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - rayTrace
           - Tested data collector during Beam Studies
           - Fixed bugs found during testing
           - Developing analysis tools
     - AI/SRF FOA budget meeting
     - Medcon 5 training update
     - UITF
           - Provided help with qsUtility and optics measurements
           - Got ced2elegant working with UED
           - Created elegant deck for the rest of the UITF beamlines and populated the UED Optics workspace
     - AIPINJ
           - Imported the elegant deck for Phase 1 into the CED InjUpgrade workspace
     - Attended AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, and Radiasoft AI webinar.
     - Attended BTeam, AIPINJ meetings
   Next two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - rayTrace
          - Further tweaks to the data collector tool
          - Further exploration and development of analysis code
          - Started working on the technote
     - UITF
          - Work with UITF folks to update the elegant deck and UED to match what was found from the latest beamline walks
     - AIPINJ
          - Tweaked the InjUpgrade workspace to get all the vacuum elements and such in correct order
     - Attend BTeam, CASA, AIPINJ, AI/SRF meetings
     - Attend AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, and other opportunities.





He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)     
     - Ran a bunch of simulation with various groups of parameters for the IMP experiment. Some results agree well with the experiment. 
     - Added a few small feature to JSPEC2 
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9) 
     - Finish debugging and testing the IBS formula. 
     - Test JSPEC python wrapper.
     - Prepare a talk for Snowmass21 planning meeting.
     - Start coding non-Gaussian IBS calculation.




Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - 
  Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     -  



Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14  - Sept 25)
     - Isotopes –Attended several planning meetings. Created several simulations for shell and tube heat exchangers to test the effectiveness of various designs. These
       various parameters that were modeled were the number of coils, the bend radius, flow rates for both the gallium and water, tapered coils and the relative orientation of
       the coils. In total sixteen simulation were ran with the best performance to the models that had the gallium coils perpendicular to the water flow. Worked with Steve B.
       and Kelly T. on the as-found and ideal location of the last isotope dipole. The dipole needs to move approximately 10.1 mm in X and 29.5 mm in Z to shift into the ideal
       position. Spoke with Neil W. about how this could be accomplished without removing the vacuum chamber.
     - ARDDOT - Assembled all the viewers for which I had all the parts. A total of seven are ready to install with the remaining needed to wait till early November when
       the remaining parts are expected to arrive. Sent the three ARC 7 SLM stand positions offsets to S&A to convert into machine coordinates. Met with Neil W. on the work 
       required for this task.
     - ACCTVL -Attended the COMSOL 2020 virtual conference.
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Isotopes –Continue to develop a 50kW target design.
     - ARDDOT – Work on assembling the three ARC 7 SLMs
     - ACCTVL – Attend the a COMSOL Heat Transfer Class.



Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - 



CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Finished up contribution to Cooling Alternatives Document
     - Assisted in the Isotope run
     - Analyzed results from the isotope run
     - Worked with Xelera to model different merger designs for the EIC
     - Reviewed EIC ERL design to determine R&D path
     - Went over OAM paper review and strategized on reply
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - Write up Task force year-end  summaries 
     - Attend EIC Collaboration meeting
     - Review new version of IMP paper
     - Calculate trajectory in Isotope spectrometer
     - Develop new AWPs for isotope program



Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - Isotope Irradiations took place Sept 13-16.  This involved a stack of Nickel and Vanadium foils and isotopically pure Gallium71 in a powdered oxide form for calibration.
       We also irradiated a solid graphite block to obtain approval for using graphite as the crucible for the later irradiation of natural liquid gallium.  We obtained approval
       the same day (actually after hours in the evening) and irradiated the gallium for a total of 26 hours.  The LERF was not being cooperative and we lost 12 hours to an RF
       station, but because of the rainfall from the SALLY remnants, we were able to extend the run (too dangerous to remove the shielding blocks).  The results appear to confirm
       the FLUKA  results for Gallium, but we are pretty sure that FLKA gives the wrong results for Nickel (one of the daughters has twice the production rate, the other one
       half). We are still having meetings to get all of the calibrations correct in view of a publication.  
     - Lila presented the work she did at Jefferson Lab as an REU student at the "The DOE Isotope Program’s Virtual Seminar Series: On the Horizon: Novel Isotopes and Future
       Leaders.” I worked with her to make sure she did well.  
     - I spent a lot of time looking at the harmonic kicker for the EIS RCS; in my opinion, too much effort has been spent on optimizing the RF to avoid problems that I do not 
       believe are problems.  I prepared and presented a talk on simplifying the harmonic kicker design for the EIC.   
     - We received preliminary approval for the PERLE ICRADA from the DOE - submitted on September 3, pre-approval obtained on September 23, faster than it took to go through the 
       system at Jefferson Lab.  It required two Jefferson lab signatures, Andrei and Drew; both have signed.  Now it goes to IJCLab where Achille Stocchi, the Director, is eager
       to sign it. 
     - There was a VNECA meeting scheduled and I read through the draft Governor’s Statement in preparation.  My suggestions from the first draft had all been incorporated and I 
       actually found a typo in the latest version (the authors were delighted!).  The meeting was postponed at the last minute.  
   Next two weeks (Sept 28 - Oct 9)
     - EIC:  After giving a presentation on there harmonic kicker, I updated my ideas and sent them out in an email.  I received no feedback!  I also attended the EIC
       Collaboration Meeting which was actually considerably better than I had anticipated.  I attended the EIC Collaboration Meeting dry runs and then the Collaboration Meeting
       itself, which was actually considerably better than I had anticipated.  
     - Isotopes: we are still trying to understand the irradiation results, and have had several meetings to clarify things.  In parallel, we are continuing design work for a 
       50kW target.  The latest idea from Pavel Degtiarenko is to use an external heat exchanger and pump the liquid gallium around with a magnetic pump.  So far, the idea looks 
       better than our previous design.