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'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
 
'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
  
 
'''Todd Satogata'''
 
'''Todd Satogata'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''  
      - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team)
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      - EIC Conceptual Design Review page turns/dry runs
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      - EIC FCC-ee diagnostics polarization meet (Nov 5)
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      - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, DEI inclusion, staffing)
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      - MGMT JSA BoD Monthly contributions (Nov 6)
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      - ODU USPAS training and planning meetings
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      - ODU Dissertation defense (Jose Marin, Oct 28)
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      - VACATION (half-day Oct 30)
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  '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''  
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       - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
 
       - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
       - EIC FCC-ee Week presentations (Nov 9-12), budget (Nov 12)
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       - EIC Director's Review dry runs (Nov 23/30), dress rehearsals (Dec 3/4)
      - EIC Conceptual Design Review (Nov 16-18)
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       - EIC FY21 labor planning, design and R&D plans
       - EIC design plan updates (Nov 19-20)
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       - ADMIN IR2@EIC workshop planning meetings, EIC second IR meetings
       - EIC Director's Review page turns (Nov 19-20), associated homework
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       - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, staffing, diversity)
 
       - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, staffing, diversity)
       - ODU USPAS training and planning meetings
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       - ODU USPAS training and planning meetings (Fridays)
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      - OPS KLF, Hall D APEL information exchange meets (with Edy)
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      - ADMIN IPAC'21 planning (Thursdays)
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      - ODU Xelera SBIR weekly meeting (Tuesdays)
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      - HOLIDAY (Thanksgiving, Nov 26-27)
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      - VACATION (1/2 day Nov 25)
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  '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
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      - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
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      - EIC Director's Review (Dec 8-11), homework etc
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      - ODU Isurumali meetings re ER@CEBAF, python optimizations
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      - ADMIN APS DPB exec committee quarterly (Dec 11)
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      - ADMIN IR2@EIC workshop (Dec 15-16)
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      - MGMT Evals, Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, AWPs, calibration)
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      - ODU USPAS training and planning meetings (Fridays)
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      - ADMIN IPAC'21 planning (Thursdays)
 
       - ODU Xelera SBIR weekly meeting (Tuesdays)
 
       - ODU Xelera SBIR weekly meeting (Tuesdays)
      - ODU Sunil Pokharel candidacy oral exam (Nov 20)
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      - VACATION (Nov 13)
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'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''  
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   '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''  
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      -  Vacation
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      - FFA CEBAF Optics  - cell optimization and multi-pass linac optics
 
       - ER@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
 
       - ER@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
       - Presentation on CEBAF FFA at JLAAC
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       - Preparing Accelerator Seminar on ‘Future NP Machines at JLAB: 24 GeV CEBAF and a 54 GeV Site Filler’
      - PRAB paper review
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      - PERLE Optics design
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      - Annual appraisal
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   '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
 
   '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
       - FFA CEBAF Optics  - 6-pass Cell design
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      - Weakly focusing multi-pass linac optics
       - ER@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
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       - FFA CEBAF Optics  - FODO cell optimization
       - Muon Acceleration for Muon Collider - presentation for European Muon Collider Study Group
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       - Setting up GA for linac optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
      - PERLE Optics design
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       - PRAB paper review
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'''Rui Li'''
 
'''Rui Li'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - Summarized my results for the interplay of coherent beam-beam and wake-induced coupled-bunch instability
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       -  
      - Presented my results at the EIC impedance/instability working group
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   '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''  
      - Continue to study convergence of the modeled dipole coupling with respect to the number of macroparticles used in my simulation
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       -  
      - Gained some understanding of the effect non-Gaussian distribution on the dipole coupling due to nonlinear beam-beam force
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      - Discussed with Yue Hao of BNL/MSU on beam-beam modeling for flat beams of EIC
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      - Discussed with Cheng-Ying Tsai (my earlier student) of HUST about IBS effect in CSR-induced microbunching instability
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   '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''  
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       - Prepare slide summarizing my results in Mike Blaskiewicz's presentation for Fcc-week
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      - Planning my next stage of EIC work, on the simulation and analysis for the interplay of coherent beam-beam and transverse coupled bunch instability
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      - Further check of transverse instability growth rate for eSR of EIC
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      - Recover my NERSC account and working on NERSC allocation application
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      - Review my previous work on CSR in collaboration with Cheng-Ying Tsai, in preparation for writing up the paper
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'''Edy Nissen'''
 
'''Edy Nissen'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 23 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - Finished application for DESIREE beam time
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       - For the past two weeks I have been working on my talk for the KLF workshop, and delivering it.
       - Submitted PRL paper
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       - Setting up a simulation infrastructure for Hall D, as well as DESIREE
       - Was off for Nov 3 and 4
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       - Some work for my potential ECA proposal (asuming it gets encouraged)
       - Worked on HALL-D APEL preparation
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       - Working on fixing up my DESIREE paper for submission to a different journal
      - Worked on getting WARP running for future DESIREE experiments
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 6 - Nov 9)'''
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       - I'll be on vacation
       - Worked on HALL-D APEL preparation
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      - Worked on getting WARP running for future DESIREE experiments
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      - Worked on ORFP task group
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      - Attended post CPM Snowmass Accelerator frontier Conveners meeting
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      - Wrote and submitted ECA pre-proposal
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'''Chris Tennant'''
 
'''Chris Tennant'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
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      - Vacation (and holiday break)
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      - Update training
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      - Volunteer work for NeurIPS conference
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      - Final editing and proof sign offs for PRAB - finally published! (and an "Editor's Suggestion" too)
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      - RADSMA: collaboration meeting and data exploration of smart alarm data
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    '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
 
       - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
 
       - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
       - Work on Problem of the Quarter
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       - "Problem of the Quarter" presentation
       - AIFOA1: bi-weekly PI meeting, graduate student search and recruitment
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       - AIFOA: PI meetings
       - RADSMA: continued data exploration of SmartAlarm data
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       - RADSMA: collaboration meetings
    '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
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      - ARDFML: data exploration, application of unsupervised learning on summer 2020 data labels
       - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
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       - Attend NeurIPS conference
       - Training
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       - serve on PERLE injector review committee
       - Various seminars attended (OWLE, Radiasoft)
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       - Attend seminars (CASA, OWLE, etc.)
      - Volunteer work for NeurIPS conference next month
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      - PRAB paper accepted for publication
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      - Final edits as reviewer for a PRAB paper
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      - Vacation
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'''Yuhong Zhang'''
 
'''Yuhong Zhang'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Oct 12 - Oct 23)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
 
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   '''Next two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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   '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
 
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'''Max Bruker'''
 
'''Max Bruker'''
  
   '''Previous (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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   '''Previous (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - Thought about the EIC LLRF
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       - Haven't needed to do UITF shifts so far. There were some issues with the target, and Cebaf staff has been helping out with shifts as well.
      - Participated in UITF run 2. We mostly supported HDice; there was not much room for machine studies, though booster trips remain a recurring issue.
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       - The copyediting process of the IMP article is in progress. The results have been unsatisfactory so far. I hope to understand why the process is designed the way it is and
       - Submitted the revised version of the IMP manuscript. It involved more discussion and some fixes/reruns of the simulations, but it seems consistent now and we can feel good about it.
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        ultimately change it or at least improve the documentation. The way it currently is, publishing a decent-looking and standard-conformant PRAB paper is impossible.
   '''Next (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
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      - Regenerative BBU studies. I'm trying to use "bi" to simulate it.
       - Maybe finally get a good starting point for RF simulations
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   '''Next (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
       - Start looking at Fay's gun
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       - UITF shifts maybe
      - UITF run 3 depending on the shift schedule
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       - More BBU and other RF studies
  
  
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'''Fanglei Lin'''
 
'''Fanglei Lin'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - Worked on the storage ring cooler project 
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       -  
      - Continued involving the study of electron polarization in the EIC
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   '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
      - Prepared and gave a seminar lecture for graduate students at HUST in China
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       -  
      - Miscellaneous: attended the EIC eSR polarization meeting, attended the EIC RCS polarization meeting, attended EIC design team meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting,
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        attended the Innovative HE Cooling Project Status meeting, attended the EIC general meeting, attended the EIC hadron polarization meeting
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   '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
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       - Work on electron polarization in the EIC
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      - Work on the storage ring cooler project 
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'''Bhawin Dhital'''
 
'''Bhawin Dhital'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - I was working on momentum aperture and Touschek lifetime calculation in dual energy storage ring.
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       - Momentum aperture and Touschek lifetime were calculated in a dual energy ring with two set of energies, low energy ring = 150 MeV and high energy ring = 500, 1000 MeV. The
      - We are using our own python script to calculate momentum aperture in dual energy ring. This code printsout the maximum momentum acceptance value for each
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      calculated lifetime are couple of hours. Touschek lifetime were calculated using elegant simulation and using analytical formula. However, there is some discrepancy of
        machine element. Dr. Fanglei Lin has written the python code for it and I am trying to understand and implement it in our system.
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      calculated lifetime especially in high energy ring.
       - I have presented the status and update on dual energy ring cooler in EIC meeting at Jefferson Lab on Nov 06. Dr Douglas Higinbotham asked me to present my research
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       - I was working on tech notes on dual energy storage ring. About 6 tech notes were prepared and edited.
        in that meeting as I got the EIC fellowship 2020.
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
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       - I will be working to �gure out the discrepancy in Touschek lifetimec calculation in a dual energy storage ring.
       - I will be working on momentum aperture calculation in dual energy storage ring. We came to know that the momentum aperture in high energy ring is smaller than the
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       - I will complete the tech notes.
        momentum aperture value in the low energy ring. This is limited by the SRF cavities we use to accelerate the beam energy in high energy ring.
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       - I will be editing the tech notes written on dual energy storage ring. When editing completes, It will be sent to JLab online system.
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      - Calculating Touschek lifetime analytically and using elegant simulation.
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'''Vasiliy Morozov'''
 
'''Vasiliy Morozov'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - 2nd IR work: completed IR optics and geometry adjustment
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       - Preparing and giving presentation on the spin transparency experiment at the DoE PI exchange meeting
       - Electron spin tracking
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       - Study of the control of the vertical electron beam size at the IP by coupling
       - FFA work
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       - Bench-marking of polarization lifetime calculations
       - Preparing and giving a talk on the 2nd IR at the 4th EIC Yellow Report Workshop
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       - FFA work: optimization of a CEBAF FFA cell
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
       - Optimization coupling in the electron ring to adjust the beam aspect ratio
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       - Preparing and giving a talk on the EIC 2nd IR at the 2nd IR workshop
       - Polarization work
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       - 2nd IR work: optimization of the ion IR2 lattice for low-energy operation
       - 2nd IR work
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       - EIC ion polarization: first estimate of the ion polarization lifetime due to longitudinal IBS
       - FFA work
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      - CDR: updates of the ion polarization section and the 2nd IR appendix
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      - Optimization of the vertical electron beam size at the IP
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       - CEBAF FFA work
  
  
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'''Amy Sy'''
 
'''Amy Sy'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 12 - Oct 23)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - Submitted input to EIC Biweekly report.
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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
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
        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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       -  
        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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        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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        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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      - Attended meetings on revisions of the IMP experiment paper.
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     '''Next two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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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 (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
 
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       -  
     Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)
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     Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
 
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'''Randi Gamage'''
 
'''Randi Gamage'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - 2nd IR layout and optics matching
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       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
       - 2nd IR layout and optics match
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       -  
      - hall A beam line reconfiguration
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'''River Huang'''
 
'''River Huang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
 
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       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
 
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'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
 
'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - Read on ‘Linac Optimization’
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       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
       - Attending “Introduction to overleaf for non-Latex user & intermediate level” webinars organized by CERN.
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      - Writing a code to optimize quadrupole strengths for FODO cell phase advance using GA.
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      - Learning functional programming and debugging the code
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'''Dennis Turner'''
 
'''Dennis Turner'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - '''rayTrace'''
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       - '''HLA'''
             - Continue refining rayTrace data collector and analysis code
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             - Developed and released cs2sdds, a tool for importing machine settings from EPICS or MYA into an elegant deck
             - Continue developing an operator tool for rayTrace analysis
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             - Continue development of rayTrace analyzer GUI for
      - Complete GEN150 Annual Property Custodian training
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       - '''Ops'''
      - Complete self assessment and career profile
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             - Training
      - Install pyTorch and go through tutorials
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                  - Completed SAF210 5-Minute Escape Pack Training
       - '''UITF'''
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                  - Completed SAF116kd Physics Work Governance
             - Help get IHAM803 and IHAM905 usable by qsUtility
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                  -Completed GEN034 Security Awareness
             - Continue refining elegant deck and UED
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             - Participated in ORFP/Cold Startup/Troubleshooting
       - Attend AI Lunch Series talks, Accelerator seminars, etc.
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      - Guide discussions
       - Attend BTeam, CASA, AIPINJ, etc meetings
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            -Investigate 1S/1E and 2S/2E steering errors
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       - Attended OWLE Seminar on Automated LHC Collimator Setup with ML
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       - Work through online PyTorch tutorials
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      - Attended 0800, BTeam, CASA meetings
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      - Thanksgiving Holiday 
 
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
 
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
      - '''rayTrace'''
 
          - Data collector ready for one more test and release to production
 
          - Building analyzer GUI for Ops to plot beta functions, orbits, coupling, etc.
 
 
       - '''HLA'''
 
       - '''HLA'''
           - Helped Michele take ownership of the RF cavity history and DRVH manager tools from me.
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           - Rewrote parts of my SDDS_Perl library to speed up loading data for the rayTrace analyzer
       - Attended ORFP/Cold Startup/Optics Troubleshooting Guide meeting
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          - Continue work on rayTrace analyzer GUI
           - Looking into elegant model and rayTrace data to help figure out why we had excessive corrector steering in the 1E and 2E regions
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      - Training
       - Attended Radiasoft webinar on ML with Sirepo/Activait
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          - Completed GERT training
       - Attended AI Lunch Series talks, Accelerator Seminars
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          - Read and signed 2021 General Access RWP
      - Completed ODH training
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       - Working through PyTorch book and tutorials
       - Attended 0800, BTeam, AI FOA meetings
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      -'''AI FOA'''
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          - Attended meetings
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           - Presented timeline for Year 1 milestones
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      - '''AIPINJ'''
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          - Tweaking the element layout in the elegant deck and CED
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          - Revisit chopper modeling in elegant
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      - Drove to JLab to get SmartCard update
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       - Attended Cold Startup/ORFP/Troubleshooting Guide meetings
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       - Attended AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, Radiasoft Webinar on photoinjector modeling in Sirepo/OPAL.
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       - Attended 0800, BTeam meetings
  
  
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'''He Zhang'''
 
'''He Zhang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''     
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''     
       - Finished parallelizing JSPEC using openmp
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       - vacation most of the time.
       - Start coding non-Gausian IBS calculation.
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       - Friction force output almost done. Need testing.  
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''  
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''  
       - Add a feature to output the friction force in JSPEC.  
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       - Write a report on JSPEC development from the middle of 2018 till the end of 2020.
       - Test JSPEC python wrapper and prepare an example.
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       - Continue coding non-Gaussian IBS.
      - Start coding non-Gaussian IBS calculation.
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      - Finish two training.
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      - Prepare a talk for snowmass discussion on quantum computing.  
  
  
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'''LERF - Steve Benson'''  
 
'''LERF - Steve Benson'''  
 
   
 
   
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
       - Wrote up and submitted the quarterly report for the Electron Cooling FOA
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       - Prepared and presented program summary for Nuclear Physics Accelerator R&D Exchange meeting
       - Completed AWPs for Innovative High Energy Electron Cooling for EIC project
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       - Reviewed and edited the LED for the LERF
      - Met with videographers to determine what they can film in the LERF.
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       - Reviewed PRAB paper
       - Put together budget information for the Isotope quarterly and got it verified by finance.
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       - Reviewed DOE SBIR proposal
       - Had a kickoff meeting for a Photon Source Working Group.
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       - Prepared talks for 5 KW ERR
       - Formally ended the Low Energy cooling meeting series
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       - Attended the FFA workshop (remotely)
       - Helped come up with recommendations for moving the ERL workshop from June 2021
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       - video shoot for a new lab video.
       - Straightened up LERF in preparation for a video shoot for a new lab video.
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       - Worked to find home for IR Demo magnets
 
       - Worked to find home for IR Demo magnets
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)'''
       - Assist in preparing materials for ERR of 5 kW operation
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       - Present talk at ERR for 5 kW Isotope run.
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      - Review Physics of Plasma paper
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      - Look at JLAMP redesign
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      - Review LERF start-up procedures
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      - Submit Technical note for Low Energy cooling for the EIC
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      - Complete and get AWP for Isotope program approved
 
       - Review Export Control and FOUO compliance with external lawyers
 
       - Review Export Control and FOUO compliance with external lawyers
       - Review PRAB paper
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       - Help set up installation of horizontal corrector for Isotope beamline.
      - Review DOE SBIR proposal
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      - Assist in remote laser audit in the LERF
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      - Attend the EIC Conceptual Design Review
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      - Go over CDR appendix looking for potential lethal flaws in the low energy cooler design.
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'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
   
 
   
     '''Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)'''
       - '''EIC:''' I attended meetings, including the Editorial Board, as well as the ReviewThe editorial activity will probably greatly expand in December.   
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       - '''EIC:''' I attended meetings, including the Editorial Board.   
       - '''Isotopes:''' the Quarterly Report was finally sent out and including a reasonable understanding of the irradiation resultsWe are now addressing the ERR documentation for
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       - '''Isotopes:''' This was a major effort over the last two weeksAll of our documentation was submitted a week before the ERR, as promised, with the exception of the RSAD
         the 5 kW irradiation, which we have promised before ThanksgivingThe Review will occur at the beginning of December and the 5 kW irradiation itself the week of January 11-16.
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         because Keith Welch had to have a retina reattachmentJoe has done an excellent job of calculating that the target, raft and crucible are thermally stable, and Kevin has
         We will administratively restrict access to the GTS vault during the irradiation because of airborne radiation and ozone, both of which will be tracked for future irradiations.
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        finished building these.  On the other hand, the beam window was calculated and recalculated by Joe, always resulting in producing window failure. Thermal management was the
         This request has been agreed by Riad.   
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         subject of an Engineering review by Dave Meekins and Tim Whitlatch, who agreed with Joe’s calculations. I contacted ANL-LEAF and was able to negotiate a loan of a window that
       - '''PERLE:''' there was a PERLE Collaboration Board meeting, following which I had a discussion with the Achille Stocchi and a couple of others on the conditions that they would
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         has taken up to 500 µA, three times higher than we needWe have to arrange to have it shipped here and installed before our run on the week of January 9.  I also have made
        like for Jefferson lab participationI sent Stuart and Andrei a synopsis of this so they could prepare our response  
+
        progress on two talks I have to make to the ERR Committee on December 14. 
     '''Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)
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       - '''PERLE:''' There has been some movement on PERLE, with an email from Achille, which prompted a response from State and Andrei.  They are trying to arrange a videoconference
       - '''EIC:''' again, I attended meetings, including the Editorial Board.  I provided feedback to Bhawin and Fanglei on how to calculate the Touschek lifetime in the two energy
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        before Christmas.
        cooler - resulted in doubling the lifetime!   
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      - I made some (helpful?) suggestions to Amy and Edy on their long proposals for the early Career Award, assuming that they will be invited to submit them. 
       - '''Isotopes:''' We have made excellent progress on preparing the documentation for the ERR as well as building new hardware. Kevin built a new raft, Adam Stavola has made
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      - Funds: We are waiting for a decision by the DOE-ONP Isotope Program on funding for our two proposals for the FY21/FY22 periodThat now looks like it will be further delayed
         progress on getting pieces for a coincidence measurement of an aliquot of the irradiated gallium (Joe did the 3-D design and the Detector Group built us a beta detector). I
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        until (hopefully) December 18, if Congress passes a budget for FY021 (new starts are forbidden during a Continuing Resolution).  
         think we will be able to submit the documentation for the ERR by Thanksgiving, on schedule for the ERR December 14 (the 11th is the back-up date), which Camille is setting up.
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     '''Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
         I also attended another virtual seminar organized by the ONP Isotope program - mainly on chemical separation which was not too interesting for us, but I need to support our
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       - '''EIC:''' I attended meetings, including the Editorial Board.  The upcoming period I will be more involved in editing the CDR. 
         Program Manager!   
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       - '''Isotopes:''' I prepared two talks for the Isotope Review and dry run some of the others.  The Review went well, with questions on the window. I had contacted ANL to borrow a
       - '''Photon Source Working Group:''' I sent feedback to Steve, suggesting some basic first decisionsHopefully, he will bring them up.
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         window; they sent the window and the detailed design, which enabled Joe to calculate it. Initially his calculation did not give a positive result. Dave Meekins pointed out that
 +
         it was because Joe was modeling the window as a solid, not a shell.  When it was calculated as a shell, it could be demonstrated to be safe. We finished the week preparing for
 +
         the run. Lila is making progress; I also attended another of the DOE Isotope Program Seminar series - the pet project of our funding manager.   
 +
      - '''PERLE:''' there was videoconference where some progress was made.  There is agreement that PERLE can use the AES booster module, and we need to provide a SoW for replacing
 +
         the cavities.  Achille reiterated that he was willing to fund the SRF work at JLab, just needs all of the documents signed!   
 +
       - '''VNECA:''' Good meeting to bless the Governors Nuclear Energy Strategic Plan, which we helped developThere are opportunities for Jefferson Lab to take an active role, but
 +
        actually, we are on the sidelines.  But it is good for our image in Richmond to be seen to be helping with the Governor’s plans. 
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      - Still in Continuing resolution awaiting info on further funding from the DOE Isotope Program.

Revision as of 18:21, 11 January 2021

December 17, 2020 Report - Nov 23 - Dec 18 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4) 
     - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
     - EIC Director's Review dry runs (Nov 23/30), dress rehearsals (Dec 3/4)
     - EIC FY21 labor planning, design and R&D plans
     - ADMIN IR2@EIC workshop planning meetings, EIC second IR meetings
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, staffing, diversity)
     - ODU USPAS training and planning meetings (Fridays)
     - OPS KLF, Hall D APEL information exchange meets (with Edy)
     - ADMIN IPAC'21 planning (Thursdays)
     - ODU Xelera SBIR weekly meeting (Tuesdays)
     - HOLIDAY (Thanksgiving, Nov 26-27)
     - VACATION (1/2 day Nov 25)
  Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18) 
     - EIC Meetings (Management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
     - EIC Director's Review (Dec 8-11), homework etc
     - ODU Isurumali meetings re ER@CEBAF, python optimizations
     - ADMIN APS DPB exec committee quarterly (Dec 11)
     - ADMIN IR2@EIC workshop (Dec 15-16)
     - MGMT Evals, Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, AWPs, calibration)
     - ODU USPAS training and planning meetings (Fridays)
     - ADMIN IPAC'21 planning (Thursdays)
     - ODU Xelera SBIR weekly meeting (Tuesdays)





Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4) 
     -  Vacation
     - FFA CEBAF Optics  - cell optimization and multi-pass linac optics 
     - ER@CEBAF optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
     - Preparing Accelerator Seminar on ‘Future NP Machines at JLAB: 24 GeV CEBAF and a 54 GeV Site Filler’
  Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)
     - Weakly focusing multi-pass linac optics
     - FFA CEBAF Optics  - FODO cell optimization 
     - Setting up GA for linac optics (one-on-one with Isturumali)
     - PRAB paper review 
  




Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - 
  Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18) 
     - 



Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - For the past two weeks I have been working on my talk for the KLF workshop, and delivering it.
     - Setting up a simulation infrastructure for Hall D, as well as DESIREE
     - Some work for my potential ECA proposal (asuming it gets encouraged)
     - Working on fixing up my DESIREE paper for submission to a different journal
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - I'll be on vacation




Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - Vacation (and holiday break)
     - Update training
     - Volunteer work for NeurIPS conference
     - Final editing and proof sign offs for PRAB - finally published! (and an "Editor's Suggestion" too)
     -	RADSMA: collaboration meeting and data exploration of smart alarm data
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, speaker coordination, etc.)
     -	"Problem of the Quarter" presentation
     -	AIFOA: PI meetings
     -	RADSMA: collaboration meetings
     -	ARDFML: data exploration, application of unsupervised learning on summer 2020 data labels
     -	Attend NeurIPS conference
     - serve on PERLE injector review committee
     - Attend seminars (CASA, OWLE, etc.)





Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     -  
  Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - 



Max Bruker

  Previous (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - Haven't needed to do UITF shifts so far. There were some issues with the target, and Cebaf staff has been helping out with shifts as well.
     -	The copyediting process of the IMP article is in progress. The results have been unsatisfactory so far. I hope to understand why the process is designed the way it is and
       ultimately change it or at least improve the documentation. The way it currently is, publishing a decent-looking and standard-conformant PRAB paper is impossible.
     -	Regenerative BBU studies. I'm trying to use "bi" to simulate it.
  Next (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - UITF shifts maybe
     -	More BBU and other RF studies





Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - 
  Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - 




Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - Momentum aperture and Touschek lifetime were calculated in a dual energy ring with two set of energies, low energy ring = 150 MeV and high energy ring = 500, 1000 MeV. The
      calculated lifetime are couple of hours. Touschek lifetime were calculated using elegant simulation and using analytical formula. However, there is some discrepancy of 
      calculated lifetime especially in high energy ring.
     - I was working on tech notes on dual energy storage ring. About 6 tech notes were prepared and edited.
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - I will be working to �gure out the discrepancy in Touschek lifetimec calculation in a dual energy storage ring.
     - I will complete the tech notes.



Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - Preparing and giving presentation on the spin transparency experiment at the DoE PI exchange meeting
     - Study of the control of the vertical electron beam size at the IP by coupling
     - Bench-marking of polarization lifetime calculations
     - FFA work: optimization of a CEBAF FFA cell
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - Preparing and giving a talk on the EIC 2nd IR at the 2nd IR workshop
     - 2nd IR work: optimization of the ion IR2 lattice for low-energy operation
     - EIC ion polarization: first estimate of the ion polarization lifetime due to longitudinal IBS
     - CDR: updates of the ion polarization section and the 2nd IR appendix
     - Optimization of the vertical electron beam size at the IP
     - CEBAF FFA work




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - 







Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - 





Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - 


River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - 


Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - 




Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - HLA
           - Developed and released cs2sdds, a tool for importing machine settings from EPICS or MYA into an elegant deck
           - Continue development of rayTrace analyzer GUI for 
     - Ops
           - Training
                 - Completed SAF210 5-Minute Escape Pack Training
                 - Completed SAF116kd Physics Work Governance
                  -Completed GEN034 Security Awareness
           - Participated in ORFP/Cold Startup/Troubleshooting 
     - Guide discussions
            -Investigate 1S/1E and 2S/2E steering errors
     - Attended OWLE Seminar on Automated LHC Collimator Setup with ML
     - Work through online PyTorch tutorials
     - Attended 0800, BTeam, CASA meetings
     - Thanksgiving Holiday  
   Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)
     - HLA
          - Rewrote parts of my SDDS_Perl library to speed up loading data for the rayTrace analyzer
          - Continue work on rayTrace analyzer GUI
     - Training
          - Completed GERT training
          - Read and signed 2021 General Access RWP
     - Working through PyTorch book and tutorials
     -AI FOA
          - Attended meetings
          - Presented timeline for Year 1 milestones
     - AIPINJ
          - Tweaking the element layout in the elegant deck and CED
          - Revisit chopper modeling in elegant
     - Drove to JLab to get SmartCard update
     - Attended Cold Startup/ORFP/Troubleshooting Guide meetings
     - Attended AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminars, Radiasoft Webinar on photoinjector modeling in Sirepo/OPAL.
     - Attended 0800, BTeam meetings




He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)     
     - vacation most of the time. 
     - Friction force output almost done. Need testing. 
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18) 
     - Write a report on JSPEC development from the middle of 2018 till the end of 2020.
     - Continue coding non-Gaussian IBS.
     - Finish two training.
     - Prepare a talk for snowmass discussion on quantum computing. 




Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)
     - 
  Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)
     -  



Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Oct 26  - Nov 6)
     - Isotopes – Worked on and completed thermal analysis on the 5kW radiator and raft. Created a presentation and am ready to present to reviewers. Working with NMT on
       FLUKA absorbed power density distributions for the 5kW run for the window, radiator and crucible.
     - ARDDOT - Finished the assembly of the ARC 7 SLM stands, they are ready for installation.
   Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)
     - Isotopes – Present 5kW thermal analysis to a group of engineers. Work on 50kW design.
     - ARDDOT – Work with S&A on the ARC 7 assemblies



Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (Oct 26 - Nov 6)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Nov 9 - Nov 20)
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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - Prepared and presented program summary for Nuclear Physics Accelerator R&D Exchange meeting
     - Reviewed and edited the LED for the LERF
     - Reviewed PRAB paper
     - Reviewed DOE SBIR proposal
     - Prepared talks for 5 KW ERR
     - Attended the FFA workshop (remotely)
     - video shoot for a new lab video.
     - Worked to find home for IR Demo magnets
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - Present talk at ERR for 5 kW Isotope run.
     - Review Physics of Plasma paper
     - Look at JLAMP redesign
     - Review LERF start-up procedures
     - Submit Technical note for Low Energy cooling for the EIC
     - Complete and get AWP for Isotope program approved
     - Review Export Control and FOUO compliance with external lawyers
     - Help set up installation of horizontal corrector for Isotope beamline.




Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Nov 23 - Dec 4)
     - EIC: I attended meetings, including the Editorial Board.  
     - Isotopes: This was a major effort over the last two weeks.  All of our documentation was submitted a week before the ERR, as promised, with the exception of the RSAD 
       because Keith Welch had to have a retina reattachment.  Joe has done an excellent job of calculating that the target, raft and crucible are thermally stable, and Kevin has 
       finished building these.  On the other hand, the beam window was calculated and recalculated by Joe, always resulting in producing window failure.  Thermal management was the
       subject of an Engineering review by Dave Meekins and Tim Whitlatch, who agreed with Joe’s calculations.  I contacted ANL-LEAF and was able to negotiate a loan of a window that
       has taken up to 500 µA, three times higher than we need.  We have to arrange to have it shipped here and installed before our run on the week of January 9.  I also have made 
       progress on two talks I have to make to the ERR Committee on December 14.   
     - PERLE: There has been some movement on PERLE, with an email from Achille, which prompted a response from State and Andrei.  They are trying to arrange a videoconference 
       before Christmas. 
     - I made some (helpful?) suggestions to Amy and Edy on their long proposals for the early Career Award, assuming that they will be invited to submit them.  
     - Funds: We are waiting for a decision by the DOE-ONP Isotope Program on funding for our two proposals for the FY21/FY22 period.  That now looks like it will be further delayed
       until (hopefully) December 18, if Congress passes a budget for FY021 (new starts are forbidden during a Continuing Resolution).  
   Next two weeks (Dec 7 - Dec 18)
     - EIC: I attended meetings, including the Editorial Board.  The upcoming period I will be more involved in editing the CDR.   
     - Isotopes: I prepared two talks for the Isotope Review and dry run some of the others.  The Review went well, with questions on the window. I had contacted ANL to borrow a
       window; they sent the window and the detailed design, which enabled Joe to calculate it. Initially his calculation did not give a positive result. Dave Meekins pointed out that
       it was because Joe was modeling the window as a solid, not a shell.  When it was calculated as a shell, it could be demonstrated to be safe. We finished the week preparing for
       the run. Lila is making progress; I also attended another of the DOE Isotope Program Seminar series - the pet project of our funding manager.    
     - PERLE: there was videoconference where some progress was made.  There is agreement that PERLE can use the AES booster module, and we need to provide a SoW for replacing
       the cavities.  Achille reiterated that he was willing to fund the SRF work at JLab, just needs all of the documents signed!  
     - VNECA: Good meeting to bless the Governors Nuclear Energy Strategic Plan, which we helped develop.  There are opportunities for Jefferson Lab to take an active role, but
       actually, we are on the sidelines.  But it is good for our image in Richmond to be seen to be helping with the Governor’s plans.  
     - Still in Continuing resolution awaiting info on further funding from the DOE Isotope Program.