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   Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
 
   Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
      - HOLIDAY MLK Jr Day (Jan 20)
 
      - ADMIN Leadership, group meetings, training
 
      - EIC Meetings re next steps, planning, DOE visit
 
      - ODU Xelera magnetized injector SBIR planning
 
      - TRAVEL IPAC21 OC/SPC Meeting (Jan 27-Feb 2)
 
  Next two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
 
 
       - ADMIN AI/ML planning, training, paper reviews (NIM, PRAB, NSERC)
 
       - ADMIN AI/ML planning, training, paper reviews (NIM, PRAB, NSERC)
 
       - MGMT Meetings, SSIII hire next steps,
 
       - MGMT Meetings, SSIII hire next steps,
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       - OPS GlueX/KLF collab meeting prep, meetings (Feb 12-13)
 
       - OPS GlueX/KLF collab meeting prep, meetings (Feb 12-13)
 
       - IPAC Conference committee followup, SAB selections
 
       - IPAC Conference committee followup, SAB selections
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  Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
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      - ADMIN 12 GeV PRAB writing/meets, group move planning
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      - MGMT Group meet (Feb 19), Stand-down (Feb 26), LMBB
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      - EIC Meetings, BNL work planning, parameter review
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      - OPS Optics on-call (through Feb 25), Hall D raster optics
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      - OPS KLF discussions, proposal contribution
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      - ODU/SBIR Start prepping Sunil Pokharel for Xelera SBIR work
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      - IPAC Light peer review assistance (Peter McIntosh)
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      - VACATION (Feb 27)
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Alex Bogacz
 
Alex Bogacz
 
    
 
    
   Previous two weeks (Jan 6 - Jan 17)  
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   Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)  
      - Invention disclosures - review
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       - Machine support, OOC
      - Teaching Accelerator Physics course at USPAS’20
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  Next two weeks (Jan 20 - Jan 31)
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      - Teaching Accelerator Physics course at USPAS’20
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       - Machine support  
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       - PRAB paper review
 
       - PRAB paper review
       - CEBAF ER chicane config. with Cornell’s magnets
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       - CEBAF ER chicane re-config. with Cornell’s magnets
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      - USPAS 21 course on Practical Lattice Design, rescoping work with Cédric
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  Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
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      - Machine support
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      - Preparing  for  Graduate Student Progress Review
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      - CEBAF ER chicane with Cornell’s magnets
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      - Exploring Jupiter Notebook for USPAS course on Practical Lattice Design
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Isurumali Neththikumara
 
Isurumali Neththikumara
  
     Previous two weeks (Jan 20 - Jan 31)
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     Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
       - Reading papers on beam resonances.  
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       - Tried to obtain the same diffusion plot for eRHIC parameters as in FOA-18.  
       - Recalculation of tune diffusion rates.
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       - Prepared a report for Oral qualifying exam.
 
     Next two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
 
     Next two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
 
       - Figure out the inconsistency of diffusion rate results with BNL plots.
 
       - Figure out the inconsistency of diffusion rate results with BNL plots.
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Dennis Turner
 
Dennis Turner
  
     Previous two weeks (Jan 20 - Jan 31)
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     Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
         - Updated elegant deck to reflect layout changes from ME.
 
         - Updated elegant deck to reflect layout changes from ME.
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       - Attended BTeam, AIPINJ Modeling, CASA, AI Lunch, 12GeV PRAB, DOE Town Hall meetings
 
       - Attended BTeam, AIPINJ Modeling, CASA, AI Lunch, 12GeV PRAB, DOE Town Hall meetings
 
       - Registered for USPAS and AI Workshop
 
       - Registered for USPAS and AI Workshop
     Next two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
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     Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
         - Provide nominal fields for solenoids and Darmstadt triplets to assess cooling requirements, etc.
 
         - Provide nominal fields for solenoids and Darmstadt triplets to assess cooling requirements, etc.

Revision as of 17:43, 28 February 2020

Feb 20 2020 Report - Feb 3 - Feb 28 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     - ADMIN AI/ML planning, training, paper reviews (NIM, PRAB, NSERC)
     - MGMT Meetings, SSIII hire next steps,
     - EIC Meetings, Dave Douglas planning, parameter review
     - OPS Daily meetings, re-engage with operations daily needs
     - OPS GlueX/KLF collab meeting prep, meetings (Feb 12-13)
     - IPAC Conference committee followup, SAB selections
  Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
     - ADMIN 12 GeV PRAB writing/meets, group move planning
     - MGMT Group meet (Feb 19), Stand-down (Feb 26), LMBB
     - EIC Meetings, BNL work planning, parameter review
     - OPS Optics on-call (through Feb 25), Hall D raster optics
     - OPS KLF discussions, proposal contribution
     - ODU/SBIR Start prepping Sunil Pokharel for Xelera SBIR work
     - IPAC Light peer review assistance (Peter McIntosh)
     - VACATION (Feb 27)



Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14) 
     - Machine support, OOC
     -	PRAB paper review
     -	CEBAF ER chicane re-config. with Cornell’s magnets
     -	USPAS 21 course on Practical Lattice Design, rescoping work with Cédric 
  Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
     - Machine support 
     -	Preparing  for  Graduate Student Progress Review 
     -	CEBAF ER chicane with Cornell’s magnets
     -	Exploring Jupiter Notebook for USPAS course on Practical Lattice Design




Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Jan 20 - Jan 31)
     - Extending my study on uneven bunch spectra while writing the technote 
     - Understanding effect of uneven bunch fill on coupled bunch instabilities
  Next two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14) 
     - Sick leave 2/3-2/7
     - Study impedance dependence on aperture
     - Continue with ALS-U collaboration on impedance studies



Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Jan 6 - Jan 17)
     - I have been working to document the upcoming DODGE  experiment
     - Discussing the strategy for COMBINE with Jean and Geoff attending meetings about the future of our EIC work
     - Working as optics on call
   Next two weeks (Jan 20 - Jan 31)
     - I will finish my DODGE preparations
     - Work on the design for COMBINE, it needs some tweaking and updated cost projections.



Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     - Presenting a short AI talk at ODU/JLab Engineering Meeting
     - Organizing all aspects of AI Hackathon
     - Big effort with Lasitha to work on new models for SRF classifier
     - Generate and submit pre-proposal with CNU for FOA ("Accelerator Stewardship")
     - Generate content for possible AI (public) webpage
   Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
     - Meet with communications group about AI webpage
     - Deploy (hopefully) new models for SRF classifier
     - Safety stand down
     - Continue work for AI Hackathon
     - Presenting work at AI Lunch Series about winning Problem of the Quarter #3




Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Jan 6 - Jan 17)
     - 
  Next two weeks (Jan 20 - Jan 31)
     - 


Max Bruker

  Previous (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     -	Literature study on ferrite-based cavity tuning, harmonic kicker prototype, and cavity plasma processing
     -	Analysis of IMP experiment
           - Consistency checks of electron bunch length and relative phase
           - Comparison of relative beam loss and evolution of statistical moments
           - Started analysis of dithering data; massive effect on RF spectrum not understood yet, reason for increase in beam loss unclear
  Next (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
     - Continue analysis



Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
       - Worked on the storage ring cooler project
       - Worked on teaching material for the Spin@USPAS class
       - Studied the eRHIC design
       - Miscellaneous: attended the Innovative HE Cooling Project Status meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended JLEIC 
         weekly meeting, attended meetings for the Spin@USPAS class, attended the EIC accelerator design team meeting
  Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
       - Work on the storage ring cooler project
       - Work on teaching material for the Spin@USPAS class
       - Studied the eRHIC design and prepare for the contribution to the design of EIC



Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Dec 23 - Jan 3)
     - Learning python and data science with python. Took some online courses on python.
     - Preparing slides on ` beam cooling ' for coming USPAS .
   Next two weeks (Jan 6 - Jan 17)
     - Working with stability in a two energy storage ring cooler with ` Radiation on'.
     - Working on generalized formula for stability in a two - energy storage ring cooler.
     - Going to USPAS ( Jan 13 - Jan 24) San Diego, CA as a TA for "Accelerator Physics".


Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Jan 20 - Jan 31)
     - Work on two-energy storage ring 
     - Spin tracking simulations for the transparent spin experiment
     - EIC interaction region work
     - IBS optimization in the JLEIC ion collider ring
   Next two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     - Work on two-energy storage ring 
     - Spin tracking simulations for the transparent spin experiment
     - EIC interaction region work




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Jan 20 - Jan 31)
     - Longitudinal Schottky signal analysis for December 2019 IMP bunched beam cooling experiments. Evaluating the full width at half maximum
       of the central peak in the beam spectrum over the 2 seconds during which the pulsed electron beam is cooling the ion beam. This analysis
       resulted in the conclusion that the resolution of the data is not sufficient to estimate the cooling time. 
     - Preproposal for Early Career Award titled "Laser-driven Polarized Deuterium Source" was encouraged for submission of full proposal. 
   Next two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     - Continued work on and wrapping up the longitudinal Schottky signal analysis, including looking at the initial dithering data and
       reduction of number of sidebands as an indication of cooling. 
     - Continued work on getting the DTL portion of the JLEIC ion linac working in PyORBIT, to finish up H- intrabeam stripping estimates.
     - Work on early career proposal.







Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Jan 6 - Jan 17)
     - Vacation (until Jan 8)
     - AI workshop organizing committee meetings and organizational work
     - Accelerator restart, BTEAM meetings
     - TRC committee meetings
     - FOA report on beambeam
     - Staff evaluations
   Next two weeks (Jan 20 - Jan 31)
     - Hall A recommissioning, review of specifications for beam deliveries
     - USPAS meetings 
     - Preparation of slides for summer USPAS teaching  
     - Preparation of lecture notes for USPAS
     - Staff evaluations, final step
     - Calculations for spin transport IPAC contribution (with J. Grames/M. Joyce)




Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Jan 6 - Jan 17)
     - Chromaticity correction
     - Added two mobius insertions to the ICR
     - Multipole correction for jelic icr
   Next two weeks (jan 20 - Jan 31)
     - Designing a dual arm chicane for Hall D energy doubling
     - Multipole correction for jleic icr



River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     - CASA Beam-Beam package - We completed revising “Crabbing Kick” part of CASA Beam-Beam package, since now the crabbing kick code can work
       on both Linux and Windows10 system with Graphical User Interface (GUI).
   Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
     - Continue working on revise CASA Beam-Beam package.


Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     - Tried to obtain the same diffusion plot for eRHIC parameters as in FOA-18. 
     -	Prepared a report for Oral qualifying exam.
   Next two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     - Figure out the inconsistency of diffusion rate results with BNL plots.
     -	Check the output of three types of strong-weak beam - beam interactions in BB3D.



Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     - AIPINJ
        - Updated elegant deck to reflect layout changes from ME.
        - Verified apertures wide enough for solenoid scans
        - Match with Darmstadt triplets vs. various wien angles.
     - Hall A target position excursion
        - Attended emergency meeting
        - Recompiled Chime for RHEL7
        - Provided scripts and Chime configs for target positions and current lock
        - Fixed the above scripts when they became broken overnight.
     - 12GeV PRAB
        - Searched for sources for beam locks section
     - 'AHLA
        - Spoke with Chris Slominski about taking over Fopt; he is not retiring after all.
     - Optics On-Call
     - qsUtility tweaks
     - MultiWire tweaks
     - Provided input to Chris Tennant for the DOE AI for NP teleconference
     - qsUtility for UITF
     - Attended BTeam, AIPINJ Modeling, CASA, AI Lunch, 12GeV PRAB, DOE Town Hall meetings
     - Registered for USPAS and AI Workshop
   Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
     - AIPINJ
        - Provide nominal fields for solenoids and Darmstadt triplets to assess cooling requirements, etc.
        - Include field maps in the elegant deck as they become available.
     - Beam Studies
        - Test QTSnyder and MultiWire if Beam Studies time becomes available.
     - 12GeV PRAB
        - Write draft Beam Locks section
     - Attend BTeam, AIPINJ Modeling, CASA, AI Lunch, 12GeV PRAB meetings.



He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (JAn 20 - Jan 31)     
     - Finished revising all module of JSPEC, except for the UI. 
     - FOA quarterly report.
     - Investigated the latest FMM/QBX references and working on the SBIR proposal on Implementing the integral equation method on space charge
       effect. 
   Next two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14) 
     - Perform simulations on IMP experiment.
     - Finish revising the UI and start document the codes.
     - Finish a draft of the SBIR proposal.

 



Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

   Previous two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Dec 9 - Dec 20)
     - 



Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Dec 23 - Jan 3)
     - Isotope Experiment – Reinstalled the camera that images the alignment target.
     - Halo monitor – We finally tracked down the missing $27k that was wire transferred on 10/10/2019. Radiabeam had applied the wrong
       routine code and the funds went to the State Department instead of DOE.
     - ARDDOT – Designed an imager that can be used to replace nearly any CEBAF viewer camera. The only requirement is that those viewers
       have a non-obsolete, limited aperture, viewport. Order the parts for a test setup as well as acquired an insertable assembly from I&C 
       and a viewer cross from the Vacuum Group. Assembled and tested the setup, it works well.
     - HPWS - Design a beam expander and focusing laser setup to tightly focus a laser spot on the thin wire of the scanner. Order,
       assembled, tested and installed the setup. The setup was needed to test Jay Yan’s control and acquisition hardware and software. He was
       able to successfully scan the wires to obtain the three Gaussian distributions. 
   Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
     - HPWS – Work with Jay and others to complete the device and prepare it for installation.
     - ARDDOT – Continue working with Zemax. Start working on a couple of different optical designs that will allow the cameras on the 
       CEBAF SLMs to be in a lower radiation environment. The current beam setup in CEBAF allows for much higher production of radiation at the
       detriment of the electronics in the tunnel.



Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (Nov 25 - Dec 6)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Dec 9 - Dec 20)
     - 



CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Feb 3 - Feb 14)
     - Visited Duke University and helped out with OAM gamma production experiment 
     - Continued to review the LOD
     - Straight-merger coils are complete and installed in the measurement apparatus. 
     - Review abstract on LHeC dynamics
   Next two weeks (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
     - Assist in the isotope line commissioning run and isotope production run.
     - Host seminar by Carlos Hernandez-Garcia
     - Plan seminar on OAM gamma production
     - Prepare for an attend the final CBETA review 



Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Jan 6 - Jan 17)
     - The last two weeks have been mostly spent on AccApp 2020, preparing before I left for Vienna as well as the Program Committee itself.     
       One upside, I have an invited oral on Isotope production.  
     - We are finalizing the preparations for the first irradiation (mostly Steve and Kevin).  
   Next two weeks Jan 20 - Jan 30)
     - This week, I need to complete the Isotope quarterly report for the DOE, due Friday.  
     - Next week, we will commission the target beam,one, with the first irradiation hopefully the following week.  
     - There is also movement on the Straight Merger test at the ANL-AWA.  Ware preparing the coils for the cavity that is installed at the 
       AWA. Sarah is heading up this effort.