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'''Dennis Turner'''
 
'''Dennis Turner'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)'''
      - Optics on-call
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       - '''AI FOA proposal'''
      - '''AIPINJ'''Yet another layout change
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          - Wrote draft proposal for RF instability detection with AI.
        - New QW and solenoid setpoints for wien configurations wrt new layout
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          - Numerous meetings with RF, software, etc. to get estimates for hardware, programming, data storage, etc.
        - Harp and 0I07 solenoid moved; simulated emittance measurement to verify it still works
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        - Searched drawings database to verify magnet lengths for the new deck for the upcoming 130keV run.
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      - '''HLA'''
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        - qsUtility tweaks
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        - rayTrace
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       - '''AI'''
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          - Wrote draft outline for RF instability detection proposal
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          - Collected more archive data for RF instability detection
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          - Searched for papers on the old RF Distributed DAQ project
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      - Read papers and technotes on longitudinal injector optics, wien filters, etc.
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      - Attended BTeam, Accelerator AI, AI Lunch, CASA, AIPINJ, 0800 meetings
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    '''Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)'''
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       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
        - Expect the beamline layout up to the Chopper to be finalized; finalize optics with Alicia
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          - Yet another layout, ~final.
        - Get deck ready for 130keV run (new beamline up to Chopper, existing beamline from Chopper to Quarter)]
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          - Presented latest elegant optics to AIPINJ team.
            - Optics match for various Wien configurations
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            - Get the deck into CED
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       - '''HLA'''
 
       - '''HLA'''
        - rayTrace
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          - Passed Chime over to Eric Dier to maintain from now on.
       - '''AI'''
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       - '''Training'''
        - Continue collecting RF data
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          - Started the Google Machine Learning Crash Course.
         - Continue learning Keras, etc
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      - '''Accelerator Seminar Committee'''
       - '''UITF'''
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          - Accepted invitation from Steve Benson to serve.
         - Study Alex's Optim deck, convert to elegant
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      - Attended CASA, AIPINJ, BTeam, AI FOA, AI Lunch meetings
         - Attend BTeam, CASA, AIPINJ, AI Lunch, Accelerator AI meetings
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    '''Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)'''
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      - '''AI FOA proposal'''
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         - Complete proposal (due May 1, needs to be submitted sooner)
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       - '''AIPINJ'''
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         - Finalize optics.
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        - Incorporate Grames' UITF chopper elegant model into CEBAF deck
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      - '''Training'''
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         - Continue Google Crash Course and start other training.
 +
      - Attend CASA, AIPINJ, BTeam, AI FOA, AI Lunch meetings
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Revision as of 12:21, 23 April 2020

April 16 2020 Report - Mar 30 - Apr 24 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership, EIC planning, CASA coffee)
     - MGMT Annual lab plan update, JSA monthly update
     - MGMT Foreign Visits and Assignments Round Table (Apr 10)
     - EIC Meetings (impedance, RCS task forces; editorial; physics; planning)
     - EIC Staffing/resource planning for OPC funds start
     - EIC Emittance exchange followup emails, paper reading/evaluation
     - OPS KLF collaboration proposal review/update, schedule update
  Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership, EIC planning, CASA coffee)
     - MGMT SSIII vs SSII job posting update/resolution, path forward
     - ADMIN Weekly AI meeting, 12 GeV paper contribution writing
     - ADMIN ER@CEBAF work restart, coordinate with Alex/Yves/Peter Williams
     - ADMIN APS Online April Meeting (Apr 18-21)
     - ADMIN Corporate communications writing workshop (Tue/Thu lunchtimes)
     - EIC Meetings (impedance, RCS task forces; editorial; physics; planning)
     - EIC Staffing/resource planning for OPC funds start
     - EIC David Douglas work package resubmission to procurement
     - EIC Correspondence with Xelera re new scope of SBIR Phase I work
     - ODU On-boarding Sunil Pokharel, get started on JupyterHub/gpt
     - OPS KLF optics evaluation for large spot size at dump
     - OPS UITF staffing/training planning (with MattP/Yan)
     - VACATION Friday Apr 24



Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10) 
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  Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
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Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
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Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
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   Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
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Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - Finalized and submitted Accelerator Stewardship FOA
     -	AI FOA (UGH!)
         - Meetings/budget/planning/writing, etc.
   Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
     - AI FOA




Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
     - Attended many meetings remotely
     -	Worked on luminosity optimization in low CM energy
     -	Worked on storage-based cooler and IMP experiment. 
  Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - Attended many meetings remotely
     -	Worked on luminosity optimization in low CM energy
     -	Worked on storage-based cooler and IMP experiment.



Max Bruker

  Previous (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
     - Started writing the PRAB article about the IMP experiment. Some questions are still unresolved, but the quality of the 
       results is starting to look convincing nonetheless.
     -	Remotely attended the first UITF training session
  Next (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - Continue and hopefully finish my part of the article. There is not much left to do as far as the longitudinal and transverse 
       profile data are concerned, but I'd like to understand what happens to the synchrotron frequency. Also, I'm getting the 
       impression that nobody quite knows what our objective/conclusion is supposed to be. I hope we'll figure it out along the 
       way.
     -	Attend more UITF training and hopefully the communication seminar that keeps being postponed.



Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
       - Edited EIC task force on novel techniques for eSR polarization improvement and preparing for the kick-off meeting
       - Worked on the storage ring cooler project
       - Studying the eRHIC design and participated in the discussion with colleagues 
       - Miscellaneous: attended the EIC electron polarization meeting, attended the EIC RCS electron polarization meeting, 
         attended EIC design team meetings, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the Innovative HE Cooling Project 
         Status meeting, attended the EIC JLab RD meeting, attended the EIC general meeting
  Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
       - Schedule the kick-off meeting and initiate the work on the novel techniques for eSR polarization improvement
       - Work on the storage ring cooler project
       - Study the eRHIC design



Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
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   Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
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Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
     - 




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - Continued work on the H- intrabeam stripping estimates; working through estimates in the paper on TRACK implementation of H- 
       intrabeam stripping as a sanity check, since the loss estimates currently obtained for the JLEIC example are orders of magnitude
       higher than in SNS.
     - Attended EIC software tutorial on using Python with root for nuclear physics data analysis. Some further study on the tools
       implemented in the tutorial.
     - A study of the various EIC Task Forces to determine areas of future contribution. Continued compilation of Task Force status
       updates for the EIC Design Update newsletter.
   Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
     - Continued work on the H- intrabeam stripping estimates. 
     - First meeting with BNL counterpart (Omer Rahman) on the forthcoming EIC design update newsletter. Discussion included looking for
       clarification on the intended audience for this newsletter, clarification on the official list of task forces, and plans for the 
       first edition in the first week of May. The current plan is to deliver monthly design updates.
     - Attending the Corporate Communications writing workshop sessions.
     - Attending the APS Virtual April Meeting.







Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - Writing section for 12GeV paper
     - Gathering list of M56 measurements for analysis 
     - Working on beam loss in CEBAF
     - Reviewing longitudinal match strategies for CEBAF
     - Beam prep and meetings
     - Beam-beam meetings with isurumali
     - Online class on machine learning with python
     - AI meetings for FOA prep.
   Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - Cebaf ER , reviewing lattice and scripts, documenting for Peter and Gus.
     - Developing restart for strategy for CEBAF
     - More online learning /python machine learning/data mining
     - Beam-beam FOA, start studying effect of damping in eRHIC by comparing tracked result with bb3d result and results from 
       Y. Hao's code
     - AI meetings.




Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
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   Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
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River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
     - CASA Beam-Beam package - 
   Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
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Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
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   Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
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Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - AI FOA proposal
          - Wrote draft proposal for RF instability detection with AI.
          - Numerous meetings with RF, software, etc. to get estimates for hardware, programming, data storage, etc.
     - AIPINJ
          - Yet another layout, ~final.
          - Presented latest elegant optics to AIPINJ team.
     - HLA
          - Passed Chime over to Eric Dier to maintain from now on.
     - Training
          - Started the Google Machine Learning Crash Course.
     - Accelerator Seminar Committee
          - Accepted invitation from Steve Benson to serve.
     - Attended CASA, AIPINJ, BTeam, AI FOA, AI Lunch meetings
   Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
     - AI FOA proposal
        - Complete proposal (due May 1, needs to be submitted sooner)
     - AIPINJ
        - Finalize optics.
        - Incorporate Grames' UITF chopper elegant model into CEBAF deck
     - Training
        - Continue Google Crash Course and start other training.
     - Attend CASA, AIPINJ, BTeam, AI FOA, AI Lunch meetings



He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)     
     - Did simulations for eRHIC 41GeV proton beam cooling and presented the results. 
     - Add new features to JSPEC.  
   Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24) 
     - Perform simulation on IMP experiment. 
     - Non-magnetic friction force formula to JSPEC. 
     - FOA quarterly report.




Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
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  Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
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Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
     - Isotope Experiment –Ran several thermal analysis of both the solid hBN and graphite blocks using a FLUKA power distribution
       from Keith W. The analysis results showed that graphite is by far a much better material to use to from a thermal as well as 
       electrical standpoint. The thermal distribution additionally showed that the side cooling plates need to be extended. Ran 
       five additional analysis of a gallium filled graphite crucible at both 1kW and 5kW with various thermal contact resistances. 
       These analysis used FLUKA power distributions as inputs. Unfortunately the geometry used in the FLUKA simulations were 
       incorrect and the both the FLUKA and my thermal analysis will need to be redone. I sent the correct geometry to Keith W. 
     - Halo monitor – A new CRADA was sent to Radiabeam for signatures.
     - ARDDOT –Completed the initial mechanical design of a new SLM for 1A09. This design will be loaded into ZEMAX for 
       verification of the correct optical design.   
     - HPWS -A NCE contract was sent to Radiabeam for signatures that will move the end date of the CRADA to September 30th due to
       the CODVID-19 telework. 
   Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - ARDDOT –Verify the optics of the new SLM1A09 mechanical design using a non-sequential Zemax model. 
     - Isotope Experiment -Use the corrected geometry FLUKA results of the absorbed power as well as a new raft side plate design 
       to create several thermal analysis of the gallium filled graphite crucible. Work with Kevin J. on a the extended side plate
       design. 



Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
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   Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - Organized and led Seminar Committee meeting. 
     - Derived new schedule and budget for Isotope exposure runs
     - Developed new design 41 GeV cooler with He Zhang and presented it at Cooler meeting
     - Monitored LERF vacuum levels and IOC status’ and coordinated response to changes with Jordan and Humphries.
     - Developed Scientific Program Committee membership for ERL 2021 workshop.
     - Updated scientific profiles
   Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
     - Review LERF start-up procedures
     - Review PRAB paper
     - Determine resource needs for Low Energy Cooling task force
     - Complete quarterly reports
     - Revise AWPs for Electron cooling contract to match new SOWs and resource availability.




Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)
     - The last two weeks have been spent trying to get used to working from home.  I think I am getting there!  
     - For the EIC, I attended two meetings of the RF team, I wasn’t much use.  I did spend a fair amount of time to look into the 
       idea of reducing the vertical emittance in the EIC proton ring, either by emittance exchange or coupling.  For the emittance
       exchange,I am now certain that the “traditional” method of transverse-longitudinal coupling will not work for 25 GeV 
       protons. I do believe that a transverse emittance re-distribution might be possible, either in the transfer line or in the 
       Yellow Ring. Of these, the transfer line would be best.  I also think we could look into slow extraction from the AGS 
       followed by horizontal stacking in the Yellow Ring.  
     - For the Isotope Program, I have been involved in suggesting directions for calculations which are proceeding well (Joe 
       Gubeli and Keith Welch, aided and abetted by the NMT students). I have prepared a new set of milestones and sent it round 
       for comment - so far it is an anechoic chamber out there!  I also sent around information on the upcoming FOAs and got a 
       positive response from Jamal at VCU, but Doug Wells has been offline for weeks.  I suspect he has been dragged into 
       organizing teaching online, a massive task!  
     - I attended a videoconference on PERLE which is starting up again.  I wrote up a brief report fro upper management, with 
       positive response from Andrei.  
     - The ALCC is now considering writing a short White Paper to submit to the Snowmass meeting November 4-6, 2020 in Fermilab. I 
       will probably get involved editing that.  
   Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
     - Continue with EIC work, hopefully collaborating more closely with Dave Douglas.  
     - I will need to finalize the Isotope Milestones and send them to Ethan Balkin. I also need to write the Isotope Quarterly 
       Report, due around April 24.