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'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
   
 
   
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 16 - Mar 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)'''
       - The last two weeks have been spent trying to get used to working from home.  I think I am getting there! 
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       - A lot of thinking about EIC including a detailed evaluation of the pCDR luminosity optimization (presented at the JLab EIC
      - 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
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        meeting).  I also continued on my quest to understand coupling.  I took part in the RF frequency discussions; I would be happy if
        idea of reducing the vertical emittance in the EIC proton ring, either by emittance exchange or coupling.  For the emittance
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         the choice was 400 MHz, but not 394 MHzHaven’t we learned anything about the advantages of standardization?  
        exchange,I am now certain that the “traditional” method of transverse-longitudinal coupling will not work for 25 GeV
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       - We have made a lot of progress on evaluating the isotope experiment and future design (Joe Gubeli and Keith Welch). I need to get
        protons. I do believe that a transverse emittance re-distribution might be possible, either in the transfer line or in the
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         my act together to collate it all. I had a video conference on PERLE and wrote a brief report to Andrei, Mike and Todd. I
         Yellow Ring. Of these, the transfer line would be bestI also think we could look into slow extraction from the AGS
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         contacted the Chair of the VCU Mechanical Engineering Department who put us in touch with Hooman Tafreshi, their heat transfer
        followed by horizontal stacking in the Yellow Ring.  
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        expert. The discussion was not that useful directly, but it did serve as a catalyst for us to start thinking about the problem of
       - For the Isotope Program, I have been involved in suggesting directions for calculations which are proceeding well (Joe  
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         the 50 kW crucible.   
        Gubeli and Keith Welch, aided and abetted by the NMT students). I have prepared a new set of milestones and sent it round
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       - I took Ethics Training because I am on VNECA, which officially advises the Virginia Governor, so every two years I have to listen
         for comment - so far it is an anechoic chamber out there! I also sent around information on the upcoming FOAs and got a  
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         to a one hour ethics lesson!
        positive response from Jamal at VCU, but Doug Wells has been offline for weeks. I suspect he has been dragged into
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
         organizing teaching online, a massive task! 
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       - Continued working on coupling and wrote a presentation to get everything in one place. Dave Douglas was very helpful. I will
      - I attended a videoconference on PERLE which is starting up again. I wrote up a brief report fro upper management, with
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        continuing this and involve others when it seems reasonable.   
         positive response from Andrei.   
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       - For the isotopes, we had a brainstorming session on the design of a 50 kW target. Some good ideas, but video doesn’t work as well
       - The ALCC is now considering writing a short White Paper to submit to the Snowmass meeting November 4-6, 2020 in Fermilab. I  
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        for brainstorming.  I had Dave Meekins on the line, but was not aware of that since you can’t share the screen and see the
         will probably get involved editing that. 
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         participants. 
     '''Next two weeks (Mar 30 - Apr 10)
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      - Isotope Quarterly Report due on Friday, April 24.
       - Continue with EIC work, hopefully collaborating more closely with Dave Douglas.   
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       - I will need to finalize the Isotope Milestones and send them to Ethan Balkin. I also need to write the Isotope Quarterly
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         Report, due around April 24.
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Revision as of 12:46, 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)
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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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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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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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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 30 - Apr 10)
     - A lot of thinking about EIC including a detailed evaluation of the pCDR luminosity optimization (presented at the JLab EIC
       meeting).  I also continued on my quest to understand coupling.  I took part in the RF frequency discussions; I would be happy if
       the choice was 400 MHz, but not 394 MHz.  Haven’t we learned anything about the advantages of standardization?  
     - We have made a lot of progress on evaluating the isotope experiment and future design (Joe Gubeli and Keith Welch).  I need to get
       my act together to collate it all.  I had a video conference on PERLE and wrote a brief report to Andrei, Mike and Todd. I
       contacted the Chair of the VCU Mechanical Engineering Department who put us in touch with Hooman Tafreshi, their heat transfer
       expert. The discussion was not that useful directly, but it did serve as a catalyst for us to start thinking about the problem of
       the 50 kW crucible.  
     - I took Ethics Training because I am on VNECA, which officially advises the Virginia Governor, so every two years I have to listen
       to a one hour ethics lesson! 
   Next two weeks (Apr 13 - Apr 24)
     - Continued working on coupling and wrote a presentation to get everything in one place. Dave Douglas was very helpful. I will
       continuing this and involve others when it seems reasonable.  
     - For the isotopes, we had a brainstorming session on the design of a 50 kW target. Some good ideas, but video doesn’t work as well
       for brainstorming.  I had Dave Meekins on the line, but was not aware of that since you can’t share the screen and see the
       participants.  
     - Isotope Quarterly Report due on Friday, April 24.