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September 10 2020 Report - Aug 17 - Sept 11 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Aug 3 - Aug 14)
     - EIC Meetings (impedance, RCS task force; CDR editorial; physics; planning/project)
     - EIC Finish risk workshop (Aug 3-6)
     - EIC Analysis of Alternatives review preparation, review (Aug 10-12)
     - EIC CDR editorial review, integration
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee)
     - MGMT SBIR/STTR Meeting (Aug 13)
     - ADMIN Start Snowmass LOI planning
     - OPS Daily 07:45/08:00, weekly W 1:30
     - ODU Meetings (Xelera weekly, Isurumali beam-beam, Bhawin)
     - VACATION: Aug 14
  Next two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28) 
     - EIC Analysis of Alternatives review post-meetings
     - EIC Mini-MAC prep/dry run (Aug 17-18); review (Aug 26/28)
     - EIC CDR editing, editorial review, integration (much work)
     - EIC Meetings (impedance, RCS task force; CDR editorial; physics; planning/project; start weekly L2 meetings)
     - EIC EIC/FCC planning discussions
     - EIC OPA review early draft slide preparations
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, Accel Div Diversity survey)
     - MGMT P&C Meeting (Aug 24)
     - ADMIN Finish Snowmass LOI planning, emails
     - ADMIN APS DPB Exec Committee quarterly meeting (Aug 28)
     - OPS Daily 07:45/08:00, weekly W 1:30
     - ODU Meetings (Xelera weekly, Isurumali beam-beam, Bhawin)




Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Aug 3 - Aug 14) 
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Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)
     - Going through microwave instability threshold analysis by Stupakov and Heifets
     - Use Mathematica to calculate CSR in eSR of EIC, using Murphy's paper for shielding of parallel plate. Compare with Alexei Blednyke's CSR
       results from Demin Zhou's code
     - Check literature for transient CSR with shielding effect for the split dipole in eSR of EIC
     - Planning for TCBI modeling for eSR of EIC
     - Participate task force meetings and discussions on impedance in eSR of EIC
     - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies
  Next two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11) 
     - Attend LINAC 2020
     - Calculate more results for my technote on beam spectra for uneven bunch fill
     - Worked on planning the modeling of transverse coupled-bunch instability for eSR in EIC
     - Participate task force meetings and discussions on impedance in eSR of EIC
     - Continue attending meeting and discussion in ALS-U impedance studies




Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Attended task force meetings
     - Performed beam beam simulations for the beam beam task force
     - Worked on analysis of DODGE data
     - Gave R&D meeting talk about DODGE
   Next two weeks (Jun 22 - Jul 2)
     - Continue simulations for task forces
     - Continue analysis of DODGE data



Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)
     - Coordinate efforts for beam studies to collect data for Smart Alarm (SBIR)
     - Follow-up on a number of papers/topics from KDD conference about possible applications at JLab 
     - Review E. Nissen manuscript
     - Review L. Vidyaratne Tech Note (JLAB-TN-20-027)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, etc.)
   Next two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)
     - AI lunch (web, administrative, public affairs, etc.)
     - Prep talk for SLAC AI Seminar




Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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Max Bruker

  Previous (Aug 31 - Sept 11)
     - Linac 2020 conference
     -	Lots of fun at the UITF. Very nice machine with just the right size. I haven't touched a lot of hardware so far but got to play with the
       beam and learn the controls.
     - The IMP paper is back from the review. There is some homework to be done but nothing backbreaking.
  Next (Sept 14 - Sept 25)
     - IBIC
     -	More UITF fun
     -	IBS and cooling simulations to back up the experimental results presented in the IMP paper. We should aim for resubmission of the
       manuscript within 1--2 weeks.
  




Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Aug 3 - Aug 14)
     - Continuing the work on the task force on novel techniques for ESR polarization improvement and presented the progress in the bi-weekly meeting 
     -	Studying electron polarization in the eSR on benchmarking results from SLICK, SITRO and Bmad, and presented the progress in the bi-weekly meeting 
     -	Continuing the working on the storage ring cooler project  
     -	Miscellaneous: attended the Novel Techniques for eSR Polarization Improvement, attended the EIC eSR polarization meeting, attended the EIC RCS polarization meeting, attended the EIC hadron polarization meeting, attended the EIC low energy luminosity/facility optimization meeting, attended EIC design team
       meeting, attended alternate strong cooling task force meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the Innovative HE Cooling Project Status meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator Design meeting, attended the EIC general meeting, attended the Machine Advisory Committee Meeting 
  Next two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)
     - Work on the task force on novel techniques for eSR polarization improvement 
     -	Study the polarization in the eSR 
     - Work on the storage ring cooler project  




Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (May 25 - Jun 5)
     - Single particle tracking with synchrotron radiation on.
     - Many particle tracking with synchrotron radiation on.
     - Equilibrium beam emittance and energy spread estimation from elegant particle tracking. Compared those values with analytical values.
     - For a long run with bunched beam and many particles, decided to go with parallel elegant. Asked Yves to install in JLab ifarm
   Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Installation of PELEGANT in JLab ifarm is in progress
     - Dynamic Aperture, Momentum Aperture and Touschek Lifetime calculation
     - Run simulation using PELEGANT



Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Aug 3 - Aug 14)
     - Optimization of coupling in the electron collider ring to improve the polarization lifetime and providing input for beam-beam simulations
     - Development of a numerical technique for calculating the ion polarization lifetime
     - Analysis of the ifarm simulation results of the two-energy storage ring using a Jupyter notebook
     - Optimization of the quadrupole strengths of the 2nd IR and work on geometric and optical match of the 2nd IR to the rest of the collider lattices
     - Preparation and presentation of an Accelerator Physics seminar on the spin transparency mode in synchrotrons
   Next two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)
     - Work on the 2nd IR, forward acceptance simulations
     - Effect of crabbing on the electron and ion polarizations
     - Study of ion polarization lifetime and bench-marking lifetime calculations against simulation results
     - Checking dynamics in the electron collider ring
     - Optimization of the beam dynamics in a two-energy storage ring
     - Spin transparency experiment simulations




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Aug 3 - Aug 14)
     - Upstream/rear ion optics for the second IR contribution to the draft CDR.
     - Collected and edited inputs for the July 2020 EIC Design Update Newsletter.
     - Draft report editing for LBNF/DUNE status review.
     - MAD8 installation and running to generate survey files as setup for ESR spin tracking simulations.
     - CDR chapter reading.
   Next two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)
     - CDR chapter/appendix reading.
     - Collecting and editing inputs for the August 2020 EIC Design Update Newsletter.
     - Submitted input to EIC Biweekly report.
     - Attended EIC  mini MAC review.
     - Attended various meetings on second IR-related topics.







Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (May 28 - Jun 5)
     - Beam-beam meetings, 
     - Wrote notes on how to determine tunes by tracking in elegant
     - New method to calculate tune diffusion implemented in python
     - Bteam meetings, support for restart
     - AI meetings, litterature search and reading on AI, in particular the
     - Concept of using streaming AI's for CEBAF data.
     - Vacation (June 1-5th)
   Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Build the latest (very latest, from the subversion branch.) Pelegant for the farm
     - Wrote scripts for bhawin to allow for running Pelegant with multiple processors and across computing nodes using SLURM.
     - Next, will attempt to rebuild bb3d and do the same for it. (it is currently limited to running multiple processors but only on one node)
     - AI lunch series, AI reading, working on drafting proposals for using streaming AIs in order to process the CEBAF data
     - Bteam, getting ready for restart, discussions with Hall A/C regarding engineered controls for beam excursions




Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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River Huang

   Previous two weeks (May 28 - Jun 5)
     - Doing the particle tracking (with / without H-kick and V-kick) using CASA Beam-Beam scripts For JLEIC ring and BNL EIC ring.
     - CASA Beam-Beam package
          - Optimizing phase coordinates output of CASA Beam-Beam.
   Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
     - Continue working on EIC project.


Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
     - Attended IPAC talks
     - HLA
          - Released new version of eDT in response to feature requests from Ops. 
     - AIPINJ
          - Continue finalizing optics in the elegant model
          - Further explored numerical solutions for QW settings vs Wien settings
          - Presented latest optics at AIPINJ meeting, resulting in a list of 
     - Attended CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ meetings
     - Attended Accelerator Seminars and AI Lunch Series talks
     - Caught up with reading various papers on Wien filters, optics, etc.
   Next two weeks (May 25 - Jun 5)
     - AIPINJ
        - Continue (and hopefully finish) finalizing optics
        - Camille will be requesting a review soon; prepare slides
     - Explore implementing the beta matching using beam jitter from the paper Jay sent around
     - Attend CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ meetings
     - Attend Accelerator Seminars and AI Lunch Series talks
     - Continue with online training opportunities as time permits



He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)     
     - Performed a few simulations for EIC alternative cooling. 
     - Finished two Snowmass LOIs and contributed to another one. 
   Next two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11) 
     - Submit the Snowmass LOIs.
     - Test JSPEC python wrapper.
     - Finish coding the IBS formula. 




Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)
     - Isotopes –Attended several planning meetings. Setup some equipment needed for next week’s run
     - ARDDOT - Had a few meeting with the Injector group to determine if the new viewer image design would work for them. They have some
       very tight spaces. Met with the I&C group to show them the viewer imager and to test a lipstick replacement camera. The tested camera 
       has an nonadjustable lens an images a lot of the tube with a small image of the view screen. Not sure that it is a good replacement. The
       I&C folks had to run to another call and didn’t have time to assemble an imager. We will reschedule for another time. Have inventoried
       and conveniently placed all the parts received for the imager. Still have a few parts including the cameras that have not arrived.
   Next two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)
     - Isotopes – Help as much as possible with the upcoming experimental run.
     - ARDDOT – Work with I&C on imager assembly
     - ACCTVL – Attend the virtual IBIC2020 Conference.



Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (May 11 - May 22)
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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Aug 17 - Aug 28)
     - Discussed transfer of funds for new FOAs with Manouchehr Farkhondeh
     - Worked to get new project allocation for FOA project
     - Worked with D. Douglas to develop CeC ERL design concept
     - Recorded and submitted presentation for Linac 2020
     - Reviewed PRAB paper
     - Sent out punch list for LERF startup
   Next two weeks (Aug 31 - Sept 11)
     - Attend Linac 2020 and present talk
     - Write contribution to Cooling Alternatives Document
     - Submit request to re-allocate FOA funds to M. Farkhondeh
     - Present status of Low Energy Cooling Task Force at the Wednesday EIC Research meeting
     - Get LOSP for Drive Laser Enclosure submitted and approved
     - Modify Isotope run plans for Ga_71 exposures
     - Develop ATLis’ for isotope runs
     - Review MCBI paper




Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (May 28 - Jun 5)
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   Next two weeks (Jun 8 - Jun 19)
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