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       - QCM energy gain puzzle solved. It only took me 24 pages of writing and the corresponding amount of simulation effort to discover that one of the field probe amplifiers was clipping at high levels and a select few had known about it all along and had deliberately set it up that way. People don't talk to each other, it seems like, because other members of the RF group had vehemently rejected the idea until we remeasured it. It was a fun academic exercise, though, and I got to convince people of the merit of doing simulations in parallel to commissioning. It's also possible they think I'm a pain in the butt, who knows.
 +
      - Started looking at The Prebuncher Mystery.
 
   '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
 
   '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
       -  
+
       - CEBAF MAC certification. It's already done as of today but technically belongs into this period of time.
 +
      - The Prebuncher Mystery may have been solved, too... Some more discussion may be needed, but I think I understand the problem at a modeling level. A few pages of simulations results have been written.
 +
      - Now, time to prepare the IPAC material.
 +
 
  
  
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   '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
 
   '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       -   
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       - Completed the isochronous optics of the dual energy storage ring cooler
 +
      - Preparing the teaching material for the SPIN@USPAS2021 
 +
      - Miscellaneous: attended the EIC eSR polarization meeting, attended the RCS Beam and Polarization Dynamics meeting, attended the meeting of Development of Innovative High Energy Electron Cooling for an EIC Status Update, attended EIC design team meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the EIC general meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator Design meeting, attended the SPIN@USPAS2021 Prep Meeting, attended the meeting for discussion of the photon source  
 
   '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
 
   '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
       -  
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       - Work on the storage ring cooler project 
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      - Work on the teaching material for USPAS 2021 summer section
  
 
   
 
   
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
 
     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       -  
+
       - 2nd IR design: forward acceptance optimization
 +
      - PRAB paper on polarization control resubmitted and has since been accepted for publication
 +
      - FFA CEBAF: study of adiabatic match of the arcs to the straights
 +
      - Optimization of the aspect ratio of the electron beam size at the IP
 +
      - EDM ring design and estimates of the IBS rates
 +
      - Identified friction and diffusion terms in the IBS for polarization lifetime calculations
 +
      - Electron spin rotator optimization: study of spin matching requirements
 +
      - Advising River on the crab noise study
 
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
 
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
       -  
+
       - 2nd IR design: forward acceptance optimization continued
 
+
      - Optimization of the aspect ratio of the electron beam size at the IP with beam-beam focusing included
 
+
      - FFA CEBAF: study of adiabatic match of the arcs to the straights continues
 +
      - EDM ring design
 +
      - Calculation of the ion polarization lifetime in the HSR due to IBS
 +
      - Participation in the reviews of EIC beam-beam effects (May 10) and dynamic aperture (May 11)
 +
      - Advising River on the crab noise study
  
  
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'''Amy Sy'''
 
'''Amy Sy'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
      - Continued literature review on coupled ion beams from magnetized ion sources. Work at FAIR describes using collimation to reduce the transverse emittance of the coupled beam, collimating away over 50% of the beam in a bid to increase
+
       - Working with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. The TRACK code doesn't appear to accept arbitrary matrix inputs for beamline definition, so is harder to work with for these purposes.
        dimensionless beam brilliance. Working on setting up simulations in TRACK to work through A. Hutton's initial idea of specific beam transforms to recover a round, uncoupled beam.
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       - Laser particle counter: Vendor now targeting the week of May 3 for delivery of the 12-channel prototype detector. A lab bench has been moved from storage into TL 1011 for setup of the existing test apparatus. Will be on-site on 4/19 to observe/assist with reassembly of the test apparatus. Previously considered utilizing a "gene gun" apparatus to launch single particles in calibration tests, but this type of apparatus is not compatible with the size and speed of particulates to be measured with this detector. Looking into modified bead-pull measurements or a stepper motor setup for testing in air.
      - Laser particle counter: Vendor anticipates delivery of 12 channel prototype detector towards the end of April - working to get a lab bench into the reserved space in the Structures Lab in advance of the prototype delivery, and set up
+
    '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
        the existing test setup in the new space. Wexx particle counter data and manual indicate that the commercial particle counter can measure particles up to about 3.6 um in diameter, which is somewhat useful for calibrating the new detector.
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      - Continued work with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. Dimensionality of the space charge solver greatly affects the tracked beam sizes - working to understand the proper way to utilize the different space charge solver routines.
      - Biweekly meeting with Omnisensing Photonics on detector prototype progress and delivery schedule.
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    - Laser particle counter: relocated test apparatus to TL 1011, but still need to work with the Detector group to reassemble the components. Vendor has experienced some shipping delays of hardware components and wants to complete some internal testing before bringing the 12-channel prototype on site - tentatively rescheduled the vendor site visit for the week of May 10. Also working to get a PC dedicated to the particle counter experiments.
    '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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    - Meeting with Omnisensing Photonics to discuss software development progress.
       - Working with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating
+
    - Usual biweekly meeting with Omnisensing Photonics to discuss general progress.
        the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. The TRACK code doesn't appear to accept arbitrary matrix inputs for beamline definition, so is harder to work  
+
    - Review of student applications as part of the selection committee for MFURA awards.
        with for these purposes.
+
 
       - Laser particle counter: Vendor now targeting the week of May 3 for delivery of the 12-channel prototype detector. A lab bench has been moved from storage into TL 1011 for setup of the existing test apparatus. Will be on-site on 4/19 to
+
        observe/assist with reassembly of the test apparatus. Previously considered utilizing a "gene gun" apparatus to launch single particles in calibration tests, but this type of apparatus is not compatible with the size and speed of  
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        particulates to be measured with this detector. Looking into modified bead-pull measurements or a stepper motor setup for testing in air.
+
  
  
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'''River Huang'''
 
'''River Huang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
       -  
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       - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project. In Next 4-6 weeks, I also Plan to learn the online courses of “Winter 2021 US Particle Accelerator School” and will discuss the questions with Yuhong Zhang
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''
       -  
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       - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project and implementing Elegant for detail informations of SPS lattice with help of Vasiliy and Yuhong. 
  
  
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     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
 
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''
 
       - '''UITF'''
 
       - '''UITF'''
           - Beam studies:  emittance measurements at 9.7MeV. Had to redo since the cathode was initially not seated well, giving bad beam.  Got a couple of good measurements, but QE unavailable for further measurements.
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           - Merged final deck from the UED Optics workspace into the Ops workspace; quite a few conflicts needed to be resolved.
                - Corrected deck and UED with updated survey measurements
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                - Worked with Yan on energy spread measurements
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      - '''AIPINJ'''
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          - Worked with Injector group to plan MDR1I02 coil fixture rotation testplan
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          - Resubmitted ATLis for MultiWire emittance measurement
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      - '''HLA''
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          - eDT tweak for MQS0L01
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          - qsUtility tweaks and improvements
+
          - ced2elegant tweaks
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      - Procedure development: Presented draft Aperture Scan procedure
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      - Completed Property Validation
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      - Attended 0800, 1330, CASA, BTeam, AI FOA, Positron meetings
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      - Attended AI Lunch Series talks
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    '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
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      - '''UITF'''
+
          - Merged final deck from the UED Optics workspace into the Ops workspace; quite a few conflicts needed to be resolved.
+
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
       - '''AIPINJ'''
 
           - Set final optics in CED Optics workspace and merge into Ops
 
           - Set final optics in CED Optics workspace and merge into Ops
 
           - Prepare for upcoming commissioning testplans, including a tunnel tour
 
           - Prepare for upcoming commissioning testplans, including a tunnel tour
       - '''HLA'''
+
       - '''HLA''
 
           - cs2sdds bugfixes
 
           - cs2sdds bugfixes
 
           - Begun work on elegant to CED import in earnest
 
           - Begun work on elegant to CED import in earnest
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       - Attend BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF, PPB, CASA, 0800, AI FOA, and Ops Procedure Review meetings
 
       - Attend BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF, PPB, CASA, 0800, AI FOA, and Ops Procedure Review meetings
 
       - Attend AI Lunch Series talks and Accelerator Seminars
 
       - Attend AI Lunch Series talks and Accelerator Seminars
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    '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''
 +
      - '''UITF'''
 +
          - Merged final deck from the UED Optics workspace into the Ops workspace; quite a few conflicts needed to be resolved.
 +
      - '''AIPINJ'''
 +
          - Rematch INJ->NL->Arc1 with Injector magnet settings that will be used for upcoming commissioning run
 +
          - Volunteered to take shifts for AIPINJ commissioning
 +
      - '''HLA'''
 +
          - Continued work on elegant2ced
 +
              - Import seems to work now; more thorough testing to come
 +
              - While testing, uncovered a bug in ced2elegant which must be addressed
 +
          - cs2sdds bugfixes
 +
      - '''AI FOA'''
 +
          - Prepare slides to present to the weekly brainstorming meeting
 +
          - Submit abstract to ICALEPS
 +
      - '''Ops'''
 +
          - Continue with Aperture Scan procedure and present again
 +
      - '''UITF'''
 +
          - Submitted spreadsheet of Optics measurments taken after last run
 +
          - Work with Yan to measure energy spread
 +
      - Attend AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminar, OWLE machine learning seminar
 +
      - Attend 0800, CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF Optics, AI FOA, Ops procedure review, polarized postitron meetings
 +
 
   
 
   
  
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'''He Zhang'''
 
'''He Zhang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)'''     
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     '''Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''     
       -  
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       - Learning Catch2 and use it to write unit test for the TPSA lib, which is required for submitting paper to JOSS (Journal of open source software).
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)'''  
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      - Fixed a bug in element-by-element tracking in JSPEC2. Now the tracking works well.
       -
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      - Write about the previous work on simultaneously optimizing the heat load and trip rate for CEBAF RF system for a related FOA proposal.
 +
      - Writing the FMM paper.
 +
      - Investigating the latest FMM references.
 +
     '''Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)'''  
 +
       - Finish Writing the IPAC’21 paper and the poster slides.
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      - Finish the testing codes for the TPSA lib.
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      - Writing FMM paper.
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      - Testing the binary collision model and the local model.
  
  

Revision as of 14:06, 6 May 2021

April 15, 2021 Report - Apr 12 - May 7 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
     - EIC Management Retreat (Apr 21-22)
     - EIC Planning (technical reviews, partner project scope negotiation)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, ODU engineering)
     - ADMIN APS April Meeting (Apr 17-20)
     - ADMIN IPAC'21 planning (Wednesdays)
     - ADMIN IPACCC SPMS/Indico Task Force (Apr 20)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam, 1:30 Weds SAD)
     - ODU Lila isotopes code debugging
     - PERS COVID vaccination #2 (Apr 15), Doc appt (Apr 21)
     - VACATION Apr 16 (post-vaccination)
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cryo, cooling, impedance, OPC, team, R&D)
     - EIC Meetings (second IR, tech change control board Apr 26)
     - EIC Planning (technical reviews starting May 10)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee, personnel)
     - ADMIN IPAC'21 planning (Wednesdays, oral dry runs May 6)
     - ADMIN IPACCC SPMS/Indico Task Force (May 5)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam, 1:30 Weds SAD)
     - VACATION Apr 29 half-day





Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12- Apr 23) 
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  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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Ryan Bodenstein

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23) 
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  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7) 
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Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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Max Bruker

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - QCM energy gain puzzle solved. It only took me 24 pages of writing and the corresponding amount of simulation effort to discover that one of the field probe amplifiers was clipping at high levels and a select few had known about it all along and had deliberately set it up that way. People don't talk to each other, it seems like, because other members of the RF group had vehemently rejected the idea until we remeasured it. It was a fun academic exercise, though, and I got to convince people of the merit of doing simulations in parallel to commissioning. It's also possible they think I'm a pain in the butt, who knows.
     - Started looking at The Prebuncher Mystery.
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - CEBAF MAC certification. It's already done as of today but technically belongs into this period of time.
     - The Prebuncher Mystery may have been solved, too... Some more discussion may be needed, but I think I understand the problem at a modeling level. A few pages of simulations results have been written.
     - Now, time to prepare the IPAC material.





Fanglei Lin

  Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Completed the isochronous optics of the dual energy storage ring cooler 
     -	Preparing the teaching material for the SPIN@USPAS2021  
     -	Miscellaneous: attended the EIC eSR polarization meeting, attended the RCS Beam and Polarization Dynamics meeting, attended the meeting of Development of Innovative High Energy Electron Cooling for an EIC Status Update, attended EIC design team meeting, attended the Storage Ring Cooler meeting, attended the EIC general meeting, attended the EIC Accelerator Design meeting, attended the SPIN@USPAS2021 Prep Meeting, attended the meeting for discussion of the photon source  
  Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Work on the storage ring cooler project  
     - Work on the teaching material for USPAS 2021 summer section 




Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
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Vasiliy Morozov

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - 2nd IR design: forward acceptance optimization 
     - PRAB paper on polarization control resubmitted and has since been accepted for publication
     - FFA CEBAF: study of adiabatic match of the arcs to the straights
     - Optimization of the aspect ratio of the electron beam size at the IP
     - EDM ring design and estimates of the IBS rates
     - Identified friction and diffusion terms in the IBS for polarization lifetime calculations
     - Electron spin rotator optimization: study of spin matching requirements
     - Advising River on the crab noise study
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - 2nd IR design: forward acceptance optimization continued
     - Optimization of the aspect ratio of the electron beam size at the IP with beam-beam focusing included
     - FFA CEBAF: study of adiabatic match of the arcs to the straights continues
     - EDM ring design
     - Calculation of the ion polarization lifetime in the HSR due to IBS
     - Participation in the reviews of EIC beam-beam effects (May 10) and dynamic aperture (May 11)
     - Advising River on the crab noise study






Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Working with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. The TRACK code doesn't appear to accept arbitrary matrix inputs for beamline definition, so is harder to work with for these purposes.
     - Laser particle counter: Vendor now targeting the week of May 3 for delivery of the 12-channel prototype detector. A lab bench has been moved from storage into TL 1011 for setup of the existing test apparatus. Will be on-site on 4/19 to observe/assist with reassembly of the test apparatus. Previously considered utilizing a "gene gun" apparatus to launch single particles in calibration tests, but this type of apparatus is not compatible with the size and speed of particulates to be measured with this detector. Looking into modified bead-pull measurements or a stepper motor setup for testing in air.
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Continued work with the Brown-Servranckx transform for round, uncoupled beam from a magnetized beam. This requires some non-conservative process in between the magnetized beam transform and the Brown-Servranckx transform - currently investigating the possibility of using space charge to facilitate this. Looking into the space charge modules in PyORBIT for applicability. Dimensionality of the space charge solver greatly affects the tracked beam sizes - working to understand the proper way to utilize the different space charge solver routines. 
    - Laser particle counter: relocated test apparatus to TL 1011, but still need to work with the Detector group to reassemble the components. Vendor has experienced some shipping delays of hardware components and wants to complete some internal testing before bringing the 12-channel prototype on site - tentatively rescheduled the vendor site visit for the week of May 10. Also working to get a PC dedicated to the particle counter experiments.
    - Meeting with Omnisensing Photonics to discuss software development progress.
    - Usual biweekly meeting with Omnisensing Photonics to discuss general progress.
    - Review of student applications as part of the selection committee for MFURA awards.









Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)
     - Pathlength procedure development/meeting
     - JLAB/SLAC NP meeting for AI proposals
     - S&T Risk meeting
     - Cold start procedure development/meeting
     - Hall C future task
     - Positron meeting 
     - Hall A proposal C3Q, positron 
     - BTeam
   Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Moller beamline work
     - Moller collab. prep work
     - Spin lecture notes
     - Analytical spin transport algorithm development
     - BTeam prep
     - Procedural development/meeting






Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)
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   Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project. In Next 4-6 weeks, I also Plan to learn the online courses of “Winter 2021 US Particle Accelerator School” and will discuss the questions with Yuhong Zhang
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7)
     - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project and implementing Elegant for detail informations of SPS lattice with help of Vasiliy and Yuhong.  





Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)
     - Investigated the discrepancies between Optim and Elegant results for 750 MeV energy gain per pass and learnt how to scale elements.
     - Continue writing the IPAC’21 paper
     - Checking the optics of individuals in pareto front, obtained for NSGA II optimization with changing
             -	Objectives
             -	Variables
             -	Constraints
   Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Continue the checking of NL optics of individuals in pareto front, obtained for NSGA II optimization with increasing variables and changing constraints.
     - Decide a better objectives for the optimization problem and complete IPAC paper.




Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)
     - UITF
          - Merged final deck from the UED Optics workspace into the Ops workspace; quite a few conflicts needed to be resolved.
     - AIPINJ
          - Set final optics in CED Optics workspace and merge into Ops
          - Prepare for upcoming commissioning testplans, including a tunnel tour
     - 'HLA
          - cs2sdds bugfixes
          - Begun work on elegant to CED import in earnest
          - Met with Chris Slominski and Michele Joyce to discuss the upcoming RF HLA API.
          - Continue work on the rayTrace tools
     - Continue work on the Aperture Scan procedure
     - Attend BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF, PPB, CASA, 0800, AI FOA, and Ops Procedure Review meetings
     - Attend AI Lunch Series talks and Accelerator Seminars
   Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - UITF
         - Merged final deck from the UED Optics workspace into the Ops workspace; quite a few conflicts needed to be resolved.
     - AIPINJ
          - Rematch INJ->NL->Arc1 with Injector magnet settings that will be used for upcoming commissioning run
          - Volunteered to take shifts for AIPINJ commissioning
     - HLA
          - Continued work on elegant2ced
              - Import seems to work now; more thorough testing to come
              - While testing, uncovered a bug in ced2elegant which must be addressed
          - cs2sdds bugfixes 
     - AI FOA
          - Prepare slides to present to the weekly brainstorming meeting
          - Submit abstract to ICALEPS
     - Ops
          - Continue with Aperture Scan procedure and present again
     - UITF
          - Submitted spreadsheet of Optics measurments taken after last run
          - Work with Yan to measure energy spread
     - Attend AI Lunch Series, Accelerator Seminar, OWLE machine learning seminar
     - Attend 0800, CASA, BTeam, AIPINJ, UITF Optics, AI FOA, Ops procedure review, polarized postitron meetings




He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)     
     - Learning Catch2 and use it to write unit test for the TPSA lib, which is required for submitting paper to JOSS (Journal of open source software). 
     - Fixed a bug in element-by-element tracking in JSPEC2. Now the tracking works well. 
     - Write about the previous work on simultaneously optimizing the heat load and trip rate for CEBAF RF system for a related FOA proposal. 
     - Writing the FMM paper. 
     - Investigating the latest FMM references. 
   Next two weeks (Apr 26 - May 7) 
     - Finish Writing the IPAC’21 paper and the poster slides. 
     - Finish the testing codes for the TPSA lib. 
     - Writing FMM paper. 
     - Testing the binary collision model and the local model. 




Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)
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  Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
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Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)
     - Isotopes –
     - ARDDOT -  
   Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Isotopes – 
     - ARDDOT –


Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (Mar 1 - Mar 12)
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   Next two weeks (Mar 15 - Mar 26)
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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9)
     - Submitted review for Early Career proposal
     - Prepared and submitted presentation for APS April meeting
     - Gave dry-run presentation of APS talk
     - Attended S&T Risk Matrix training
   Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)
     - Give APS April meeting presentation and attend conference
     - Rewrite and submit the LOSP for User Lab 4
     - Start developing longitudinal model for CeC ERL on LiTrack
     - Start quarterly report for High Energy Cooling FOA
     - Get COVID-19 vaccine





Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Mar 29 - Apr 9) 
     - Isotopes: I spent time preparing a talk that Steve will present at the APS April Meeting.  For this, I started to try and lock down our production numbers and had several meetings about it.  It is still not so clear!  I had an 
       excellent talk with Ethan Balkin. our Program Manager, and sent the noted already.  Since the Isotope Program will not have an FOA before this summer (and we don’t know what form it will take) I have started looking into other funding 
       sources. There may be a possibility of seeking SBIR funds, I have feelers out!  Lila will finish up her program on decay modes of all of the isotopes and will publish that at IPAC’21.  She will not have time to complete the other part 
       of the program, the daughter isotopes produced when a 𝛾, n, p,d,or 𝛼 strike the mother. I have changed Loida’s project to complete this part of the program, and then have Lila and Loida publish the final result together. There was an
       excellent article on gallium in Physics Today by Michael Dickey at North Carolina State in Raleigh.  I contacted him and will be talking with him next week.  I think he will be an excellent collaborator if I can talk him into joining us.         
     - ERLs: The panel met and we have assigned writing tasks, most have accepted.  The timeline is to produce a very first draft in May so that there can be an “community meeting" in June to present the rough vision and seek input. This
       has to happen before the CERN SPC on June 22,23 and the CERN Council meeting June 26.  So that will be a fair amount of work over the next couple of months.   
     - PERLE: I contacted Jean-Luc Biarrotte directly, in French, and actually got a response.  Their marked up copy of the ICRADA was delivered, I forwarded it to Rhonda who has contacted me about her comments, and I think it is close to
       going up to the DOE again - I think!           
   Next two weeks (Apr 12 - Apr 23)  
     - Vacation: April 10 - April 17
     - 'Isotopes: There is still a lot of discussion to try and lock down the results o the two irradiations.  This was partially achieved for the APS talk given by Steve, but we are still working on it. The new FOA came out from the DOE
       Isotope program for training https://science.osti.gov/-/media/grants/pdf/foas/2021/DE-FOA-0002508.pdf.  We will discuss how best to respond on Friday.  Lila is getting to the end of her work, with assistance from Todd (thanks).  
     - ERLS: Still working with Max Klein.  No further news on PERLE, apart from an email acknowledging receipt of our marked up copy which is now in the hands of the IN2P3 lawyers (again).    
     - IJCLab: I received an invitation to be on their International Scientific Council.  
     - FCC-ee: I participated in a r review of the Injector and made several comments.  The Review closeout discussion is on Thursday.  I could not resist suggesting that they look at the LHeC electron complex as the injector (this includes the 
       ERL design by Alex).  
     - HiPer/HiPER Linac: I am continuing to follow up with Framatome and BWXT, and will be writing up an LDRD proposal.  Do you prefer High Performance Linac (HiPer) or High Power, Efficiency and Reliability Linac (HiPER)?