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'''September 30, 2021 Report - Sept 13 - Oct 8'''
 
'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
 
'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
  
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'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''  
      - Mentoring Isurumali
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      - Writing a PRAB paper on PERLE
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      - Coordinating FFA@CEBAF
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      - More letters of recommendation 
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      - Time accounting training
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      - Submitting nomination package for Mark Stefani
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  '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
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       - Vacation
 
       - Vacation
 
       - Writing a paper on PERLE  
 
       - Writing a paper on PERLE  
       - MED day
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       - MED day  
      - PRAB paper review
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       - FFA@CEBAF design work
 
       - FFA@CEBAF design work
 
       - Convener - Muon Collider Community mtg.  
 
       - Convener - Muon Collider Community mtg.  
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  '''Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)'''
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      - ERL Roadmap - write up
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      - Coordinating FFA@CEBAF
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      - 650 MeV recirculating injector design
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      - PRAB paper review
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      - Revising USPAS lectures
  
  
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'''Computational Physics - Yves Roblin'''<br>
 
'''Computational Physics - Yves Roblin'''<br>
 
'''Yves Roblin'''
 
'''Yves Roblin'''
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
       -  
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       - BTeam
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
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      - Control room/optics support
       -  
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      - Moller collaboration studies
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      - SBS studies , procedural development
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      - vacation
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)'''
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       - SBS safety review walkthrough
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      - Hall A beamline paper
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      - spin@uspas meetings, book chapter writing.
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      - BTeam
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      - Moller alignment task force
  
  
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'''River Huang'''
 
'''River Huang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 13- Sept 24)'''
      - EIC Beam-Beam project: Collaborating with colleagues in JLAb, Oak Ridge Lab and BNL, working on evaluating emittance growth rate due to rf noise.
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    '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
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       - EIC Beam-Beam project: Collaborating with colleagues, working on evaluating emittance growth rate due to rf noise and testing different cases by using CASA BeamBeam for SPS and JLEIC lattice.
 
       - EIC Beam-Beam project: Collaborating with colleagues, working on evaluating emittance growth rate due to rf noise and testing different cases by using CASA BeamBeam for SPS and JLEIC lattice.
 
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    '''Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)'''
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      - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project.
  
  
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'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
 
'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks ((''
 
       - Did my annual review which is a requirement in ODU graduate program.
 
       - Did my annual review which is a requirement in ODU graduate program.
 
       - Obtained better optics with new objectives for the 14-variable search.
 
       - Obtained better optics with new objectives for the 14-variable search.
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S''Dennis Turner'''
  
'''Dennis Turner'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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       - HLA
 
       - HLA
           - Modified ArcSteer to load machine settings. Had to roll back due to weirdness. Need to investigate.
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           - rayTrace analyzer bugfixes and enhancements
          - Wrote documentation for rayTrace_dataCollector and released to production
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           - qsUtility tweaks for UITF
           - Helped troubleshoot rfCavHistory
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          - rayTrace tweaks
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    - Explored doing multiple spreader matches and choosing the best four quads
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    - Optics On-Call
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     - UITF
 
     - UITF
         - Provided snapfile scaled for 180kV gun
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         - Operator shifts for Wastewater experiment (most of my time was spent here)
        - Updated deck and UED for 180kV gun and wastewater experiment
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         - Start work on a download tool like eDT
         - Stood operator training shifts
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     - AIPINJ
        - Completed web-based trainings for UITF operator qualification
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         - Create decks for spectrometer lines and import to CED
     - rayTrace
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         - Performed rayTrace from Injector to 1R.
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        - Found shortcomings in the rayTrace analyzer to be fixed.
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     - Attended 0745, 0800, BTeam, AI FOA, UITF meetings
 
     - Attended 0745, 0800, BTeam, AI FOA, UITF meetings
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)'''
 
       - UITF
 
       - UITF
         - Operator shifts for Wastewater experiment (most of my time was spent here)
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         - Took several sets of optics data with model settings loaded for model verification/comparison
        - Start work on a download tool like eDT
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       - HLA
 
       - HLA
         - rayTrace analyzer bugfixes and enhancements
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         - ArcSteer bugfixes
         - qsUtility tweaks for UITF
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        - Started incorporating "multimatch" into qsUtility
       - AIPINJ
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         - qsUtility tweaks regarding backpropagation
         - Create decks for spectrometer lines and import to CED
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        - Completed MED13 training
         - Attended 0800, BTeam, AI FOA, UITF meetings
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        - Completed SAF210 5 Minute Escape Pack training
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        - Electrical Safety training
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       - AI FOA
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         - Developed scripts to collect and label training data from the archiver to help get a model started for when the real DAQ data can be had.
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         - Started collecting and labeling training data
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      - MultiWire
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        - Prepared templates for Hall C multiwire testplan to be performed during an upcoming Beam Studies
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'''He Zhang'''
 
'''He Zhang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
       - On sick leave and vacation most of the time.  
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       - Generate new data for the FMM paper. (Laplace, modified Laplace, and Stokes kernels, uniform distribution and Gaussian distribution, rank 2 to 10, particle number 1e4 to 1e7.) Updating the paper with new data and rewrite the DA part.  
       - Revisited the JSPEC2-python code and doing testing.      
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       - Wrote a technote on non-Gaussian IBS model in JSPEC except for the verification part, which has not been finished      
     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 Sept 24)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)'''
       - Finish and submit the FMM paper.  
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       - Finish FMM paper.  
       - Revisit and finish the non-Gaussian IBS model in JSPEC.
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       - Verification the non-Gaussian IBS model in JSPEC and finish the technote.  
 
   
 
   
  
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'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
'''Andrew Hutton'''
 
   
 
   
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''  
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     '''Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''  
      - '''Isotopes: ''' Loida has completed a run with 20 MeV protons - the typical energy of a hospital cyclotron.  She has identified two known production pathways for 18Fluorine and 119Antimony.  This confirms that the program is performing correctly.  More interestingly, she identify three other possibilities: 55Cobalt, 76Bromine and another pathway to 119Antimony.  I am working on looking at the other radioisotopes that are co-produced and which could be dangerous.  The 56Fe (p,2n) 55Co reaction seems clean with a small production of two Manganese isotopes that should be easily separable chemically.  The 76Bromine is more complicated as there are many byproducts and this pathway may not be viable unless the target 76Selenium is isotopically purified before irradiation.  There are similar problems with the alternative pathway for 119Antimony, which may or may not make it unacceptable.  Loida is now working on getting the neutron production working.  The goal is still to identify pathways for all the medically interesting isotopes called out by the DOE Isotope program.       
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       - '''Isotopes: ''' I went over Loida’s 20 MeV output data and identified another medically interesting isotope Bromine77, which is not on the DOE list but has been used in the past.  Both Bromine76 and Bromine77 would be produced from isotopically purified Selenium, which has one problem.  The melting point of Selenium is 221°C, which means that it cannot be in the form of a stand-alone foil.  I envisage encapsulating it in Titanium(?) like ANL does with their zinc targets used to produce Copper67.  The range of 20 MeV protons is ~1mm in Selenium, so it would be a thin disc, the size of a US quarter.  Our UVA collaborators tell us that separation should be easy as bromine is volatile.          
      - '''ERL:''' The sub-Panel has has another meeting and has now moved back to weekly meetings for the next month to finish.  We already have ~20 pages written and will probably expand to ~30 pages before we are finished.  The short answer is that neither is in a state that it could replace the ILC or the FCC-ee.  We will come up with a list of R&D items that should be pursued to make these ideas achievable.  For me, the most important is operation of the cryomodules at 4.5K to reduce the cryogenic plant construction cost as well as the power requirement.  This should be an area where Jefferson Lab invests heavily - the pay-back would be enormous as it would also enable every university to envisage having a small superconducting accelerator for Compton back scatter, etc.     
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       - '''ERL:''' I wrote a draft of the conclusions of the ERL sub-Panel, which initiated an email storm.  Eventually, all the members with one exception agreed on a more nuanced version that I will produce in the next few days.  Getting a unanimous conclusion will take some effort!  The hang-up is whether operation at 4.5K with high Q0 would bring the cryogenic load for the ERLC version of the ILC sufficiently low to be competitive as a future upgrade.  We will need some careful wording to be able to come up with a report that everyone accepts.  The ERL Panel has now two weeks to complete the first draft of the actual roadmap, complete with cost and schedule estimates.  The upcoming few weeks are going to be extremely busy.        
      - ''' SuperKEKB: ''' I am advising both of them for their graduate studies.  Lila wishes to pursue medical physics and I put her in contact with Thia Keppel and Ethan Balkin (who was a medical physicist at the University of Washington before moving to the DOE-ONP Isotope program).  Loida wishes to pursue accelerator physics, and I am helping her choose a University.  Coming from Puerto Rico, she hates the cold, which does limit her options!                         
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       - '''PERLE: ''' I have been in contact with Wim Leemans at DESY ( a long-time friend) about DESY joining PERLE.  We will have a high-level meeting between the PERLE inner circle (Walid Kaabi, Max Klein, Hans Weise, and perhaps Achille Stocchi) this week to discuss the opportunities.  This is also intended to try and bring DESY into the ERL Roadmap, which would strengthen it considerably.  The ICRADA is slowly going the rounds - I don’t know where it is stuck it this moment, but resolution should be near.  I also got in the middle of unblocking the collaboration with BINP as the Director used to be my student.  I continue to have concerns about the role that Jefferson Lab is willing to play in PERLE, but until the ICRADA is signed, I don’t think it is worth bringing the matter up to Stuart.
    '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24) 
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      - I attended a meeting of the ALCC, where the latest news from Japan is not good.  MEXT has decided that it cannot approve the ILC Pre-Lab until other countries have signed on.  However, the other countries are waiting for a clear indication of intent from Japan.  The Japanese solution - create another review panel!  The ALCC is normally very positive about the chances for the realization of the ILC, but were distinctly disturbed by the news, which was presented by Hitoshi Murayama, a very credible source.                           
       - '''Isotopes: '''I went over Loida’s 20 MeV output data and identified another medically interesting isotope Bromine77, which is not on the DOE list but has been used in the past.  Both Bromine76 and Bromine77 would be produced from isotopically purified Selenium, which has one problem.  The melting point of Selenium is 221°C, which means that it cannot be in the form of a stand-alone foil.  I envisage encapsulating it in Titanium(?) like ANL does with their zinc targets used to produce Copper67.  The range of 20 MeV protons is ~1mm in Selenium, so it would be a thin disc, the size of a US quarter.  Our UVA collaborators tell us that separation should be easy as bromine is volatile.      
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    '''Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8) 
       - '''ERL: '''I wrote a draft of the conclusions of the ERL sub-Panel, which initiated an email storm.  Eventually, all the members with one exception agreed on a more nuanced version that I will produce in the next few days.  Getting a unanimous conclusion will take some effort!  The hang-up is whether operation at 4.5K with high Q0 would bring the cryogenic load for the ERLC version of the ILC sufficiently low to be competitive as a future upgrade.  We will need some careful wording to be able to come up with a report that everyone accepts.  The ERL Panel has now two weeks to complete the first draft of the actual roadmap, complete with cost and schedule estimates.  The upcoming few weeks are going to be extremely busy.      
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      - '''Isotopes: '''Loida has now completed the thermal neutron production and reformatted it to make it easier to search.  Surprisingly, out of 70, 179 reactions, only 31 were interesting.  I will come up with the average energy of “fast neutrons” in a reactor for her next search.  In the meantime, Lila is going back and re-formatting the outputs from the gamma and proton searches.         
      - I attended a meeting of the ALCC, where the latest news from Japan is not good.  MEXT has decided that it cannot approve the ILC Pre-Lab until other countries have signed on.  However, the other countries are waiting for a clear indication of intent from Japan.  The Japanese solution - create another review panel!  The ALCC is normally very positive about the chances for the realization of the ILC, but were distinctly disturbed by the news, which was presented by Hitoshi Murayama, a very credible source.   
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      - '''ERL: '''this has been a busy couple of weeks.  The first draft of the ERL sub-Panel report is almost complete.  Jean Delayen brought up a new effect; with counter-rotating beams in twin-axis cavities, the only way to have both beams on crest is that the cavity spacing is maintained at exactly an integral number of half-wavelengths - hard to achieve during cool-down warm-up and seasonal expansion/contraction.  I explained why I didn’t think this was a problem, and this is now grown into an email back and forth!  Will let you know the outcome.  After we finish the draft, it will have to go to Thomas, Vladimir, and Valery Telnov so they can object - I am expecting fireworks from at least one of them!  The ERL Panel presented the initial findings to the LDG; I think we did quite well.  Now we have to finalize the budget estimates and milestones by October 12.  Again a crisis.       
       - '''PERLE: '''I have been in contact with Wim Leemans at DESY ( a long-time friend) about DESY joining PERLE.  We will have a high-level meeting between the PERLE inner circle (Walid Kaabi, Max Klein, Hans Weise, and perhaps Achille Stocchi) this week to discuss the opportunities.  This is also intended to try and bring DESY into the ERL Roadmap, which would strengthen it considerably.  The ICRADA is slowly going the rounds - I don’t know where it is stuck it this moment, but resolution should be near.  I also got in the middle of unblocking the collaboration with BINP as the Director used to be my student.  I continue to have concerns about the role that Jefferson Lab is willing to play in PERLE, but until the ICRADA is signed, I don’t think it is worth bringing the matter up to Stuart.
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      - '''PERLE: '''We met with Hans Weise of DESY to discuss possible involvement in PERLE; they claim to be saturated, and are not willing to think about working on any other frequency that 1300 MHz - so they are basically abdicating from future high-energy high current colliders.  We were flabbergasted!  After a fair amount of back and forth, BINP has signed the collaboration agreement with PERLE. They will provide magnets.  That still leaves JLab out in the cold.

Revision as of 11:34, 7 October 2021

September 30, 2021 Report - Sept 13 - Oct 8 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cooling, impedance, team, R&D, beam-beam)
     - EIC Meetings (second IR), resource planning (critical hires)
     - EIC AI@EIC talk planning, workshop (Sep 7-9), EICPP planning
     - EIC MAC talk prep, dry run (Sep 2)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee), travel planning
     - MGMT Andrei triweekly (Sep 9)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam; optics on call)
     - ADMIN PSsQCD@EIC organizing committee meetings
     - ADMIN Training updates
     - ODU Undergrad/grad funding meeting (Sep 3)
     - HOLIDAY (Sep 6)
     - SICK time (Sep 7 PM dental appointment)
  Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cooling, impedance, team, R&D, beam-beam)
     - EIC Meetings (critical hires, C3 for linac, cost/schedule, risk assessments)
     - EIC Machine Advisory Committee (Sep 21-24), dry runs (Sep 13-14)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee)
     - MGMT Accelerator/Data Science brainstorming (Sep 20)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam)
     - ADMIN PSsQCD@EIC organizing committee meetings
     - ADMIN Virtual Field Trip dry run (Sep 15)
     - SICK time (Sep 22 AM doctor appointment)




Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24) 
     - Vacation
     - Writing a paper on PERLE 
     - MED day 
     - FFA@CEBAF design work
     - Convener - Muon Collider Community mtg. 
  Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)
     - ERL Roadmap - write up 
     - Coordinating FFA@CEBAF
     - 650 MeV recirculating injector design
     - PRAB paper review
     - Revising USPAS lectures 





Ryan Bodenstein

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10) 
     - Operations meetings
     - B-Team meetings
     - FFA@CEBAF collab work
     - Positron/FFA liaison work
     - PhD Student guidance
     - Playing around with Zgoubi to see if it’s the right tool for FFA work
     - Diversity meetings
  Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Operations meetings
     - B-Team meetings
     - FFA@CEBAF collab work
     - Positron/FFA liaison work
     - PhD Student guidance 
     - UITF Operations Training
     - Diversity meetings






Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - CBB and TCBI
           - Prepare and present my presentation at the EIC Accelerator Design meeting
     - Collective effect problems from EDM 
           - Spend some time to further understand the questions raised to me by Riad about the CSR and by Slava about the negative mass instability in their EDM ring design
     - Computer Learning
           - Taking online webinar from mathtype about advanced programming using matlab
  Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Start writing paper on CBB and TCBI
     - Communicate with Themis Mastoridis of California Polytech State Univ. about his work on the emittance growth due to noise from crab cavities in EIC, got his slides for helping the work by River Huang et al in CASA 
     - Attend and listen to the machine advisory committee sessions for EIC
     - Vacation 9/23-24






Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Attended RCS meeting
     - Submitted DODGE paper to NIM, formatting needed fixing, currently stuck going through this with tech support.  
     - Prepared for and began PD Shift on the 8th
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Program Deputy from 8th to 22nd 
     - Will probably take some time off afterwards.





Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - RADSMA: discussions with industry partner for year 2 plans
     - ARDFML: coordinate deployment of model for fault classification
     - AIFOA1: lead weekly meetings, understand project bottlenecks
     - Holiday + vacation






Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     -  



Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Continued with lattice optimization. Dr Fanglei Lin is making a lot of e�ort to optimize the lattice that will work best for electron cooling.
     - Particle tracking simulations with new optimized lattice. Dynamic Aperture (DA), Frequency Map Analysis (FMA) studies were carried out in the new lattice.
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Will continue the lattice optimization
     -  Will continue - Tracking simulations, Dynamic Aperture calculation, tune shifts calculations etc.




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Laser particle counter: Data analysis of pass/fail testing data taken during last vendor visit. Implementing new algorithm at vendor suggestion that calculates local peak to peak amplitudes in both the amplitude and phase data, and sums the two signals together for improved event detection. Continued algorithm optimization by varying moving window size in the peak to peak calculations, as well as low and high pass filtering effects. Studies of dynamic window and dynamic averaging implementation in data processing applications. The newer 18 sensors have met pass/fail specifications, but the full 24 channel system is incomplete until the initial 6 sensors can be replaced with upgraded versions. The vendor has committed to supplying these upgraded sensors as replacements for the initial 6, and have been authorized to begin work on 24 additional sensors for a full 48 channel system. Delivery of the remaining 6 upgraded sensors for further testing is anticipated in the late September to mid October time frame.
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Laser particle counter: Found a bug in the data-taking software that erroneously saves one extra bit to random data arrays - vendor has confirmed that this is a software issue and is working to understand why it occurred and how to prevent this in the next version of the GUI. Summarizing current progress in advance of taking extended leave. Preparing content for update on laser particulate counter status at JLAAC in November/December time frame. Vendor anticipates returning with full 24 channel system the week of September 20-24 for continued testing.










Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - BTeam 
     - Control room/optics support
     - Moller collaboration studies 
     - SBS studies , procedural development
     - vacation
   Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)
     - SBS safety review walkthrough
     - Hall A beamline paper
     - spin@uspas meetings, book chapter writing.
     - BTeam 
     - Moller alignment task force






Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - 


River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Sept 13- Sept 24)
     - EIC Beam-Beam project: Collaborating with colleagues, working on evaluating emittance growth rate due to rf noise and testing different cases by using CASA BeamBeam for SPS and JLEIC lattice.
   Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)
     - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project.




Isurumali Neththikumara

   'Previous two weeks ((
     - Did my annual review which is a requirement in ODU graduate program.
     - Obtained better optics with new objectives for the 14-variable search.
     - Continue the search process with 16 variable.
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Obtained solutions for 10-pass north linac lattice with nice optics for the 16-variable search.
     - Completed 2 searches for 18-variables, but optics of the obtained solutions show over focused behavior, therefore need to make some modifications to the search by adding constraints.
     - Read on parallelization of a code and python ‘multiprocessing’ library.






SDennis Turner'

   Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - HLA
         - rayTrace analyzer bugfixes and enhancements
         - qsUtility tweaks for UITF
    - UITF
        - Operator shifts for Wastewater experiment (most of my time was spent here)
        - Start work on a download tool like eDT
    - AIPINJ
        - Create decks for spectrometer lines and import to CED
    - Attended 0745, 0800, BTeam, AI FOA, UITF meetings
   Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)
     - UITF
        - Took several sets of optics data with model settings loaded for model verification/comparison
     - HLA
        - ArcSteer bugfixes
        - Started incorporating "multimatch" into qsUtility
        - qsUtility tweaks regarding backpropagation
        - Completed MED13 training
        - Completed SAF210 5 Minute Escape Pack training
        - Electrical Safety training
     - AI FOA
        - Developed scripts to collect and label training data from the archiver to help get a model started for when the real DAQ data can be had.
        - Started collecting and labeling training data
     - MultiWire
        - Prepared templates for Hall C multiwire testplan to be performed during an upcoming Beam Studies





He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Generate new data for the FMM paper. (Laplace, modified Laplace, and Stokes kernels, uniform distribution and Gaussian distribution, rank 2 to 10, particle number 1e4 to 1e7.) Updating the paper with new data and rewrite the DA part. 
     - Wrote a technote on non-Gaussian IBS model in JSPEC except for the verification part, which has not been finished      
   Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)
     - Finish FMM paper. 
     - Verification the non-Gaussian IBS model in JSPEC and finish the technote.    





Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - 



Joe Gubeli

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Isotopes –
     - ARDDOT -  
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Isotopes – 
     - ARDDOT –


Michael Tiefenback

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - 



CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Submitted new LOSP for alignment in the LERF vault
     - Worked with BNL to determine cooler match for the MAC.
     - Prepared MAC presentation
     - Met with BNL team to review JLab responsibilities for the EIC cooling ERL.
     - Developed WBS dictionary for level 4 ERL WBS elements.
     - Reviewed Kastner report for BESAC competitiveness and went over proposed XFELO at JLab.
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Assist in final MAC presentation review
     - Close out CATs item about laser alignment in the LERF vault LOSP.
     - Go over possible applications in the LERF with Drew Weisenberger for the Strategic Partnerships, Tech transfer S&T Agenda.
     - Submit revised FAST magnetized beam paper for review.
     - Submit No-Cost Extension request for FOA electron cooling project to Manouchehr Farkhondeh.
     - Start to review ERL requirements documents
     - Attend Cost and Schedule planning meeting.
     - Complete "Building a Respectful Workplace in a Technical Environment" training





Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24) 
     - Isotopes:  I went over Loida’s 20 MeV output data and identified another medically interesting isotope Bromine77, which is not on the DOE list but has been used in the past.  Both Bromine76 and Bromine77 would be produced from isotopically purified Selenium, which has one problem.  The melting point of Selenium is 221°C, which means that it cannot be in the form of a stand-alone foil.  I envisage encapsulating it in Titanium(?) like ANL does with their zinc targets used to produce Copper67.  The range of 20 MeV protons is ~1mm in Selenium, so it would be a thin disc, the size of a US quarter.  Our UVA collaborators tell us that separation should be easy as bromine is volatile.           
     - ERL: I wrote a draft of the conclusions of the ERL sub-Panel, which initiated an email storm.  Eventually, all the members with one exception agreed on a more nuanced version that I will produce in the next few days.  Getting a unanimous conclusion will take some effort!  The hang-up is whether operation at 4.5K with high Q0 would bring the cryogenic load for the ERLC version of the ILC sufficiently low to be competitive as a future upgrade.  We will need some careful wording to be able to come up with a report that everyone accepts.  The ERL Panel has now two weeks to complete the first draft of the actual roadmap, complete with cost and schedule estimates.  The upcoming few weeks are going to be extremely busy.         
     - PERLE:  I have been in contact with Wim Leemans at DESY ( a long-time friend) about DESY joining PERLE.  We will have a high-level meeting between the PERLE inner circle (Walid Kaabi, Max Klein, Hans Weise, and perhaps Achille Stocchi) this week to discuss the opportunities.  This is also intended to try and bring DESY into the ERL Roadmap, which would strengthen it considerably.  The ICRADA is slowly going the rounds - I don’t know where it is stuck it this moment, but resolution should be near.  I also got in the middle of unblocking the collaboration with BINP as the Director used to be my student.  I continue to have concerns about the role that Jefferson Lab is willing to play in PERLE, but until the ICRADA is signed, I don’t think it is worth bringing the matter up to Stuart. 
     - I attended a meeting of the ALCC, where the latest news from Japan is not good.  MEXT has decided that it cannot approve the ILC Pre-Lab until other countries have signed on.  However, the other countries are waiting for a clear indication of intent from Japan.  The Japanese solution - create another review panel!  The ALCC is normally very positive about the chances for the realization of the ILC, but were distinctly disturbed by the news, which was presented by Hitoshi Murayama, a very credible source.                             
   Next two weeks (Sept 27 - Oct 8)  
     - Isotopes: Loida has now completed the thermal neutron production and reformatted it to make it easier to search.  Surprisingly, out of 70, 179 reactions, only 31 were interesting.  I will come up with the average energy of “fast neutrons” in a reactor for her next search.  In the meantime, Lila is going back and re-formatting the outputs from the gamma and proton searches.          
     - ERL: this has been a busy couple of weeks.  The first draft of the ERL sub-Panel report is almost complete.  Jean Delayen brought up a new effect; with counter-rotating beams in twin-axis cavities, the only way to have both beams on crest is that the cavity spacing is maintained at exactly an integral number of half-wavelengths - hard to achieve during cool-down warm-up and seasonal expansion/contraction.  I explained why I didn’t think this was a problem, and this is now grown into an email back and forth!  Will let you know the outcome.  After we finish the draft, it will have to go to Thomas, Vladimir, and Valery Telnov so they can object - I am expecting fireworks from at least one of them!  The ERL Panel presented the initial findings to the LDG; I think we did quite well.  Now we have to finalize the budget estimates and milestones by October 12.  Again a crisis.        
     - PERLE: We met with Hans Weise of DESY to discuss possible involvement in PERLE; they claim to be saturated, and are not willing to think about working on any other frequency that 1300 MHz - so they are basically abdicating from future high-energy high current colliders.  We were flabbergasted!  After a fair amount of back and forth, BINP has signed the collaboration agreement with PERLE. They will provide magnets.  That still leaves JLab out in the cold.