Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
August 12, 2015
PhysicsJefferson Lab Published Journal Articles, June 31-Aug. 7
Center for Theoretical and Computational PhysicsA new paper presents the first chiral extrapolation of a resonant amplitude determined from lattice QCD. This is done by analyzing recent lattice QCD results for the P-wave ππ scattering phase shift obtained by the Hadron Spectrum Collaboration using a pion mass of mπ = 236 MeV. The techniques presented illustrate a possible pathway towards connecting lattice QCD observables of few-body, strongly interacting systems to experimentally accessible quantities.
EngineeringThe Electrical Engineering Group has been extremely busy with tasks associated with preparation for the fall accelerator run. Each of the groups (DC, RF, ICN, and SSG) have been working on accelerator preventive maintenance, performing system hot checkout (HCO) on Injector systems for the Bubble Chamber experiment, while also supporting work in the LERF (Low Energy Recirculation Facility). The DC group has been concentrating on the fabrication, commissioning and installation of the new 'dogleg' power supplies and controls upgrade. The RF group is installing a much needed modification to the Varkly systems (high -oltage switches), while supporting the helium processing being performed by the SRF group. In addition, our Fabrication Shop and EECAD groups are supporting the dogleg upgrade and projects in Hall B. The electricians are installing electrical enclosures in Hall A and cabling for the Hall A beam dump.
Jefferson Lab Calendar of EventsAug. 12-13: MOLLER Collaboration Meeting
Aug. 17: Safety Shoe Vendor on-site
Aug. 18: American Red Cross Blood Drive
Aug. 19-21: Q-weak Collaboration Meeting
AUg. 27: Jefferson Lab Employee Tour
Sept. 7: Labor Day holiday; Jefferson Lab closed
Sept. 13-18 XVI International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy
Sept. 21: Safety Shoe Vendor on-site
Sept. 28-Oct. 2: International Workshop on Beam Cooling and Related Topics
Computing and Networking InfrastructureCNI Systems Maintenance on Aug, 18, 5-10 p.m.
There will be a maintenance period on August 18, 5-10 p.m., while the CNI group performs maintenance on desktops and servers, including the following work.
The CNI group will release a critical update to Symantec Antivirus software package, which runs on Windows desktops, as well as several critical Windows patches. Plan to log out of your Windows desktop system prior to leaving on Tuesday, or plan to reboot your system as soon as you can on Wednesday morning to fully install these critical updates.
Linux patches will also be released to all Linux desktops and servers during this maintenance window. Plan on rebooting your Linux desktop on Wednesday as well to finalize these critical patches.
There may also be web server and system outages while servers are rebooted to finalize patch installations. And there will be a short Internet outage while firewall updates are made.
The back-end MIS Database servers will be patched and rebooted, causing outages of all MIS applications. The MIS applications will be unavailable starting at 8 p.m. and will be back up no later than 10 p.m.
In addition, there will be core Common User Environment software updates to Adobe Reader, Flash, Shockwave, Firefox and Java. Note that the latest version of Java (Java 1.8.51) will be installed on all Windows desktops and servers, while the old and unsupported Java 1.7.x JRE will be removed.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about this maintenance period, contact the IT Division Helpdesk at email@example.com or x7155.
Cryptocard MP-1 Token Change
The CNI group is working on an upgrade to the Cryptocard token software currently in use at the lab. The upgrade should be complete by Thursday, Aug 6. All currently supplied hardware and software tokens should continue to work after the upgrade; however, the MP-1 (software) tokens will begin to require the use of the "-" (dash) in the generated one-time password. So, for example, if your MP-1 token on your smartphone generates a one-time password of 123-4567, then currently you can type 1234567 when using it to login. After the upgrade later this week, you must type the generated password with the displayed dash included. So, in our example above, you would type "123-4567" instead of 1234567. If you have any questions or concerns about the Cyrptocard changes, contact the IT Division Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7155.
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Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18
The next American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in CEBAF Center room F113. New and repeat donors are encouraged to attend. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: TJNAF. You can also schedule an appointment by contacting Johnie Banks at email@example.com or x7539. Visit the website for donation eligibility requirements.
Radiation Worker II Class Scheduled for Aug. 20
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