Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs August 23, 2017

Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
August 23, 2017


No new peer-reviewed publications this week. Remember to submit your papers for approval to the Jefferson Lab Publications database.

Feedback on Video Introduction to DOE PAGES Sought
DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information is seeking feedback from researchers on its video about PAGES, the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science. The video provides an introduction to PAGES and demonstrates its fundamental uses. Take a few moments to view the video and provide feedback to Kim Edwards by Thursday, Aug. 31.

History Archives Project Needs your Old Clothes!
The Jefferson Lab Activities Group T-shirt collection is missing T-shirts from the 1995 and 2013 Run-A-Rounds.  If you have one of these shirts in good condition, consider donating it to the collection. Donors will receive acknowledgment of their generous contribution(s).

History Archives Photo of the Week
This week's photo of the week is the Hall A BigBite Spectrometer in 2004.

Facilities Management and Logistics

Reminder: Construction Will Impact Lab Sidewalks, Roadways and Parking
The Tech Center developer, W.M. Jordan, is planning a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 24 for the first building that will become part of the Tech Center’s research park. The construction will impact several areas north of CEBAF Center. For information on specific impacts, see the full memo.

Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events

Sept. 4: Labor Day holiday: Jefferson Lab closed
Sept. 5-8: Hadronic Physics with Lepton and Hadron Beams
Sept. 12-15: International Workshop on Physics with Positrons at Jefferson Lab
Sept. 18: Safety Shoe Truck onsite

Environment, Safety, Health and Quality

Security to Test Jefferson Lab’s Active Threat Alert Notification System on Aug. 31
At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, Security personnel will conduct a test of Jefferson Lab’s Active Threat Alert Notification System. Like the Site-Wide-Alert System, the test message will be sent over the lab’s email, pagers/text and on the Cisco phone digital screens. No response will be expected, as this is only an operational test of the system. For more information about the test and steps you may need to take in the event of an actual active threat alert, see the full memo.


Thesis Prize Winner Explores the Proton’s Spectrum
When it comes to laying bare the secrets of the proton, Priyashree Roy’s efforts have already contributed a whole swath of new information useful to researchers. Now, the thesis she wrote about her work has earned her the 2016 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize. Read more here.

RadWorker II Class Offered Tuesday, Aug. 29
A Radiation Worker II qualification class will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 9 a.m. to noon, in the large conference room in the ESH&Q Building, Bldg. 52. Registration is required and closes Monday, Aug. 28. If you wish to attend this class, contact Maya Keller as soon as possible at or x6021.

Last Chance to Volunteer for United Way Day of Caring
The 2017 United Way Day of Caring for the Virginia Peninsula will take place Wednesday, Sept. 6. Several health and human services organizations throughout Hampton Roads will benefit from the hard work and generous efforts of volunteers for numerous projects. Jefferson Lab is offering employees the opportunity to volunteer for these efforts. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up by the Aug. 30 deadline. See the full memo for information.

Lab in the News: New Astronaut
Larry Cardman is enormously proud of one of the members of NASA’s newest class of astronauts now training in Houston: his daughter, Zena. Read on about Zena’s new journey in the Daily Press.

Lab in the News: Solar Eclipse
Many people across Hampton Roads stood outside on Monday to view the eclipse with the help of special eclipse glasses handed out via Jefferson Lab’s Science Education programs. Read about one local family who got in on the excitement in an article published by the Suffolk News-Herald.

JLab Weekly Briefs is an ongoing publication providing information on the status of safety, accelerator operations, experiments, reviews, upcoming activities and special events. Deadline for submission is every Tuesday by 10 a.m. Submit new items to: the Communications Office or contact Kandice Carter at x7263.