Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs December 16, 2015

Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
December 16, 2015

Physics

Jefferson Lab Published Journal Articles and New Tech Notes, Dec. 7-11
  • Raúl A. Briceño, Jozef J. Dudek, Robert G. Edwards, Christian J. Shultz, Christopher E. Thomas, and David J. Wilson (for the Hadron Spectrum Collaboration). "The resonant π+→γπ+π0 amplitude from Quantum Chromodynamics." Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 242001.
  • Tech Note: Jay Benesch. "Comments on the GEP12 SBS magnet design."  JLAB-TN-15-051.
Remember to submit your papers for approval to the Jefferson Lab Publications database.

Publications Refresher Course Offered Jan. 12, 2016
The next Publications Training and Refresher course will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 9 a.m. in CEBAF Center room F224-225. In this session, authors will learn how to submit manuscripts to the Publications Review and Approval System, how to make recommended revisions to papers during the signature process, and how to add the relevant information once the paper is published. If you would like to attend, R.S.V.P. to Kim Edwards by Friday, Jan. 8.

JSA Thesis Prize Call for Nominations
Theses completed during calendar year 2015 are eligible for the 2015 JSA Thesis Prize, as well as theses completed during the last quarter of 2014 (if they haven't been submitted before). The thesis prize submissions will be judged initially by members of UGBoD, followed by a panel of independent experts to select the final winner. Criteria for evaluation include quality of the written thesis, contribution of the student to the work, and contribution to JLab physics/community. This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program, a commitment from the JSA owners, SURA and PAE Applied Technologies. Initiatives Funds support programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach, promote the science, education and technology of the Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab's extended user community in ways that complement the Lab's basic and applied research missions. The nomination deadline is Feb. 15. For nomination package details and submission instructions, see the webpage linked above.

JSA Postdoctoral Research Prize Call for Nominations
Nominations for the JSA Postdoctoral Research Prize are now being accepted. Nominated scientists will be judged on his/her record of accomplishment in physics, a planned high-impact Jefferson Lab physics program, proposed use of the research grant, and promise of further accomplishments in the Jefferson Lab research fields in the future. The Prize will be in the form of a research grant. The funds can be used for travel, supplies, or equipment in support of the proposed research plan. This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program. The deadline for nomination packages is Jan. 22. For nomination package details and submission instructions, see the webpage.

AIP Congressional Science Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications
The American Institute of Physics, in partnership with the Acoustical Society of America, annually sponsors one scientist to spend a year providing analytical expertise and scientific advice to Congress. The program enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and policy processes. Fellowships are for one year, usually September through August. Following orientation, Fellows interview with congressional and committee offices to find a placement where they wish to serve. Fellows are expected to be capable of handling varied assignments, both technical and non-technical. During their term, Fellows are expected to work full-time at their Fellowship assignment. Applications are due Jan. 15. More information and application materials can be found on the AIP website.

2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications
The 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program is now accepting applications. In the U.S., the For Women In Science fellowship program awards five postdoctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering and mathematics. The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience. Applications are due on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

Center for Theoretical and Computational Physics

According to a new study, it appears that there are two resonances with JP = 1/2- quantum numbers in the energy region near the Λ(1405) hyperon, whose nature is a topic of current debate. To provide further insight, Regge phenomenology has been used to access how these two resonances fit the established hyperon spectrum. The study finds that only one of these resonances is compatible with a three-quark state.

Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events

Dec. 16: Holiday Office Door/Cubicle Decorating Contest entry deadline
Dec. 17: JSA Board of Directors meeting
Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Holidays and Shutdown Days, Jefferson Lab closed
Jan. 12-13: SoLID Collaboration Meeting
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Day, Jefferson Lab closed
Jan. 19-20: Hall A Winter Collaboration Meeting
Jan. 21-22: Hall C Collaboration Meeting

Environment, Health, Safety and Quality

Improper Entry into Construction Areas
With all the various construction work across the Jefferon Lab property, the normal walking paths that people use may no longer be passable. However, these paths have been blocked for your safety and the safety of the construction workers.

It has been reported that people have been walking through clearly marked construction areas by either opening blocked-off pathways or simply walking around barriers. Sometimes these improper entries occur after dark, which makes the hazards less visible. Unless you are a designated and authorized person to enter any construction zone, it is imperative that you stay out of the work zones. Your safety is critical to Jefferson Lab operations and taking shortcuts across fenced off work zones increases your probability of sustaining a serious injury or even death.

Announcements

Annual Bake Sale Scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 22
The Jefferson Lab community is invited to the Quark Cafe's annual Holiday Bake Sale on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The bake sale will be in the CEBAF Center lobby and include a variety of breads, holiday cakes and pies by Gerry Fortin, owner of Lucille's Bakery in Richmond. The bakery items will be available in a range of prices. Quantities are limited; Come early for the best selections.

Personal Dosimeter Changeout Set for Next Week
Jefferson Lab's semi-annual personal dosimeter changeout will occur the week of Dec. 21-23. This includes the dosimeters of all lab staff, users, subcontractors and students. If you will be away from the lab on vacation or travel, be sure to put your dosimeter in its assigned place in the rack before you depart the lab. As always, make sure your dosimeter is in its assigned rack at the end of your work day. If you need to use your dosimeter during the changeout period or if you have questions about changeout, contact Becky Mosbrucker, x7236.

JAG Holiday Party Photos Posted Online
Digital photo albums from the Dec. 12 JAG Holiday Party have been posted to the Jefferson Lab Activities Group webpage. One album includes pictures taken with Santa Claus; the other includes holiday party photos. You must log in, using your JLab account user name and password, to access the pictures.

Retrieve Your Items from Lost and Found
The CEBAF Center Reception Desk also serves as the Jefferson Lab Lost and Found collection point. If you notice a likely “lost” item, please turn it in to the CEBAF Center receptionist. Let the receptionist know when and where it was “found” and any other potentially useful information. The Lost and Found currently has a man’s, black synthetic zipper jacket that was left in ARC Conference Room 231 in November; a size 44-short, tan corduroy sports jacket; and an Acer tablet that was discovered at the back of the CC auditorium in June. The Lost and Found also currently includes several pairs of glasses and other small items. Visit the CEBAF Center Reception Desk, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to claim lost items.

CEBAF Center North Atrium Entrance & Deck Sidewalk Closes on Dec. 16
Effective Wednesday, Dec. 16, the contractor installing the new optical fiber at Jefferson Lab will close the north atrium sidewalk and entrance, as well as the brick-path sidewalk leading to the deck, for installation activities. While the entrance is closed, pedestrians entering CEBAF Center from the north will be routed to the F Wing stairwell doors. See more information in the all-staff memo.

TIAA-CREF 401(k) GSRA Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 17
The 401(k) Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA) Open Enrollment for Calendar Year 2016 will be offered through Dec. 17. All elections will be reflected in the Jan. 15, 2016. paycheck. For more information and a link to the on-line system, see the full, all-staff memo.

2016 General Access RWP Ready for Review
The 2016 General Access Radiological Work Permit is now available for signature. If you are a radiation worker at Jefferson Lab, you must read and electronically sign the new RWP before Dec. 31 to retain your accelerator site access. This year’s RWP contains new restrictions/policies. Be sure to read this document in its entirety. You may access this document from off-site. The document can be found here. If you have trouble with the links or with signing the document, contact Becky Mosbrucker at becky@jlab.org or x7236. If you have any other questions regarding this permit, contact the Radiation Control Department at 876-1743.

Mobile Mammography Unit to Visit Jefferson Lab
The Sentara Mobile Mammography Unit will be here at Jefferson Lab on Jan. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The American Cancer Society recommends that women with an average risk of breast cancer should undergo regular screening mammography starting at age 45. It only takes 15 minutes! This service is open to all employees as well as their family members or friends, as personal health insurances will be billed. To make an appointment, visit the Sentara website or call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272).

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