Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
February 18, 2015
12 GeV UpgradeThe 66 modules needed for all four regions of the Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT) for CLAS12 have been completed and tested at Fermilab and were then transferred to Jefferson Lab. The cooling plate and support structure to mount the first three of the four regions of the SVT are nearing completion, after which assembly will start in the large clean room in the Experimental Equipment Lab. The magnetic shielding materials for the Central Time-of-Flight (CTOF) have arrived and are being checked. The CTOF slats are glued together and are in the process of having the outer light-tight wrapping added, after which photomultiplier tube mounting and testing will start. The large mirror for the High Threshold Cerenkov Counter (HTCC) has been assembled and is being checked. The large containment vessel for the HTCC has been assembled and stood up on edge in preparation for a test mounting of the mirror on its support ring. The work to refurbish the boxes for the Low Threshold Cerenkov Counter, after its long service in CLAS, is nearing completion, and the mounting of components inside the first box has started in the clean tent. Calibration work for the detectors already mounted on the Forward Carriage (Forward Time-of-Flight, Preshower Calorimeter, and Electromagnetic Calorimeter) has proceeded steadily, and the calibration plans for the entire CLAS12 were recently reviewed.
PhysicsJefferson Lab Published Journal Articles Feb. 9-13
JSA Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Graduate Fellowships
Jefferson Science Associates is currently accepting applications for graduate fellowships at Jefferson Lab for the 2015-16 academic year. The JSA/JLab Graduate Fellowship Program is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund. FY2015 funds are available for up to seven fellowship awards. Application packages should be submitted via email to email@example.com with the subject line "JSA Graduate Fellowships" by Feb. 20. See the full announcement.
2014 JSA Thesis Prize Nominations Accepted
The Users Group Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the 2014 JSA Thesis Prize for the best Jefferson Lab-related thesis. The prize is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program. A complete package requires a nomination letter by a senior scientist giving the name and institution of the person being nominated and the names of three people who will send letters of recommendation, along with a copy of the thesis. All materials must be submitted electronically. The three letters of recommendation must be sent before the deadline. Theses completed during the calendar year 2014 are eligible, as well as theses completed during the last quarter of 2013 (if they haven't been submitted before). All materials must be sent by email to Lorelei Chopard by the nomination deadline of March 2. If you have any questions about the prize, contact John Arrington.
JSA Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Sabbatical Leave Support Program
Jefferson Science Associates is currently accepting applications for the JSA/JLab Sabbatical Leave Support Program for academic year 2015-16 at Jefferson Lab. The JSA/JLab Sabbatical Leave Support Program is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund. Materials should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "JSA Sabbatical Support" by March 2. See the full announcement.
Center for Theoretical and Computational PhysicsMatrix elements describing the coupling of mesons to photons are embedded in three-point correlation functions, which can be calculated from first principles using lattice QCD. A recent publication explored the application of variational techniques, previously employed in lattice spectrum calculations, to the calculation of these matrix elements, demonstrating a set of methods which can be used to study form factors and transition matrix elements, even for excited states. First results for the pion and its first excitation, as well as for the ρ meson and its first two excitations, were presented.
Jefferson Lab Calendar of EventsFeb. 18-March 2: Benefits Open Enrollment
Feb. 19: GlueX Collaboration Meeting
Feb. 26-27: International Committee on Future Accelerators meeting
March 7: Va. Regional Middle School Science Bowl
March 12-14: Q-weak Collaboration Meeting
March 16: Safety Shoe Vendor on-site
Environment, Safety, Health & Quality
A level of safety in the workplace where incidents are a rare occurrence does not guarantee future success; however, it is an indication of a strong safety culture. It's up to all of us to never let our guard down. Continuous safety maintenance is the backbone of a strong safety culture and a truly safe workplace.
Computing and Networking Infrastructure
Annual Computer User Account Audit Is Underway
CNI Maintenance Period Set for Feb. 24
Jefferson Lab Benefits Open Enrollment Is Underway
JAG Dog Training Club Class Start Date Postponed to Feb. 24
Graduate Student Research Grants Available
A Workshop for Travelers is scheduled for Feb. 25, 9:30-11 a.m. in CEBAF Center room F113. If you have any questions about the workshop, contact Carol Kinsey at x7519 or email@example.com.
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