Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
February 24, 2016
12 GeV UpgradeThe design of the downstream support structure for the Central Time of Flight (CTOF) detector for CLAS12, as well as that of the installation arm, is now underway. The light fiber bundle to distribute monitoring laser light to the CTOF slats is on order, and the transport crates to move the slats to Hall B have been received. Timing measurements of the assembled CTOF slats have been used to determine the best discriminator settings for timing resolution. Refurbishment of the last of the six sectors of the Low Threshold Cerenkov Counter (LTCC) is complete, with the windows attached and pressure and leak tests passed. Installation of five of the six LTCC sectors has been done, with the sixth sector staged for installation. Installation of the Forward TOF panel 2 sectors is planned for early March, which will complete the Forward Carriage part of CLAS12. The first article is expected to arrive soon for the remaining fast electronic modules, the crate trigger processors, needed to complete the data acquisition and triggering systems for Hall B.
PhysicsApply Now for the Graduate Fellowship Program at Jefferson Lab
JSA is now accepting applications for the JSA/JLab Graduate Fellowship Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Each fellowship will provide the awardee's home institution with a $10,000 stipend. The awardee's home institution must agree to provide the remaining research assistant stipend from institutional or research funds. An additional $2,000 supplemental stipend is provided to the awardee's home institution for the graduate student. Conference travel support is also available for use during the fellowship period. The JSA/JLab Graduate Fellowship Program is funded by the JSA Initiatives Fund. Application materials are due by Feb. 29. Visit the website for an application form and application requirements. If you have any questions about the program, contact Elizabeth L. Lawson at email@example.com.
JSA Offers Sabbatical and Research Leave Support at Jefferson Lab
JSA is now accepting applications for the JSA/JLab Sabbatical and Research Leave Support Program for the 2016-2017 academic year, with support beginning as early as summer 2016. The program is funded by the JSA Initiatives Fund. Application materials for the program are due by March 31. Visit the website for an application form and proposal requirements. If you have any questions about the program, contact Elizabeth L. Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Theoretical and Computational PhysicsThe first calculation of strongly coupled-channel meson-meson scattering, with channels πη, KK and πη', is presented using a first-principles approach to QCD. The energy dependence of the S-matrix is determined from the discrete spectrum of eigenstates in three volumes extracted from lattice QCD correlation functions, with the S-wave featuring a prominent cusp-like structure in πη → πη close to KK threshold coupled with a rapid turn on of amplitudes leading to the KK final-state. This behavior is traced to an a0(980)-like resonance, strongly coupled to both πη and KK, which is identified with a pole in the complex energy plane, appearing on only a single unphysical Riemann sheet.
Jefferson Lab Calendar of EventsFeb. 23-26: CLAS Collaboration meeting
March 6: Va. Regional Middle School Science Bowl
March 14-15: Hypernuclear Workshop
March 16-18: Future Trends in Nuclear Physics Computing Workshop
March 29-31: JLEIC Collaboration meeting
Environment, Health, Safety and Quality
Preparation for Adverse Weather
A little preparation now may save you from regrets later.
Microsoft Training Opportunity Offered
Stockroom and Property Updates
Jefferson Lab Open House Set for April 30
2016 Annual T-Shirt Design Contest Is On
Free Health Screenings Offered on March 23
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