Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs January 14, 2015

Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
January 14, 2015

Physics

Jefferson Lab Published Journal Articles Jan. 5-9
Remember to submit your papers for approval to the Jefferson Lab Publications database.

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 jsaprograms@sura.org with the subject line "JSA Graduate Fellowships" by Feb. 20. See the full announcement.

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 jsaprograms@sura.org with the subject line "JSA Sabbatical Support" by March 2. See the full announcement.

Center for Theoretical and Computational Physics

In a recent paper, the deuteron quadrupole moment is calculated using two model wave functions obtained from the 2007 high-precision fits to neutron-proton scattering data within the covariant spectator theory. Included in the calculation is a new class of interaction currents automatically generated by these nuclear force models. One of these models gives a prediction in agreement to better than 1 percent (similar to a recent prediction obtained from chiral effective field theory), thus resolving a long-standing discrepancy.

Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events

Jan. 15-16: Hall C Collaboration Meeting
Jan. 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Jefferson Lab closed
Jan. 22-24: Exclusive Meson Production and Short-Range Hadron Structure Workshop
Jan. 27: American Red Cross Blood Drive
Feb. 12: E-Commerce Vendor Fair



 

Environment, Safety, Health and Quality

Resolving ES&H Concerns
To ensure your welfare and productivity, Jefferson Lab has several mechanisms for employees, or anyone who comes into contact with the lab, to report issues potentially affecting the safety of workers, visitors, lab neighbors or the environment without fear of retaliation or reprisal. ES&H Manual Chapter 2310 lists a variety of mechanisms for resolving and reporting ES&H concerns and for preventing similar concerns from occurring in the future.
Here is a list of the options you have for resolving an ES&H concern:

  • If possible, resolve the ES&H concern yourself.
  • If you are unable to resolve the concern yourself, refer the concern to your supervisor  and management chain using the mechanisms outlined here.
  • You may also consult your Safety Warden, Division Safety Officer, your representative to the Worker Safety Committee, or contact an ESH&Q staff member directly for any ES&H concerns you may have.
  • If you would like to remain anonymous, or if you feel that it is more appropriate, use Jefferson Lab’s Employee Concerns Program.
  • If one or more of the above steps have not resulted in resolution of the concern, or if you feel that it is more appropriate, you may also use the formal DOE Employee Concerns Management System hotline at 800-676-3267.
  • Or use this link to the form for the DOE's Differing Professional Opinion (DPO) process also found in DOE Order 442.2 or by calling or emailing the DOE DPO Manager, Scott Davis, at 301-903-9641.
The DOE DPO process ensures that all JSA employees and contractor employees have the right to report environment, safety, and health technical concerns that have not been resolved through routine work processes.

Once your concern has been addressed, communicate any lessons learned to your staff, co-workers, supervisors and your Division Lessons Learned Coordinator. ES&H Manual Chapter 2310 offers more information on concern resolution.

Computing and Networking Infrastructure

CNI Systems Maintenance Period Set for Jan. 20, 5-7 p.m.
The IT Division's CNI group is planning a Systems Maintenance Period for Tuesday, Jan. 20,  5-7 p.m. During this time, Windows and Linux patches will be released to all desktops and servers onsite. Plan to reboot your desktop system when requested after the maintenance is complete,but no later than Friday, Jan. 23. This reboot will finalize the patch installation. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the IT Division Helpdesk, x7155.

Internet Explorer Update Set for Tonight to Fix Zimbra Web Client Issue
Recently, some users have reported problems using the Zimbra email web interface with Internet Explorer. Normally, the Zimbra server presents an (ajax-based) interface that has a lot of nice features. Recent versions of Internet Explorer may try to view the site in  "Compatibility View" mode, which causes the Zimbra server to present only the limited, html-only interface.

To correct this problem, the Computer Center will deliver a configuration change overnight tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 14) to Jefferson Lab Windows systems that will disable "Compatibility View" for all Jefferson Lab websites. If your Windows system is connected to the Jefferson Lab network, all you need to do is restart Internet Explorer tomorrow morning to receive this updated configuration.

This change will not affect how you view non-Jefferson Lab sites. Since this configuration change applies to all Jefferson Lab websites, not just the Zimbra server, there is a possibility that it may cause problems elsewhere. If you have problems with other sites, you may need to configure IE to use "Compatibility View" only for those sites. For instructions on adding specific websites to the "Compatibility View" list, and for more information on this issue, see https://cc.jlab.org/IECompatView. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, contact the IT Division Helpdesk, x7155.

Announcements

Annual Travel Workshops for Travel Coordinators and Travelers
The Annual Travel Workshop training sessions will be held during the month of February. Travel Coordinators are expected to attend a general session and all of the associated mini-workshops. Two full sets of workshops are being offered. For the schedule of dates, times and locations, visit the Travel webpage or see the At-A-Glance calendar entries. In addition, 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 workshops, contact Carol Kinsey at x7519 or kinsey@jlab.org.

Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 27
The next American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Tuesday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in CEBAF Center room F113. New and repeat donors are encouraged to attend. All those who donate will be entered into a drawing for prizes from the American Red Cross. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: TJNAF. You can also schedule an appointment by contacting Johnie Banks at jbanks@jlab.org or x7539. Visit the website for donation eligibility requirements.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Available by Appointment
TIAA-CREF will be offering additional Individual Counseling Sessions in the coming months. The consultant will be available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Sessions will be offered on Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 11, March 12, April 16 and May 14 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Support Service Center room 41a. To schedule an appointment with a TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant to discuss your plan and options for managing your retirement savings, call TIAA-CREF at (800) 732-8353, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET).

Jefferson Lab Dog Training Club 2015 Classes Scheduled
Is your New Year's Resolution to reduce tension (at least in your dog's leash)? Come join the Jefferson Lab Dog Training Club for their kick-off meeting for the new year! The meeting will be held in the lobby of the Support Service Center on Monday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Rules for dog club participation will be reviewed, so no dogs at this first meeting. Classes for the 2015 Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog International session will begin on the following Tuesday, Feb. 17. See the full announcement for more details and dog club contacts.

 

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.