Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
January 28, 2015
12 GeV UpgradeThe Physic Division held an equipment readiness review of the Super High Momentum Spectrometer Q1 magnet on Jan. 21. No major issues were identified and cooldown of the Q1 magnet will soon commence. The final 12 GeV Upgrade civil construction activity (tunnel air conditioning) is well underway. The related work in the tunnel involved drilling into the overhead to install hangers for the chill beams and associated piping. The subcontractor used a drilling tool for the overhead work. This apparatus allowed the subcontractor to apply an engineered solution to eliminate the ergonomic stresses to the workers, and the attached HEPA vacuum provided local capture ventilation for silica generated during the drilling. During the monthly progress meeting, the feedback from the subcontractor was that the tooling provided the added benefit of significantly increased efficiency for the task.
PhysicsJefferson Lab Published Journal Articles Jan. 19-23
Last Chance to Submit Nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Award
The JSA Programs Committee established the Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Award in 2011 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding and sustained contributions, including technical achievements, to experimental and/or theoretical research related to the nuclear physics program at Jefferson Lab. The biennial award consists of a certificate and a $10,000 honorarium, presented to the honoree at the Jefferson Lab Annual Users Group meeting. Nomination packages are due by Feb. 2 and should be submitted electronically to email@example.com with the subject line: "2015 JSA ONP Nomination." For detailed nomination instructions, visit the website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com with the subject line "JSA Sabbatical Support" by March 2. See the full announcement.
Center for Theoretical and Computational PhysicsThe decay of K -> ππ e νe has been measured with a high level of precision, first by E865 at Brookhaven National Lab and more recently by NA48/2 at CERN. This decay is of considerable interest as a window into the dynamics of the strong interaction at low energy. Previous treatments, relying on chiral perturbation theory alone, failed to accurately match the data. A new theoretical analysis of this process, using dispersive techniques, takes into account all the ππ- and Kπ- final state interactions and yields excellent agreement with the data.
Jefferson Lab Calendar of EventsFeb. 9: Safety Shoe Vendor on-site
Feb. 12: E-Commerce Vendor Fair
Feb. 19: GlueX Collaboration Meeting
Feb. 26-27: International Committee on Future Accelerators meeting
Join The Accelerators Musical Ensemble
Break Out the Bat and Glove for Jefferson Lab Co-Ed Softball!
Jefferson Lab Dog Training Club 2015 Classes Scheduled
Annual Travel Workshops for Travel Coordinators and Travelers
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