Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs January 6, 2016

Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
January 6, 2016

12 GeV Upgrade

Hall B is prepping for the installation of the Torus magnet support legs. Up to this point, the Torus assembly has been taking place with the Torus on a “spit.” This allowed for rotation of the magnet, which increased efficiency and safety during this phase of construction. The legs are the permanent support and will be installed in the near future. Hall C continues incremental testing and measurements of the horizontal bend (HB) magnet. This activity is part of the final acceptance tests of this superconducting magnet.


Jefferson Lab Published Journal Articles, Dec. 14-31, 2015

  • Michael G. Endres, Richard C. Brower, William Detmold, Kostas Orginos, and Andrew V. Pochinsky. "Multiscale Monte Carlo equilibration: Pure Yang-Mills theory." Phys. Rev. D 92, 114516.
  • Kostas Orginos, Assumpta Parreño, Martin J. Savage, Silas R. Beane, Emmanuel Chang, and William Detmold (NPLQCD Collaboration). "Two Nucleon Systems at mπ ~ 450 MeV from Lattice QCD." Phys. Rev. D 92, 114512.
  • Dario Pellegrini, Andrea Latina, Daniel Schulte, and S. Alex Bogacz. "Beam-dynamics driven design of the LHeC energy-recovery linac." Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 18, 121004.

Remember to submit your papers for approval to the Jefferson Lab Publications database.

Publications Refresher Course Offered Jan. 12
The next Publications Training and Refresher course will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 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). 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. 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 Applications Due Jan. 15
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. 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. The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at Applications are due on Friday, Feb. 5.

Environment, Health, Safety and Quality

Cold Stress
On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Jefferson Lab reached a cold stress temperature of about 10º F at the start of the work day. We often think of cold stress in terms of the wind chill factor, where any wind makes the air temperature feel colder than it is. That is due to the fact that the wind is extracting heat from our bodies.

There are several steps that Jefferson Lab workers can take to prevent cold stress. For instance, for the low temperatures experienced on Tuesday, proper mitigation techniques people need to follow include dressing in layers, wearing gloves (insulated or layered), wearing a hat, and whenever possible, staying out of the wind or taking breaks to go inside a building to warm up. Drinking warm liquids will also help (however, despite the short-term "warm feeling" you can get from alcohol, drinking alcohol is more detrimental than beneficial to staying warm). One can also become dehydrated quickly in the cold air, so also remember to keep up with your hourly water consumption.

As always, if you are not feeling well or are having trouble with the cold, inform your supervisor and report to Occupational Medicine in Support Service Center (Bldg. 28) in room 22C for help. For more information about cold stress/wind chill considerations at Jefferson Lab, consult ES&H Manual Chapter 6670 Heat and Cold Stress Mitigation Program.


Ask Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall a Question on Twitter
You're invited to attend a Twitter office hour with Deputy Secretary of Energy Sherwood-Randall. At 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, the Deputy Secretary (@LSRtweets) will answer questions from DOE employees on Twitter. Tweet your questions with the hashtag #AskLSR any time between now and then. She hopes to hear from DOE and contractor employees from all around the complex.

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).

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Available by Appointment
TIAA-CREF will be offering 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 Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 17, April 21 and May 19 in Support Service Center room 22i. 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 a.m.-8 p.m.

Radiation Worker I Class Set for Jan. 19
A full-day Radiation Worker I class (SAF801C) is being offered on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class location will be announced. To sign up, contact Maya Keller at or by calling 757-269-6021.

Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26
The next American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in CEBAF Center room F113. New and repeat donors are encouraged to attend. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter Sponsor Code: TJNAF. You can also schedule an appointment by contacting Johnie Banks at or x7539. Visit the website for donation eligibility requirements.

Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events

Jan. 8: Mobile Mammography Unit on-site
Jan. 12-13: SoLID Collaboration Meeting
Jan. 16: Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Day, Jefferson Lab closed
Jan. 19-20: Hall A Winter Collaboration Meeting
Jan. 21-22: Hall C Collaboration Meeting
Jan. 26: American Red Cross Blood Drive

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