Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs July 26, 2017

Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
July 26, 2017


Jefferson Lab Published Journal Articles, July 16-22

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History Archives Photo of the Week
This week's photo of the week features an aerial view of the lab campus and surrounding area from 1994.

Facilities Management and Logistics

Property Management is Clearing Lab Bike Racks of Dilapidated and Abandoned Bikes
Property Management staff will be clearing all bikes that appear to be abandoned or are dilapidated from the bike racks located around the lab. Clearing the abandoned and unusable bikes will make it easier for individuals who are or would like to use their bikes to find space to park their bikes. They have started by removing a number of bikes (rusting, flat tires, etc.) from the bike rack at the entrance to the TED building, Bldg. 55. Over the next couple weeks, all of the other bike racks will be checked for dilapidated and unusable bikes. The bikes will be held in the Central Material Storage Area (CMSA) for 30 days. After that, any unclaimed bikes will be put on the federal government’s Excess Property website and sold as surplus property. If your bike is picked up and you want to reclaim it, contact Tim Wagner at, x7348, or Christian Whalen at, x5899.

Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events

Aug. 4: 2017 Summer Interns Poster Session
Aug. 11: Red Cross Blood Drive
Aug. 15-17: DOE Accelerator Safety Workshop
Sept. 4: Labor Day holiday: Jefferson Lab closed
Sept. 5-8: Hadronic Physics with Lepton and Hadron Beams
Sept. 12-15: International Workshop on Physics with Positrons at Jefferson Lab
Sept. 18: Safety Shoe Truck onsite

Environment, Safety, Health and Quality

Know your Safety Signs

Jefferson Lab uses safety signs to help communicate requirements to workers. Hazard severity is depicted through color codes based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards. The four levels of hazard coding are:

  • Blue background with white text = Notice. These are informational signs and do not necessarily indicate a safety hazard.
  • Yellow background with black text = Caution. Be aware that minor injury could occur from the hazard listed.
  • Orange background with black text = Warning. Serious injury or death could occur from the hazard listed.
  • Red background with white text = Danger. Multiple injuries or deaths could occur from the hazard listed.

Computing and Networking Infrastructure

Major IT Systems Outage Set for Saturday, July 29
The IT Division is planning a major file server and network outage on Saturday, July 29. During the outage, the central file servers will be unavailable while they are moved to a new location. During this outage, there will also be network outages while network systems are also moved to the new location. Further details will be provided in the following weeks, but plan your work accordingly. For more information, contact the IT Division Helpdesk at or x7155.


Researchers Explore Science of Jefferson Lab
From searches for dark photons to the largest refrigerators on the planet, attendees heard from their colleagues about a veritable smorgasbord of topics at the 2017 Jefferson Lab Users Group Workshop and Annual Meeting, held June 19-21. See the full article online.

Travel News Update: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Additional Screening Measures
Effective July 19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require additional screening measures for customers flying on international flights bound for the U.S. These screening measures pertain to any departure point where a passport is required to reenter the U.S. Customers flying to the U.S. from an international airport are encouraged to arrive to the airport at least three hours prior to departure to allow time to clear security. Advice to travelers on international flights inbound to the U.S.:

  • Plan to arrive at the international departure airport at least three hours prior to the departure time of the flight;
  • Proceed promptly to the departure gate where additional screening may occur to avoid delay or missed flight; and
  • Expect to see expanded use of canine screening at international airports and deployment of advanced technology screening.

Sept. 27 Symposium to Honor George Neil’s Career, Service to Jefferson Lab
George Neil officially retired from Jefferson Lab in mid-July, after 27 years of service to the laboratory. A symposium in his honor will be held Sept. 27 to review, discuss and honor some of the world-leading projects that he has been involved with, stretching back to his work at Stanford. More information and registration is available online.

Lab Community Invited to Summer Interns Poster Session on Aug. 4
All members of the Jefferson Lab community are invited to attend the 2017 Summer Interns Poster Session on Friday, Aug. 4, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. in the CEBAF Center lobby. More than two dozen interns from the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships and the Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs will be presenting posters they developed on their work or research projects.

Red Cross Blood Drive Set for Aug. 11
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place at Jefferson Lab on Friday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in CEBAF Center, room F113. New and repeat donors are encouraged to attend. Walk-ins are welcome. All participation is appreciated. For information on scheduling an appointment and the new Rapid Pass system that can save time at the donation site, see the memo.

Last Chance: JSA Initiatives Fund Program Proposals
JSA is soliciting proposals for Initiatives Fund support for the FY17 program from members of the Jefferson Lab user community, Jefferson Lab researchers and staff, and other individuals or groups who can make unique contributions to the lab's research, development, education and technology transfer missions. The Initiatives Fund is provided by the JSA owners, SURA and PAE. Proposals are due Aug.11. For full application information and details, see the full announcement.

Aug. 14 Class Date Set for New SOTR Training
A training session for new Subcontracting Officer Technical Representatives (GEN020) will take place on Monday, Aug. 14, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room 53 of the Support Service Center, Bldg. 28. Anyone who has recently been tasked to serve as a SOTR (or will be tasked) on any project at Jefferson Lab is required to attend this training. Attending this class is one part of the certification process for all SOTRs. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11. Participants can register in the Learning Management System. Questions regarding this training or the SOTR certification process may be directed to Mitch Laney, x5338.

DOE Sponsors Food Drive at Jefferson Lab
The Department of Energy is again participating in the “Feds Feed Families” food drive this year, Aug. 7-18. At Jefferson Lab, the Thomas Jefferson Site Office will be collecting donations from its federal employees to benefit the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula. There is no expectation of Jefferson Lab employee participation in this program, although anyone wishing to contribute may do so. See the full memo for details.

JLab Weekly Briefs is an ongoing publication providing information on the status of safety, accelerator operations, experiments, reviews, upcoming activities and special events. Deadline for submission is every Tuesday by 10 a.m. Submit new items to: the Communications Office or contact Kandice Carter at x7263.