Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs May 17, 2017

Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
May 17, 2017

12 GeV Upgrade

At the request of DOE's Office of Nuclear Physics, Stephen Meador, Director of the Office of Project Assessment in DOE's Office of Science, convened a team of six experts and six observers for a Status Review of the 12 GeV CEBAF Upgrade Project at Jefferson Lab held May 10-11. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the project’s readiness for approval of Critical Decision 4B (CD-4B), Project Completion, by Sept. 30. The review team found that the Project’s scope is complete, with the exception of the Hall B Solenoid. The review team congratulated all team members working in support of the 12 GeV Upgrade Project on the “real and substantial progress” since the review held last October and provided two recommendations in the Closeout Report.


Jefferson Lab Published Journal Articles, May 7-13

  • A. Kim, CLAS Collaboration. "Target and double spin asymmetries of deeply virtual π0 production with a longitudinally polarized proton target and CLAS." Physics Letters B 768, 168.
  • Ilaria Balossino, HPS Collaboration. "The HPS electromagnetic calorimeter." Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 854,  89.

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

Publications Refresher Course Set for May 18
The next Publications Refresher Course is set for 10:30 a.m. on May 18 in CEBAF Center room F228. If you are new to the lab or are planning to write a journal or proceedings paper, mark your calendar for this 45-minute session that includes a demonstration of the Jefferson Lab Publications Approval System. If you plan to attend, R.S.V.P. to Kim Edwards at

History Archives Project Presents “Photo of the Week”
Take a visual trip to the past and view the Jefferson Lab History Archives Project's Photo of the Week. This week's photo features a fire drill in the early 1990s.

Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events

May 15-17: GlueX Collaboration
May 17: JAG Run-A-Round
May 17-19: Software Carpentry Workshop
May 22-26: QCD Evolution 2017
May 29: Memorial Day holiday (Jefferson Lab closed)
June 13-16: CLAS Collaboration Meeting
June 19-21: Users Group Annual Meeting
June 22-23: Joint Hall A & C Summer Collaboration Meeting
June 29-30: SoLID Collaboration Meeting


Environment, Safety, Health and Quality

Radiation Control Department Contact Information Update
Summer is always a busy time for Radiation Control Department training requests, and the department currently has reduced resources available for training. Note the following changes to key points of contact for RadCon support:

  • To schedule a Radworker-I practical factors appointment, contact David Hamlette at 757-876-1743 or Remember, practicals are by appointment only.
  • To schedule a classroom training event (for groups of new-hire radiation workers), contact Keith Welch at 757-269-7212 or

For any other training or dosimetry needs this summer, contact Keith Welch or Becky Mosbrucker at 757-269-7236 or RadControl staff appreciates your assistance.

Computing and Networking Infrastructure

New Wireless Network, Eduroam, Now Available
Jefferson Lab has joined eduroam, a global federation of WiFi networks that gives Jefferson Lab staff and users easy WiFi access at participating institutions worldwide. To use eduroam when visiting a participating institution, select the "eduroam" wireless network and log in with your Jefferson Lab email address ( and password. Conversely, wireless access for Jefferson Lab visitors from other eduroam institutions is now available by selecting the "eduroam" wireless network and using their home institution email address and password; no Jefferson Lab account or guest network key is needed. For a complete list of participating sites, visit the link.


Test of Public Address System Set for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18
On Thursday, May 18, members of the Jefferson Lab Emergency Management Team will conduct the recurring test of the lab’s Public Address (PA) System – the live audible announcement feature – available through the Cisco phones. No actions are required or expected from members of the lab community with this test. The test interrupts any in-progress call on a Cisco phone, with active calls automatically put on “hold.” For more information, see the full announcement.

JSA Recognized for Leadership in Small Business Utilization
Small business is the life blood of our economy and JSA has a long-standing commitment to small business utilization and mentoring small businesses. That commitment was recently recognized at the 16th Annual DOE Small Business Forum and Expo, where JSA was honored with two awards. Read more here.

Jefferson Lab Technology Recognized at TechConnect World Innovation Conference
The lab is among the dozens of research institutions and commercial enterprises to receive a TechConnect Innovation Award at the 2017 TechConnect World Innovation Conference taking place this week. The awards identify the top 15 percent of submitted technologies as ranked by the TechConnect Corporate & Investment Partner Committee. Read on for more information about TechConnect and Jefferson Lab’s participation.

Jefferson Lab Earns HRSD 2016 Gold Award
Jefferson Lab received a 2016 Hampton Roads Sanitation District Gold Award in April for its outstanding environmental compliance record for the year. The Gold Award is presented to businesses that have perfect industrial wastewater permit compliance for one year. For more information, read the full article.

Free Health Screenings Offered by Optima Health
Optima Health is offering free and confidential health screenings at Jefferson Lab on May 31. The 10-minute screenings will take place in CEBAF Center room F113. At this screening, you will learn more about blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes risk, Body Mass Index, tobacco cessation, and the benefits of regular physical activity. This free service is open to Jefferson Lab employees as well as Users and subcontractors. Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment is appreciated. The deadline for making an appointment for this free service is Thursday, May 25. To schedule an appointment, contact Occupational Medicine with your preferred appointment times (9 a.m.-1p.m.) at,, or x7539.

JSA Minority/Female Undergraduate Research Assistantship Taking Nominations
Jefferson Lab is seeking nominations of minority or female undergraduate physics students from accredited universities for a research assistantship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The assistantship provides students an opportunity to work on science and engineering projects related to the lab's research. Students must be nominated by a faculty member. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, May 31. This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund program. For eligibility and nomination requirements, see the full posting.

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: the Communications Office or contact Kandice Carter at x7263.