Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs November 1, 2017

Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
November 1, 2017

Physics

Publications Refresher Course Offered Nov. 15
The next publications refresher course will happen on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. in CEBAF Center room F228. Plan to attend to learn how to use the Jefferson Lab Publications System to manage your papers. DOE PAGES and ORCIDs will also be discussed. If you plan to attend, R.S.V.P. to kindrew@jlab.org by close of business on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Center for Theoretical and Computational Physics

A new Theory Center paper models the production mechanism of πΔ photoproduction at Jefferson Lab energies, which is currently under analysis by the GlueX collaboration, and provides insight into the peculiar behavior of pion exchange at high energies. In combination with similar studies by the JPAC collaboration, this work is a step closer towards a complete understanding of the production mechanism in peripheral photoproduction processes at Jefferson Lab.

Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events

Nov. 1: JAG Fall Festival and Picnic
Nov. 2-3: Exploring Hadrons with Electromagnetic Probes: Structure, Excitations, Interactions
Nov. 13: Safety Shoe Truck on-site
Nov. 23-24: Thanksgiving holiday, Jefferson Lab closed

Environment, Safety, Health and Quality

VDOT Reminds Drivers to Watch for Deer on Roads
Through December, the Virginia Department of Transportation reminds all motorists to watch for deer on and near roads, since this is the time of year that deer tend to be moving about in the early morning and into the evening. VDOT offers these tips to avoid hitting a deer:

  • Deer generally travel in groups – if you see one deer near or on the road, watch out for others nearby;
  • Deer are creatures of habit – if you see them in a certain spot, expect to see them again in that vicinity;
  • Drive the speed limit or reduce your speed when you see deer-warning signs;
  • Be on the lookout for deer at any time, but especially between dusk and dawn; and
  • Use bright headlights when possible and appropriate.

If you see injured animals on Jefferson Lab property, report the situation to Mike Lewellen at x7169, and after hours to Security at 269-5822. For more information, see the full VDOT release.

Announcements

United Way Pledge Campaign Ends Nov. 6
There’s less than one week left to show your support for our communities by donating to the annual United Way of the Virginia Peninsula campaign. Your contribution to the United Way, no matter the sum, provides critical services and supplies to those in need in our community. After-school programs, affordable daycare, transportation for the elderly, hospice care, job training for the less fortunate and even food and shelter are just some of the benefits that result from your donations. All pledge forms should be returned to Krystina Patrick, Mail Stop 12B, CEBAF Center Room B214 by Monday, Nov. 6. See the full memo for a link to the form and more information.

Reception Honoring Fulvia Pilat Set for Nov. 8
After seven years at Jefferson Lab, Fulvia Pilat is leaving for her next chapter. Join us in celebrating her contributions to the lab at a reception being held in CEBAF Center room F113 on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the afternoon, 3:30-5 p.m. Additionally, share your warm wishes and fondest memories with Fulvia by signing a framed picture; the picture will be available for signing in the MCC Conference Room (Bldg. 85) on Nov. 6, in the Test Lab (Bldg. 58 - near office 2238) on Nov. 7, and in the CEBAF Center atrium (Bldg. 12) on Nov. 8 until noon.

Tornado Warning Siren Test Set for Friday, Nov. 3
Jefferson Lab's tornado warning siren will undergo its monthly operational test at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov 3. Don't respond to the siren; this is a test of the siren system and not a personnel response exercise. Individuals planning to be in the Central Materials Storage Area (where the siren is located) while the test is taking place must have with them and wear two layers of hearing protection.

Veterans: Last Chance to Participate in Recognition Display
In recognition of Veterans Day, veterans of military service are invited to submit a photo of themselves in uniform for inclusion in a collage to be displayed in CEBAF Center prior to Veterans Day. This will be similar to the one displayed the past years. If you submitted a photo in the past, the photo will be used again this year with the information you previously provided. If you want to submit a new photo, feel free to do so. Submit photos to Mike Robbins by Nov. 3. Remember to include your full name, branch of service, and years of service. If you do not have a digital copy of your photo, employees can bring in a picture to CEBAF Center, room C222 to be scanned. For more information, contact Mike Robbins at mrobbins@jlab.org or x7617.

Pre-Order Your Thanksgiving Pie through Nov. 16
The Quark Cafe staff is taking Thanksgiving pie orders through 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. Selections that may be purchased to take home for the holiday include pumpkin, apple, pecan, buttermilk, and Kentucky Derby pies. See the full memo for order information.

Kick off the Holiday Season with Thanksgiving Warm-up Buffet on Nov. 16
Mark your calendar! Quark Cafe staff is planning a Thanksgiving warm-up buffet for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. Menu and price information to follow.

Sign Up for Lab Severe Weather Status Notices via Text/Phone
Staff and Users may sign up to receive Jefferson Lab Site-Wide Alert pager messages on your personal mobile phone. These messages could include severe weather advisories, laboratory closing and delayed opening notices and other types of emergency messages. In addition, Jefferson Lab uses an automated phone message system to call the home or mobile phone numbers of lab staff and members of its scientific Users group in the event of a delayed opening or a closure due to unplanned events such as severe weather. Staff and Users may update the contact information for that system as well. See the full memo for links and instructions.

Registration Opens for 2018 Regional Science Bowl Competitions
Around the nation, and across the commonwealth, middle and high school students are forming their teams, coordinating with their coaches, and tackling the rigorous process of preparing for the 2018 regional Science Bowl tournaments. Read more here.

SOTR Training Offered Nov. 29
A Jefferson Lab training session for any new Subcontracting Officer Technical Representatives (GEN020) or anyone who wants a refresher class will take place Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 53 of the Support Service Center, Bldg. 28. Registration for this class is required. 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.