Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
November 13, 2013
AcceleratorExtra Hands Needed For Tunnel Housekeeping
Accelerator Operations is preparing for the end of the Long Shutdown and is getting ready for CEBAF accelerator commissioning activities. One of the last things to do before commissioning will be several days of general housekeeping in the tunnel. Extra (volunteer) help will be needed. Tunnel housekeeping is being planned for Nov. 18-22, 8:30-11:45 a.m. each day.
Anyone that can spare this block of time for one morning or more is asked to contact Harry Fanning, x7619. If you aren't Radiation Worker and Oxygen Deficiency Hazard trained, you can still sign up and be escorted. Everyone participating in this effort must wear flat- or low-heeled, closed-toe shoes, long pants and a short- or long-sleeved shirt (wear comfortable clothing as it can get warm in the tunnel). Volunteers with Radiation Worker and ODH training must wear their personal dosimeters. For staff members that don't normally get into the tunnel, this is a great way to meet Jefferson Lab colleagues from outside your work area and to learn more about CEBAF. Pizza lunches will be available for volunteers at the end of the cleanup activities each day.
PhysicsJefferson Lab Published Articles, Nov. 4-8
Submit your papers for approval to the Jefferson Lab Publications database. The next Publications Refresher Course will take place Monday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. in CEBAF Center room F226. To attend, R.S.V.P. to Kim Kindrew.
Center for Theoretical and Computational PhysicsA comprehensive analysis has been performed of the role of nonperturbative (or "intrinsic") charm in the nucleon, arising from five-quark components of the nucleon wave function represented by charmed mesons and baryons. A surprisingly dominant contribution is found to come from the D*0 Λc+ configuration, which, together with other meson-baryon components, produces an asymmetry between the charm and anticharm quark distributions at high momentum fractions x. The paper discusses how studies of charmed baryons and mesons in hadronic reactions can be used to constrain models, and how future measurements could provide benchmarks for establishing the presence of intrinsic charm in the nucleon.
JLab Calendar of Events
Nov. 14-16: Q-weak Collaboration Meeting
Environment, Safety, Health and QualityTicks, Lyme Disease and the Fall
Many people take advantage of the cooler weather to play with their kids in newly raked leaves, to venture into the woods to enjoy the changing foliage colors or to clear away brush. Unfortunately, ticks carrying a variety of diseases, such as Lyme disease, are still active. Ticks may also be present around Jefferson Lab, and as we prepare for the cooler months, some workers may enter areas where ticks lurk.
The carrier for Lyme disease is the deer tick,. Another very common tick in Virginia, the lone star tick, can also transmit other diseases. Always take precautions when you are in the woods or brush areas. Use a spray to repel ticks and check yourself upon return. Don't forget to check your pets, as well, since they can also become infected with Lyme disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has very good infromation about ticks and tick-related illnesses and diseases. The CDC also offers guidance on how to remove a tick and on when you should report a tick bite to your doctor.
Computing and Networking InfrastructureSystems Maintenance Period Scheduled for Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m.
There will be a CNI Systems Maintenance Period on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m. During this time, the central general purpose Linux servers, jlabl1 and jlabl2, will be upgraded to Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6, 32 bit. To ensure that your work is not affected, make sure you have logged out of those systems before 5 p.m. The new systems should be in place by 6 p.m. In addition, there will be intermittent network outages affecting offsite connections during the maintenance period. All offsite connections will be stable by 7 p.m. Updates to Firefox, Thunderbird and Java will be released to all managed Windows systems. Finally, Windows and Linux patches will be released to all managed desktop systems. These patches may require a reboot, so plan on rebooting your desktop system by Thursday, Nov. 21. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the IT Division Helpdesk at x7155.
AnnouncementsSentara Mobile Mammography
The Sentara Mobile Mammography Unit will be at Jefferson Lab on Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mammography detects breast cancer, and The American Cancer Society recommends scheduling your first or baseline mammogram by age 40. 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 www.sentara.com and find Mobile Mammography Screenings under Screenings and Events or call 1-800-SENTARA (736-8272).
Thanksgiving Warm-Up Buffet in the Quark Cafe
The annual Quark Cafe Thanksgiving Feast is set for Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This year's buffet will feature roast turkey with cornbread sage dressing, gravy, fresh orange-cranberry sauce, wild mushroom ravioli in a lobster Boursin® cream sauce, carved prime rib of beef, Yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans almandine, maple-walnut Brussels sprouts, dinner rolls and assorted pies. The buffet is $10.13 (plus tax) and includes a medium fountain drink. Buffet items will be available for a la carte purchase.
Order Thanksgiving Desserts from Quark Cafe
The cafe is accepting holiday dessert orders through Friday, Nov. 22 (*date corrected 11/18), during breakfast, lunch and Wednesday snack hours. The cafe is offering a selection of whole pies, including pumpkin, southern pecan and fruits of the forest. Pumpkin cheesecake is also available. Pre-ordered desserts will be available for pickup on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 26-27. Pick up your order form and get more information in the Quark Cafe.
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