Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs September 10, 2014
Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
September 10, 2014
Jefferson Lab Published Journal Articles, September 1-7
Remember to submit your papers for approval to the Jefferson Lab Publications database.
Publications Refresher Course Offered Oct. 1
Center for Theoretical and Computational Physics
Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) - popular in video gaming - have enormous computational power. That power has been harnessed to advance the theoretical physics program at Jefferson Lab and research at other large national facilities, such as Oak Ridge National Lab and the University of Illinois. Recently, a software framework has been developed that supports moving a large lattice QCD code suite ("chroma") onto GPUs while also achieving high performance. This new framework is supporting lattice QCD calculations relevant for Jefferson Lab's Hall B and Hall D physics programs.
Over the last several weeks, the Alignment group has completed or is working on the following tasks:
Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events
Sept. 17: Colloquium: The Parity Violation Program at JLab
Environment, Safety, Health and Quality
Work Planning for All
The basis of this event was that the experienced supervisor had no knowledge of lead paint or the hazards it posed from torch use. None of the employees questioned the work being conducted. The supervisor continued the job, even after one worker was hospitalized with acute lead poisoning.
So how does this relate to Jefferson Lab? While most supervisors here have extensive experience and great familiarity with the materials in use, they routinely use various work planning tools. The work plans are often reviewed by ESH&Q professionals to try to identify subtle hazards. However, everyone can also contribute to their own exposure prevention.
When you are assigned a task, do you ask yourself - What do I know about the hazards of this material and what can happen if its form or use changes? For example, what if a paint was intended to be applied with a brush but now it is to be sprayed? The exposure changes dramatically, and the controls planned for the initial exposure are inadequate. Any time you are faced with a new task, be sure to review the work planning documents yourself for the safety of you and your coworkers.
Computing and Networking Infrastructure
Mathematica and Maple software updates
CNI Maintenance Period Set for Tuesday Sept. 16, 5-10 p.m.
Get Jefferson Lab Site-Wide Alert Pager Messages on Your Personal Cell Phone
Reminder: Request to Take Two Workforce Surveys
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Colloquium & Public Lecture: The Parity Violation Program at JLab - Past, Present and Future
Got 18 Minutes? View TEDxCERN Live Stream at Jefferson Lab
JAG Dog Training Club Canine Acting Class
Register for Jefferson Lab Fall Golf Outing
Halls A, B and C Counting House Option for Storing Your Dosimeter
|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: Public Affairs or contact Kandice Carter at x7263.|