JLab Weekly for Users - Aug. 17, 2022

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-EIC Partner Project

-EIC Podcast

-Hurricane Season

-Pressure Systems

-DEI Corner

-Bite-Size Science

-Lost & Found

-JSAT Applications

-Lunch with Colleagues

-Photo Library

-MOMO's Menu

August 17, 2022

Visit the JAG T-shirts Shop!
JAG is offering limited inventory of clothing items with the 2022 Jefferson Lab T-shirt design for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis in its JAG T-shirts Shop. (Editor's note: link added)

Please note that JAG cannot ship items; you will need to be able to come to the lab to pick them up (or arrange for someone to pick up for you). Only cash for payment can be accepted at this time.


The 2022 North American Particle Accelerator Conference was held Aug. 7-12 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sarah Overstreet (SRF R&D) presented a contributed talk on manufacturing of a harmonic kicker prototype cavity for the EIC, and EIC partner project personnel were also leads on six other papers at the conference, including an update on the second interaction region preliminary design and progress in understanding crab cavity noise requirements.
The Gordon Research Conference on Frontiers in Nuclear Physics was held Aug. 7-12 in Holderness, New Hampshire. Todd Satogata (CASA) presented an invited talk on EIC accelerator design to an audience of young nuclear physicists, describing the current R&D status, EIC luminosity optimization over its full energy range, and beam physics limits in different areas of that energy range.

Take a deep dive into the science of the Electron-Ion Collider with the independently produced podcast "Strong Interactions - Stories Straight from the Heart of Matter." Strong Interactions is a podcast hosted by Jefferson Lab's Markus Diefenthaler and Argonne National Lab's Maria Żurek under the auspices of the EIC User Group. The podcast aims to explore a new frontier in nuclear physics at the EIC. The first episode features MIT’s Robert L. Jaffe and is now available for listening


Hurricane Isaias reminded us that Mother Nature has the ability to completely disrupt our workflow, particularly when so many of us are working from home due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently updated their Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook and is predicting an extremely active remainder of our hurricane season. To stay prepared, visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management: Hurricanes webpage for a list of supplies and tips on how to prepare for the next storm. Be sure to refer to the ES&H page for emergency preparedness tips as they relate to the lab.


The Pressure System committee is offering Pressure and Vacuum Systems Hazard Awareness Training (SAF130A) on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. The course will cover basic safety considerations and provide insight into the required process for design, fabrication, testing, inspection, maintenance, repair and operation of pressure systems. Led by Engineering Division manager, Will Oren, the training is open to all but will be especially beneficial for operators and technician supervisors. The training is being offered remotely via Teams. To register, click here. If you have questions, contact Audrey Barron at x7327.



The Procurement Office is a business support group with responsibility for procuring equipment, products and services to support the laboratory mission. Our purchasing system is approved by DOE and requires adherence to prime contract policies and procedures. The Procurement Team supports DOE socioeconomic/diversity goals by actively seeking to make awards to qualified small businesses. The team consistently meets or exceeds the mandated goals of 49% for small business awards, as well as the established goals for small disadvantaged firms and women-owned small business concerns. The team is also consistently recognized for our sustainability efforts. Our recent 5th GreenBuy award from DOE resulted in the lab earning a Superior Award (reserved for facilities achieving gold-level status for at least five years). Learn more about the team's efforts at the link.

On Thursday, Aug. 25 at 12:30 p.m., Kishansingh Rajput will present "The Art of Machine Learning" during the next episode of Bite-Size Science. Join in via YouTube here. If you missed out on the first two episodes of Bite-Size Science's season two, you can tune in to the full playlist for Lisa Surles-Law's excellent 30-minute presentation on science education and Jonathan Creel's presentation on cryogenics on the lab's YouTube channel. For questions, contact Kandice Carter.

Abstract: We are living in the digital era, surrounded by smart devices producing data each moment. Deriving insights and learning from large sets of data requires advanced techniques, such as Machine Learning. In this talk, we will discuss the basics of machine learning, growing research in the field, the different types of machine learning, and a few examples of its applications to improve the experimental infrastructure at the lab.

The Security Officer assigned to the CEBAF Center lobby desk now maintains items that have been found on the Jefferson Lab campus. Items can be retrieved by their owners during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Science teachers work hard to ensure their students are engaged in learning through meaningful lessons and activities. But sometimes, teachers need inspiration to keep their repertoire fresh. Teachers of 5th, 6th and 8th grade science looking to energize their lesson plans are invited to apply to the Jefferson Lab Science Activities for Teachers (JSAT) program for the 2022-2023 school year. The JSAT program is offered by Jefferson Lab's Science Education team and is designed to give teachers the chance to increase their classroom activities and strengthen their instruction skillset.

“We aim to support science teachers who are looking for ways to keep their course content fresh and who are in search of new activities to inspire their students,” says Lisa Surles-Law, Jefferson Lab Science Education team lead. “The program offers teachers a chance to reboot their lesson plans, connect with fellow teachers, and brainstorm new ways to present topics in the physical sciences.”

Encourage the science teachers in your life to learn more about and sign up for the program! Read the full article here.

Working on-site is not the same as it was before the COVID pandemic started. Many of us have known each other for years, but have lost touch during the remote work period. Others are new to the lab. In fact, the lab has hired more than 250+ new employees since May 2020. Many of these colleagues are unfamiliar with staff outside of their specific working group. On Thursday, Sept. 8 between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., join your colleagues on the CEBAF Center patio! Bring your lunch or drop by during a break to meet new colleagues and reconnect with familiar ones. In the event of inclement weather, the meet-up will take place in CEBAF Center L102. For questions, contact Aurora Realin

Get the shot you need! Jefferson Lab's photo library is easy to navigate and can help you find the perfect shot for your project. See for yourself by visiting the photo library here. If you find any photos lacking descriptions and want to help out, contact history@jlab.org for details on how you can be a part of preserving the past for the future!



Love delicious dinners, but hate the time it takes to cook a splendid meal? MOMO's has you covered! Order one or more weekly pre-prepared menu options and have it delivered right to your door!

Next week’s $10 menu options include:
  • Mediterranean baked flounder, squash medley and couscous pilaf. 
  • Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans. 
  • Ground turkey, black bean and cheddar burrito with a side of salsa, yellow rice and a tomato and avocado salad.
  • Lemon and herb chicken thighs, oven-roasted potatoes and a spinach salad with craisins, almonds, feta and house vinaigrette. 
  • Chicken piccata, pasta with a lemon butter sauce and a Caesar salad 
  • Greek shrimp salad with olives and feta, grilled flat bread and an orzo salad. 
  • Mustard BBQ salmon, oven-roasted sweet potatoes and sautéed cabbage.
  • Pork and apple stew, corn muffins and a romaine salad with peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and basil vinaigrette. 

À la carte items and desserts as well as vegetarian, gluten-free and low-sodium options available upon request. Delivery is free within a 10-mile radius or enjoy curbside pickup at 1930 Power Plant Parkway, Hampton, VA 23666. Pickup is also available in Quark Café. To place your order or for more information, call MOMO’s at 757-240-5854 or email Martha "MOMO" BennettView the current Aug. 15-19 menu here. View the upcoming Aug. 22-26 menu here.

If you want the daily Quark Café menu options for breakfast, lunch and snacks, see the rotating menu here. For questions, contact Josh Cameron.


The JLab Weekly provides information on the status of accelerator operations, experiments, reviews, publications, upcoming activities and special events. This week's extra special edition brought to you by Guest Editor Kandice Carter. Do you have something you want to see in the JLab Weekly? Send submissions to Rebecca Anderson.

Editor's Note- Notice any changes? The JLab Weekly is undergoing a slight refresh. Please note there will be some changes to the calendar display, formatting and more. 


Leonard Gamberg, Michel Malda, Joshua A. Miller, Daniel Pitonyak, Alexei Prokudin, and Nobuo Sato (Jefferson Lab Angular Momentum (JAM) Collaboration). "Updated QCD global analysis of single transverse-spin asymmetries: Extracting ˜H, and the role of the Soffer bound and lattice QCD." Phys. Rev. D 106 034014 (2022). 


Henry Whitehead inspects wires during cryomodule assembly for SL21, Dec. 13, 2002.

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Run Schedule


    Aug. 16-17: J/Psi and Beyond
    Aug. 18: Pressure Systems Training
    Aug. 18: Java with Johnathon
    Aug. 18: Service Awards, 25-35
    Aug. 22: TR Training
    Aug. 23: LGBTQ SafeZone Educational Session
    Aug. 23: Service Awards, 15-20
    Aug. 25: The Art of Machine Learning 
    Aug. 29-Sept. 4: CIPANP 2022
    Aug. 31: Just Desserts
    Sept. 1: Java with Johnathon
    Sept. 5-9: QNP 2022
    Sept. 6-7: Computational NP and AI/ML Workshop 
    Sept. 7: Role/Staff Admin.- DEI 
    Sept. 9: Role/Techs/AO/ESM- DEI
    Sept. 11-16: INPC 2022
    Sept. 12-16: PyHEP 2022
    Sept. 15: Java with Johnathon
    Sept. 19: Safety Shoe Truck
    Sept. 19-23: Thin Films and New Ideas
    Sept. 20: Age/Generation- DEI
    Sept. 21: Overcoming Comm Barriers
    Sept. 21-23: Fall GlueX Collaboration Meeting
    Sept. 22: Tenure- DEI
    Sept. 23: Veterans- DEI  
    Sept. 27: Race- DEI
    Sept. 27: LGBTQ+- DEI
    Sept. 28: Disability- DEI
    Sept. 28-30: Future Trends in NP Computing
    Sept. 29: Java with Johnathon

    Oct. 10-14: AI4EIC-II Workshop
    Oct. 13: Just Desserts
    Oct. 13: Java with Johnathon
    Oct. 17-21: Accelerator Reliability Workshop
    Oct. 24-28: SNP 2022
    Oct. 27: Java with Johnathon
    Oct. 27-30: DNP 2022

    To see more upcoming events, please refer to the lab's event calendar


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