Appendix A
Meeting Agendas and Attendance

AUGUST 1-2,1996 BECKMAN CENTER, IRVINE CALIFORNIA

Agenda

Thursday, August 1

0730

Welcome

Steven Koonin, Chair

0745

Administrative Issues

 

0815

Charge to the Committee

Robin Staffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Development, DOE

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

0845

Discussion of Committee

Balance and Composition

Norman Metzger, Executive Director, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications

 

BRIEFING SESSION

 

1000

Tutorial on Weapon Physics*

Primaries, Bruce Goodwin, LLNL

Secondaries, Jas. Mercer-Smith, LANL

1200

Overview on Science-Based Stockpile Stewardship*

Robin Staffin

1330

Overview of Inertial Confinement Fusion Program*

George Miller, Associate Director for National Security, LLNL

1430

ICF Management and Use Plan

David Crandall, Office of Inertial Fusion and National Ignition Facility, DOE

1545

NIF Description and Plans

Jeff Paisner, Program Manager, NIF Project, LLNL

1645

Tutorial on Glass Lasers

Howard Powell, Program Leader for Laser

 

 

Science and Technology, LLNL

1745

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Friday, August 2

 

BRIEFING SESSION

 

0730

Description of Above-Ground Experimentation (AGEX) Program*

Philip Goldstone, Science and Technology Advisor, LANL

0830

Tutorial on Direct Drive

Charles Verdon, Deputy Director, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

1000

Tutorial on Indirect Drive (partly closed)*

John Lindl, Scientific Director for the ICF Program, LLNL

1115

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

1230

ADJOURN

 

*  

 Briefing rescheduled to future meeting for reasons of national security.



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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility Appendix A Meeting Agendas and Attendance AUGUST 1-2,1996 BECKMAN CENTER, IRVINE CALIFORNIA Agenda Thursday, August 1 0730 Welcome Steven Koonin, Chair 0745 Administrative Issues   0815 Charge to the Committee Robin Staffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Development, DOE   EXECUTIVE SESSION   0845 Discussion of Committee Balance and Composition Norman Metzger, Executive Director, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications   BRIEFING SESSION   1000 Tutorial on Weapon Physics* Primaries, Bruce Goodwin, LLNL Secondaries, Jas. Mercer-Smith, LANL 1200 Overview on Science-Based Stockpile Stewardship* Robin Staffin 1330 Overview of Inertial Confinement Fusion Program* George Miller, Associate Director for National Security, LLNL 1430 ICF Management and Use Plan David Crandall, Office of Inertial Fusion and National Ignition Facility, DOE 1545 NIF Description and Plans Jeff Paisner, Program Manager, NIF Project, LLNL 1645 Tutorial on Glass Lasers Howard Powell, Program Leader for Laser     Science and Technology, LLNL 1745 EXECUTIVE SESSION   Friday, August 2   BRIEFING SESSION   0730 Description of Above-Ground Experimentation (AGEX) Program* Philip Goldstone, Science and Technology Advisor, LANL 0830 Tutorial on Direct Drive Charles Verdon, Deputy Director, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester 1000 Tutorial on Indirect Drive (partly closed)* John Lindl, Scientific Director for the ICF Program, LLNL 1115 EXECUTIVE SESSION   1230 ADJOURN   *    Briefing rescheduled to future meeting for reasons of national security.

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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility Attendees Committee Steven Koonin Robert Byer Robert Conn Ronald Davidson Roger Falcone Hermann Grunder Arthur Kerman Marshall Rosenbluth NRC Staff Susan Campbell Mary Gordon Kevin Hale Norman Metzger Sidney Reed (consultant) Dorothy Zolandz Department of Energy Robin Staffin David Crandall Chris Keane Kevin Bieg Theresa Egan Doug Drake Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Joe Kilkenny Michael Campbell George Miller Bruce Goodwin Jeff Paisner Howard Powell John Lindl Roy R. Johnson Los Alamos National Laboratory Philip Goldstone Jas. Mercer-Smith Melissa Cray Sandia National Laboratories Jeff Quintenz Don Cook General Atomics David Baldwin University of Rochester/Laboratory for Laser Energetics Robert McCrory Charles Verdon Naval Research Laboratory Stephen Bodner

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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility SEPTEMBER 19-21,1996 LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY Agenda Thursday, September 19   EXECUTIVE SESSION   0745 Discussion of Committee Balance and Composition Norman Metzger, Executive Director, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications   BRIEFING SESSION   0845 Welcome Steven Koonin, Chair 0900 Weapons Vault Tour CLOSED George Miller, Associate Director for National Security, LLNL 1045 Stockpile Stewardship CLOSED Sid Drell, Deputy Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 1230 Primary Weapons Physics CLOSED Bruce Goodwin, LLNL 1345 Secondary Weapons Physics CLOSED James Mercer-Smith, LANL 1515 Application of High Power Laser to Stockpile Stewardship CLOSED George Miller, LLNL 1630 Weapons AGEX Program CLOSED Philip Goldstone, Science and Technology Advisor, LANL 1745 EXECUTIVE SESSION Steven Koonin, Chair Friday, September 20   BRIEFING SESSION   0745 Surveillance Program CLOSED Robert Paulsen, SNL 0845 Personnel Demographics CLOSED All laboratories 0930 Tutorial on Diagnostics Ray Leeper, SNL 1030 Computational Modeling and Confidence in Ignition CLOSED William Krauser, LANL     Steve Haan, LLNL 1200 Lunch and Tour of NOVA and Beamlet   1415 Status of NAS Technical Contracts for NOVA Joe Kilkenny, LLNL 1530 Status of NAS Technical Contracts for NOVA, continued CLOSED Melissa Cray, LANL 1630 Status of NAS Technical Contract for OMEGA Bob McCrory, UR/LLE 1730 EXECUTIVE SESSION   Saturday, September 21 0800 EXECUTIVE SESSION 1100 ADJOURN

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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility Attendees Committee Steven Koonin David Arnett Robert Byer Robert Conn Anthony DeMaria Paul Dimotakis Jack Dongarra Roger Falcone Hermann Grunder Henry Kendall Arthur Kerman Stephen Orszag Marshall Rosenbluth George Trilling J. Pace VanDevender NRC Staff Mary Gordon Norman Metzger Sidney Reed (consultant) Ronald Taylor Dorothy Zolandz Department of Energy Kevin Bieg David Crandall Doug Drake Chris Keane Carol Myers Scott Samuelson Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Mike Anastasio Tom Bernay Bruce Goodwin Steven W. Hahn Bruce Hammel Ted Jaito Kent Johnson Roy R. Johnson Joe Kilkenny Bob Kauffman Brian MacGowan George Miller Thaddeus Orzechowshi Jeff Paisner Don Patterson Steve Pollaine Howard Powell Mordecai Rosen Richard Ward Los Alamos National Laboratory Melissa Cray Juan Fernandez Philip Goldstone Nev Hoffman William Krauser Jas. Mercer-Smith Doug Wilson Sandia National Laboratories Don Cook Ray Leeper Keith Matzen Robert Paulsen Jeff Quintenz University of Rochester/Laboratory for Laser Energetics Steve Loucks Robert McCrory Charles Verdon Naval Research Laboratory Stephen Bodner John Gardner Steve Obenschain Other Sidney Drell Damon Giovanielli Bill Hogan Mike Minsler

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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility OCTOBER 16-17,1996 UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, LABORATORY FOR LASER ENERGETICS Agenda Wednesday, October 16 — Closed Sessions 0830 Welcome S. Koonin, Chair   EXECUTIVE SESSION   0845 Committee Executive Session S. Koonin, Chair   BRIEFING SESSION   0915 Weapons Physics Scaling R. Ward, LLNL 1000 Discussion   1030 Plans for NIF Weapons Physics Experiments T. Perry, LLNL 1115 Discussion   1130 Applications of ICF Laser Technology to the Wxx Life Extension Program J. Sefcik, LLNL 1145 Discussion   1300 Hohlraum Symmetry Control, Systematic and Random, Crucial for High-Convergence Implosions J. Kilkenny, LLNL 1330 Discussion   1400 Direct Drive Ignition Status and Plans C. Verdon, UR/LLE 1430 Discussion   1515 Z-Pinch Tutorial K. Matzen, SNL 1600 Discussion     EXECUTIVE SESSION   1615 Committee Executive Session S. Koonin, Chair 1715 Tour of the OMEGA Laser Facility R. McCrory, UR/LLE 1830 ADJOURN   Thursday, October 17 — Open Sessions   BRIEFING SESSION   0830 ICF Program Planning Overview D. Crandall, DOE 0845 ICF Program Planning C. Keane, DOE 0915 Discussion   1000 NIF Project Planning S. Samuelson, DOE 1030 Discussion   1100 NIF Manufacturing Facilitization H. Powell, LLNL 1130 Discussion   1315 EXECUTIVE SESSION S. Kooni, Chair 1500 ADJOURN  

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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility Attendees Committee Steven Koonin David Arnett Paul Dimotakis Jack Dongarra. Roger Falcone Hermann Grunder Henry Kendall Stephen Orszag J. Pace VanDevender NRC Staff Mary Gordon Sidney Reed (consultant) Ronald Taylor Dorothy Zolandz Department of Energy Kevin Bieg Don Cook David Crandall Robert DeWitt Doug Drake Chris Keane Scott Samuelson Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Jeff Atherton Michael Campbell Bruce Hammel Roy R. Johnson Joe Kilkenny John Lindl. George Miller Thaddeus Orzechowski Michael Perry Ted Perry Howard Powell Mordecai Rosen Joe Sefcik Richard Ward Los Alamos National Laboratory John H. Birely Melissa Cray Larry Foreman Jas. Mercer-Smith Don Wade Douglas Wilson Sandia National Laboratories Don Cook Keith Matzen Jeff Quintenz University of Rochester/Laboratory for Laser Energetics Steve Loucks Robert McCrory P.W. McKenty J.M. Soures Charles Verdon Naval Research Laboratory Stephen Bodner

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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility NOVEMBER 3-5, 1996 LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY, SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES Agenda Sunday, November 3 — Los Alamos National Laboratory — Closed Session 1600 WETF Tour Arthur Nobile Jr., LANL 1830 EXECUTIVE SESSION   Monday, November 4 — Target Fabrication, LANL — Closed Sessions   BRIEFING SESSION   0800 Welcome Stephen Younger, LANL 0830 Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) John W. Hopson, LANL   Program Objectives and Overview   0915 Discussion   0930 Nuclear Weapons Effects: Test Capability of NIF* Todd Hoover, DSWA 1000 Discussion   1045 Target Fabrication for Ignition and Stewardship Larry R. Foreman, LANL 1145 Discussion   1300 Target Fabrication Facility (TFF) Introduction Janet Mercer-Smith, LANL 1315 TFF Tour   1500 Role of Ignition in Stewardship Mike Anastasio, LLNL 1530 Discussion   1600 Ignition Hohlraums: Evolution and Status Steve Bodner, NRL 1630 Discussion   1645 Panel on Likelihood of Achieving Ignition on NIF Mordecai Rosen, LLNL Charles Verdon, LLE Steve Bodner, NRL Keith Matzen, SNL Nelson Hoffman, LANL 1730 EXECUTIVE SESSION   1800 ADJOURN   Tuesday, November 5 — Sandia National Laboratories   OPEN SESSION   0815 Comment from Selected Non-Governmental Organizations Greg Mello, Los Alamos Study Group Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs Daniel Kerlinsky, Physicians for Social Responsibility 0915 Welcome C. Paul Robinson, SNL   CLOSED SESSION   0945 PBFA-Z Introduction Doug Bloomquist, SNL 1030 PBFA-Z Tour for NRC Committee   (table continued on next page) *   Briefing withdrawn.

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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility 1130 Panel on Relevance of NIF to SBSS—Invitation only Bernhard Wilde, LANL John M. Pedicini, LANLL Richard Ward, LLNL Dan Patterson, LLNL 1330 EXECUTIVE SESSION     PBFA-Z Tour for Non-NRC Attendees   1500 ADJOURN   Attendees, Los Alamos Committee Steven Koonin Robert Byer Robert Conn Ronald Davidson Paul Dimotakis Jack Dongarra Roger Falcone Hermann Grunder Henry Kendall Arthur Kerman Steven Orszag George Trilling J. Pace VanDevender NRC Staff Mary Gordon Norman Metzger Sidney Reed (consultant) Ronald Taylor Dorothy Zolandz Department of Energy David Crandall Douglas J. Drake Christopher Keane H. Carol Myers Scott Samuelson Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Michael Anastasio Alan Burnham E. Michael Campbell Steven W. Hahn Bruce A. Hammel Roy R. Johnson Robert Kauffman Joe Kilkenny John D. Lindl George H. Miller Thadeus J. Orzechowski Dan W. Patterson Howard T. Powell Mordecai Rosen Thomas Thomson Los Alamos National Laboratory Melissa Cray Juan Fernandez Larry Foreman Nelson Hoffman John Hopson Ross Lemours Eric Lindeman Jas. Mercer-Smith Janet Mercer-Smith Tom Murphy Harvey Rose Kurt Schoenburg Fritz Swenson Richard A. Ward Doug Wilson Steve Younger Sandia National Laboratories Jeff Quintenz Keith Matzen Wendland Beezhold James Lee William Ballard Mark Hedemann University of Rochester/Laboratory for Laser Energetics Robert McCrory Charles Verdon Naval Research Laboratory Stephen Bodner

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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility Attendees, Sandia National Laboratories Committee Steven Koonin Robert Conn Ronald Davidson Paul Dimotakis Jack Dongarra Roger Falcone Hermann Grunder Henry Kendall Steven Orszag NRC Staff Mary Gordon Norman Metzger Sidney Reed (consultant) Ronald Taylor Dorothy Zolandz Department of Energy David Crandall Douglas J. Drake Christopher Keane H. Carol Myers Scott Samuelson Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Michael Anastasio Alan Burnham E. Michael Campbell Steven W. Hahn Bruce A. Hammel Roy R. Johnson Robert Kauffman Joe Kilkenny John D. Lindl George H. Miller Thadeus J. Orzechowski Dan W. Patterson Howard T. Powell Mordecai Rosen Thomas Thomson Richard A. Ward Los Alamos National Laboratory Melissa Cray John M. Pedicini Bernhard Wilde Doug Wilson Sandia National Laboratories Doug Bloomquist Chris Deeney Ray Leeper Keith Matzen John Porter Jeff Quintenz C. Paul Robinson Gerry Yonas University of Rochester/Laboratory for Laser Energetics Robert McCrory Charles Verdon Naval Research Laboratory Stephen Bodner Other Marylia Kelley Daniel Kerlinsky Greg Mello

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Review of the Department of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility DECEMBER 5-6, 1996 WASHINGTON, D.C. Agenda Thursday, December 5   EXECUTIVE SESSION   0815 Discussion of findings, report drafting, etc.     OPEN SESSION   1000 Discussion with Thomas Cochran Natural Resources Defense Council   EXECUTIVE SESSION   1030 Committee discussion continued   1300 Committee discussion continued   1800 ADJOURN   Friday, December 6   EXECUTIVE SESSION   0800 Discussion with Victor H. Reis Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs, DOE   Discussion with Robin Staffin Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Development, DOE 1300 Executive Session continued—finish report drafting   1500 ADJOURN   Attendees Committee Steven Koonin David Arnett Robert Byer Robert Conn Ronald Davidson Anthony DeMaria Paul Dimotakis Jack Dongarra Roger Falcone Hermann Grunder Henry Kendall Arthur Kerman Steven Orszag Marshall Rosenbluth George Trilling J. Pace Vandevender NRC Staff Susan Campbell Mary Gordon Norman Metzger Sidney Reed (consultant) Ronald Taylor Dorothy Zolandz Department of Energy David Crandall Victor Reis Robin Staffin Natural Resources Defense Council Thomas Cochran