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Project Title: Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems

PIN: DEPS-BPA-10-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Energy & Environmental Systems DEPS
Board on Physics & Astronomy DEPS

Lang, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Energy and Energy Conservation; Engineering and Technology; Math, Chemistry and Physics

Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems
March 30, 2011 - April 1, 2011
Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: David Lang
Phone: 202-334-2395
Fax: 202-334-3575


NOTE: The below agenda will be updated as it is developed.

NOTE (03/13/2011): The agenda has been updated to include additional details, including a link to a registration page for those wishing to attend the March 30-31 portions of the meeting.

NOTE (03/17/2011): The agenda has been updated to include additional details recently confirmed.

NOTE (03/30/2011): The agenda has been updated to include building information for the April 1 site visit.

REGISTER for the March 30-31 open sessions at URL
If this link does not work, you can find the link under "Upcoming Meetings" at URL


Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

7:00 pm Inertial Confinement Fusion and Inertial Fusion Energy Tutorial, Steve Cowley & Riccardo Betti

9:00 pm Adjourn for day

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Location: Pavilion VI

All presentation titles below are provisional and only intended to be placeholders


7:30 am Breakfast available

8:00 am Welcome and opening remarks

8:30 am Balance and composition discussion for new members

8:45 am Break


9:00 am Welcome and opening remarks from co-chairs

9:05 am The National Ignition Campaign, John Lindl, LLNL

10:00 am Discussion

10:15 am Role of the National Ignition Facility Beyond the
National Ignition Campaign: NNSA Perspective, Chris Deeney, NNSA

10:45 am Discussion

11:00 am LIFE Delivery Plan, Mike Dunne et al, LLNL

12:00 pm Discussion


12:15 pm Lunch, Committee only


1:00 pm Fast Ignition for Inertial Fusion Energy,
Richard Freeman, Ohio State University

1:45 pm Discussion

2:00 pm Adjourn open session for the day


2:15 pm Discussion with ICF Target Physics Panel Chair

3:15 pm Committee discussion

6:00 pm Break

6:30 pm Working Dinner, committee only

8:30 pm Adjourn for day

Thursday, March 31, 2011 Location: Pavilion VI


7:30 am Breakfast


8:00 am Magnetized Target Fusion,
Glen Wurden, LANL, and
Irv Lindemuth, University of Nevada at Reno

8:45 am Discussion

9:00 am Chamber Materials Challenges for Inertial Fusion Energy
Steve Zinkle, ORNL

10:00 am Discussion

10:15 am Break

10:30 am Lessons in Engineering Innovation,
Elon Musk, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, Solar City
(by videoconference)

11:15 am Discussion

11:30 am Public Comment Session

12:30 pm Adjourn open session and break for lunch


12:30 pm Lunch, Committee only

1:00 pm Committee discussion

5:30 pm Break

6:30 pm Working Dinner, committee only

8:30 pm Adjourn for the day

Friday, April 1, 2011


Site Visit at Sandia National Laboratories

7:20 – 8:00 am Committee travel and badging, Area IV, Building 960

8:00 – 8:30 am Remarks on Sandia and IFE
Steve Rottler,
Vice President Science and Technology and Research Foundations and Chief Technology Officer

8:30 – 10:00 am Various presentations
10:00 – 10:15 am Break

10:15 – 10:25 am Walk to the Z facility, Building 983

10:25 – 10:55 am Tour of the Z facility

11:00 – 11:45 am Mykonos facility

12:00 pm Depart for hotel and meeting adjourns

(The site visit will be 0.25 mile round trip, walking)

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Ronald C. Davidson
Gerald L. Kulcinski
Charles Baker
Roger Bangerter
Riccardo Betti
Jan Beyea (by telephone)
Franklin Chang-Diaz
Steven C. Cowley
Richard L. Garwin
David Hammer (by telephone)
Joseph S. Hezir
Lawrence T. Papay
Ken Schultz
Andrew M. Sessler
John Sheffield
Thomas Anthony Tombrello
Dennis G. Whyte (by telephone)
Jonathan S. Wurtele
Rosa Yang
Malcolm McGeoch

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Plans and goals for the meeting; presentations; balance and composition discussion for the new participants; input from the community; organization of work; interim report; final report; work plan; next meeting; summary of discussions with LMJ and CEA representatives; statement of task; target physics panel activities and schedule.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Biosketches for the speakers; PDFs of NIC public webpages.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 12, 2011