88-Inch Cyclotron Site Visit
June 12, 2014

The annual 88-Inch Site Visit and review will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on Thursday, June 12.

This meeting will provide an opportunity for DOE, NRO and SMC to discuss the ongoing radiation space effects testing for the NSS community and the nuclear science research for DOE Nuclear Physics. It will be a one day meeting to present the general program status and to develop plans for future research and testing needs. The 88-Inch management will discuss ongoing upgrade projects and technical developments as well as brief the agencies on the budget and planned operation for the year 2015. A particular focus of the discussion will be the current and future needs of the space radiation effects testing program. I look forward to reviewing the results of the Radiation Effects Testing Infrastructure study done by Aerospace. This will also be an opportunity to discuss the future of the Interagency Agreement.

The meeting will follow the format of the previous meetings with presentations in the morning followed by discussion and a working lunch.  We expect the meeting to conclude by 3:00 PM and a tour of the Cyclotron and testing facilities will follow for those interested. I welcome any requests for additional discussion topics.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you will be attending the meeting so that we can finalize the arrangements and assemble the list of participants.  You can contact me by email at LWPhair@lbl.gov or 510-486-7958.

Michele Pixa will be in charge of the logistics for the meeting.  If you need help in arranging lodging, transportation gate passes, etc., please contact her at 510-486-7535 or at MMPixa@lbl.gov.

As for lodging, at this time there is availability at the government rate at the following two hotels. Please call the hotel directly, and be sure to contact them early to secure your reservation. The addresses and phone numbers are as follows:


41 Tunnel Road

Berkeley, CA 94705

(800) 551-7266 ext.# 1 - Reservations

Government rate: $129 (federal government ID required upon check-in)


2600 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 845-8981

(800) 238-7268

Government rate: $112 (federal government ID required upon check-in)

We thank you for your participation and look forward to seeing you soon.


Larry Phair