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of the basic physics program (i.e. more operating funds) and a systematic program of funding other important physics facilities (additional construction funds). It is this multi-faceted approach which is needed to restore the strength and vitality of US physics, thus building a solid foundation upon which can rest a superstructure of US economic well being and military strength.
TABLE I. MAJOR NEW FACILITIES
HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER
CONTINUOUS ELECTRON BEAM ACCELERATOR
RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLIDER (RHIC)
CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS
1-2 GeV SYNCHROTRON
6-7 GeV SYNCHROTRON
HIGH FLUX REACTOR
COMPACT IGNITION TOKAMAK (CIT)
Fig. 1 Projected funding needs for four subfields of physics in the Department of Energy, in current dollars. (a) High Energy Physics, (b) Nuclear Physics, (c) Condensed Matter Physics, and (d) Plasma Physics. No increases in the operations budgets have been included other than 3% inflation per year.
Fig. 2 A compilation of physics opportunities and needs. The growth in "small physics" is taken to be a doubling in 5 years. The facilities are those shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 The same as Fig. 2, but with projected inflation averaging 6% per year for construction and 3% for operations.