MSUToday
Published: Feb. 17, 2020

FRIB hosts DOE-SC director Chris Fall

Contact(s): Karen King Facility for Rare Isotope Beams office: 517-908-7262 kingk@frib.msu.edu, Kim Ward Communication and Brand Strategy office: (517) 432-0117 cell: (734) 658-4250 kim.ward@cabs.msu.edu

On Feb. 13, FRIB hosted Chris Fall, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, or DOE-SC.

Fall visited Michigan State University, where he was welcomed by MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr., M.D. While at FRIB, Fall toured FRIB with laboratory director Thomas Glasmacher and senior vice president for research and innovation, Stephen Hsu, where he met laboratory graduate students.

In addition to FRIB, he toured the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, which are also supported by DOE-SC.

MSU is establishing FRIB as a new user facility for the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. Under construction on campus and operated by MSU, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security and industry.

Fall (center) is pictured with Stephen Hsu, senior vice president for research and innovation at MSU (left) and FRIB laboratory director Thomas Glasmacher (right) during the tour.