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FRIB Hosts DOE-SC Director Dr. Chris Fall

Three men in hard hats visiting a new facility

On February 13, 2020, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) hosted Dr. Chris Fall, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC).

Chris Fall on left shaking hands with MSU's president

Above, Dr. Fall (left) is pictured with Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. (right), who welcomed Director Fall to MSU.

Dr. Fall visited Michigan State University (MSU), where he was welcomed by MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. While at FRIB, Dr. Fall toured FRIB with Laboratory Director Thomas Glasmacher and Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Stephen Hsu, and also met with 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.

Karen King, FRIB Communications

Feature photo: Dr. 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 on February 13.


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