U.S. Representative John Moolenaar visits FRIB

U.S. Representative John Moolenaar visited the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams today.

FRIB Project Director Thomas Glasmacher hosted Moolenaar during his visit, giving a presentation about the project’s progress and leading a tour of the facility, pointing out significant milestones along the way. Moolenaar greeted several FRIB employees from his district during the visit.

Civil construction of the FRIB conventional facilities—the tunnel for the linear accelerator and support buildings on the surface—began in March 2014, and the facility reached beneficial occupancy in March 2017. Technical construction—the construction of the equipment and infrastructure needed to make beam and conduct experiments—started in October 2014, and technical installation activities have escalated since beneficial occupancy of civil construction was reached.