FRIB hosts Dr. Chris Fall

On 16 July, FRIB hosted Dr. Chris Fall, principal deputy director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

Dr. Fall spent the day at Michigan State University (MSU) where he met with Interim President John Engler, Provost June Youatt, and several MSU faculty members. While at FRIB, Dr. Fall met with FRIB Laboratory Director Thomas Glasmacher and other members of the laboratory staff. His visit included presentations about FRIB science, enabling technology, and a tour of the laboratory.

In addition to FRIB, he toured the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, which are also supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. Additionally, Dr. Fall toured MSU’s Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering.

MSU is establishing FRIB as a new scientific 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.