Recently, Lori Higgins of the Detroit Free Press visited the laboratory in order to learn more about the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and it's progress during the past two years. After interviewing FRIB Project Manager Thomas Glasmacher and several of the recent additions to the lab including Cryogenics Group Leader John Weisend, radiation transport physicist Roger Roberts and Project Controls Manager Lynda Gauthier, Higgins took a tour of the lab while Outreach Coordinator Zach Constan gave her a crash course on nuclear physics. Higgins then rounded out her visit by speaking to some graduate students who were influenced in their school of choice by the FRIB announcement.
The resulting story was published online and in print on Tuesday, January 18. Higgins did a great job highlighting the importance of FRIB to East Lansing, Michigan and the entire country by recognizing the high level of talent being attracted by the project and the importance of basic science for a nation slowly slipping behind its competitors.
To read the story for yourself, follow this link.