What has 1,600 users, 620 employees, 124 colleges and universities, 52 countries, & 13 National Labs, all working under one Michigan State University facility? The FRIB.
Join FRIB (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams) Laboratory Director, Dr. Thomas Glasmacher and our host Ed Clemente on this week's podcast. Dr. Glasmacher is responsible for the 620-employee FRIB Laboratory, which is equivalent to a college within Michigan State University. Thomas joined the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at MSU in 1992 as an NSCL Fellow and performed research in intermediate energy nuclear physics. The FRIB has the capability to produce most of the same rare isotopes that are created in the cosmos, which then decay into the elements found on earth. Approximately 1,600 users are engaged and ready for science at FRIB. They organized themselves in an independent FRIB Users Organization, with 21 working groups specializing in instruments and scientific topics. Members are from 124 U.S. colleges and universities, 13 national laboratories and 52 countries. You can also read the transcript from our conversation.