Interview with NSCL Alumna, Barbara Jacak

In March 2008, NSCL alumna Barbara Jacak was named a SUNY Stonybrook Distinguished Professor, an honor conferred to SUNY faculty achieving distinct national or international recognition. In an interview with NSCL's communication team, Jacak reflects on the signficance of the award and her excitement about current research on hot, dense nuclear matter. Jacak is among many prominent alumni of NSCL, which helps to train 10 percent of all U.S. nuclear science doctoral students and has the second ranked graduate program in nuclear science, behind only M.I.T.