Celebrate 40 years of science at NSCL on August 12

At the end of May, the final National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) experiment completed, nearly 40 years after the first NSCL experiment in September 1982.

As NSCL operations conclude and the FRIB science era commences, the laboratory will take a moment to recognize all the contributions that led to successful operation of NSCL as a National Science Foundation (NSF) user facility for four decades and celebrate the scientific accomplishments.

We hope you will be able to join us in person or virtually via a Zoom connection (passcode: NSCL40).

If you are interested, please complete the registration.

Program for “40 Years of Science at NSCL”

Friday, 12 August 2022

(All program times are U.S. Eastern Time Zone)

  • 10:00 – 12:00 — Tours of the facility
  • 10:00 – 12:00 —Informal gathering in the FRIB Atrium and public spaces
  • 11:30 – 13:00 —Lunch
  • 13:00 – 16:00 — Program in 1300 Auditorium (Zoom link - Passcode: NSCL40)
    • 13:00 — Welcome (Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.)
    • 13:05 —Impact of NSCL (NSCL Director/FRIB Scientific Director Brad Sherrill, FRIB Laboratory Director Thomas Glasmacher)
    • 13:20 — History of the NSCL (Walter Benenson, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at MSU)
    • 13:40 — Comments from former NSCL Director (Konrad Gelbke)
    • 14:00 — Comments from NSF (Physics Division Director Denise Caldwell, Nuclear Physics Program Director Allena Opper)
    • 14:20 — Comments from the U.S. Department of Energy (Associate Director for Nuclear Physics of the Office of Science Timothy J. Hallman)
    • 14:30 — Short break
    • 14:40 Reflections from former students and staff (Barbara Jacak, Dan Magestro, Navin Alahari, Amy Lovell, Rebecca Lewis, and Don Lawton)
    • 15:00 — Nuclear structure research at NSCL (FRIB Deputy Scientific Director Alexandra Gade)
    • 15:20 — Nuclear astrophysics research at NSCL (Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics – Center for the Evolution of the Elements Director Hendrik Schatz)
    • 15:40 — Nuclear reaction studies at NSCL (Professor of Physics Bill Lynch)
  • 16:00 – 17:00 — Informal gathering time with refreshments (public area outside 1300 FRIB Laboratory)

We look forward to seeing you in person or online via Zoom (passcode: NSCL40).