Once every decade or two, the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has embarked on building a new accelerator-based user facility to enable nuclear scientists to make discoveries. Following construction starts for CEBAF in the 1980’s and for RHIC in the 1990’s, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) project started in 2009. Nine years later, FRIB construction is 83% complete and being managed to early completion in 2021. I will give an overview of the FRIB science, science driving design decisions, and construction progress accomplished by a committed team from around the world to deliver FRIB for a community of 1,400 scientists.
Argonne Physics Division Colloquium Schedule