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Nuclear Physics

The Periodic Table and How It Transforms Our Everyday Lives

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams hosts Saturday Morning Physics talks for the public as part of their Advanced Studies Gateway. In the latest lecture from February 23,…

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Predicting The Existence Of Heavy Nuclei Using Machine Learning

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A collaboration between the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) at Michigan State University (MSU) estimated the boundaries of nuclear existence by applying statistical analysis to…

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Researchers Examine Puzzling Sizes of Extremely Light Calcium Isotopes

Monday, February 11, 2019

One of the most fundamental properties of the nucleus is its size. The nuclear radius generally increases with the number of proton and neutron constituents. However, when examined…

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Researchers Examine Puzzling Sizes of Extremely Light Calcium Isotopes

Monday, February 11, 2019

Michigan State University researchers have measured for the first time the nuclei of three protein-rich calcium isotopes, according to a new paper published in Nature Physics. One of the…

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Periodic Table Still Influencing Today’s Research

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table, and the principles that drove Dmitri Mendeleev to construct his table are still influencing today’s research advances. In…

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Researchers Examine Future Challenges for Periodic Table

Thursday, January 24, 2019
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During the last decade, six new superheavy elements were added the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Recently, the United Nations proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the…

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FRIB Invites Public to Saturday Morning Physics Talks

Monday, January 14, 2019
Periodic Table

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at MSU is hosting four speakers for the first season of FRIB Saturday Morning Physics, a new part of the Advanced…

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Harvard’s Noam D. Elkies Visits MSU to Discuss Mathematics and Music

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Elkies teaching piano

Noam D. Elkies is a professor of mathematics at Harvard and the youngest person ever tenured at the university. His research on elliptic curves, lattices, and other aspects…

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Hunting for Rare Isotopes

Friday, December 7, 2018
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Artemis Spyrou, MSU associate professor of nuclear physics, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed news analysis and commentary…

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FRIB Hosts Free Public Talk and Piano Recital Featuring Harvard Professor Noam Elkies

Friday, November 30, 2018
Elkies teaching piano

The community is invited to two free upcoming events at FRIB featuring Harvard University Professor of Mathematics Noam Elkies. First, a public talk on “Canonical Forms: A Mathematician’s…

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