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FRIB Hosts DOE-SC Director Dr. Chris Fall

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Three men in hard hats visiting a new facility

On February 13, 2020, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) hosted Dr. Chris Fall, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC). Dr. Fall…

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FRIB Marks Progress in 2019; Looks to 2020 Technical Milestones, User Operations Activities, Special Events

Friday, January 10, 2020
15 of 46 total cryomodule units inside FRIB

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) Project is approximately 92 percent complete and remains on track for early completion in 2021. Looking back on 2019, the project…

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Periodic Table Project Makes Headlines at National ACS Conference

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Woman standing in front of large back lit display of the period table

At the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting in San Diego, the ACS Committee on Chemists with Disabilities displayed an accessible periodic table that featured braille and…

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Spyrou Selected as a Member of the U.S. Delegation to International Conference on Women in Physics

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Astronomy photo of galaxy

Artemis Spyrou, professor of physics at FRIB and the MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, was selected to be a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Union…

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FRIB Receives Three Department of Energy Accelerator Stewardship Awards

Monday, November 18, 2019
FRIB Building

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) has awarded three FRIB projects with Accelerator Stewardship Awards. Thirteen awards were provided on a competitive basis to projects…

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MSU Leads New NSF-Funded International Nuclear Astrophysics Research Network

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Graphic imaging representing the globe with countries connected by networks

The National Science Foundation awarded a $2 million grant to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics – Center for the Evolution of the Elements, led by Michigan State…

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FRIB, MSUSciComm Partner Host YouTube Star Physics Girl

Friday, October 25, 2019
Physics Girl performing on stage with vortex cannon

Nearly 500 people attended a live-science art show on Oct. 19 featuring YouTube science communicator “Physics Girl” Dianna Cowern. The crowd included grade-school students, teachers, parents, college students,…

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MSU SciComm Hosts Science/Art Showcase on October 19

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Diane Cowern from Physics Girl program

The Michigan State University Science Communication (MSU SciComm) student organization will host a science-art showcase on October 19. A free live show featuring YouTube star “Physics Girl” Dianna…

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FRIB Hosts Dr. Charles Limb for Talk on ‘Musical Creativity and the Brain’

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at MSU is hosting Dr. Charles Limb for a special talk titled “Musical creativity and the brain” as part of its…

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MSU Researchers Lead Team that Observes Exotic Radioactive Decay Process

Thursday, September 26, 2019
beta delayed proton emission of beryllium 11

Researchers from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University (MSU) and TRIUMF (Canada’s national particle accelerator) have observed a rare nuclear decay. Namely, the team…

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