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MSU’s Ringle Earns U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Funding Award

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Professor Ryan Ringle

Ringle has received a new funding award from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science for research and development in accelerator science and technology for nuclear physics research.

Michigan State University’s Ryan Ringle won a $356,000 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) funding award for research and development in accelerator science and technology for nuclear physics research. Ringle is an adjunct professor of physics at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy and research senior physicist at the FRIB Laboratory

“Accelerator technology has been the key to unlocking the secrets of matter and has also found valuable applications in medicine and industry,” said Dr. Chris Fall, DOE-SC director. “This investment will help keep the United States in the lead in this indispensable technology.”

Five DOE national laboratories and three universities will lead a total of eight projects aimed at both potential upgrades to existing facilities and laying the groundwork for next-generation accelerators. Studies will focus on a range of key accelerator technologies, from photocathodes, which provide an electron source for accelerator beams, to superconducting radiofrequency cavities, which provide critical beam acceleration.

Awards were selected by competitive peer review under the DOE funding opportunity announcement titled “FY2020 Research and Development for Next Generation Nuclear Physics Accelerator Facilities,” issued by the Office of Nuclear Physics within DOE’s Office of Science.

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) user facility. FRIB is funded by the DOE-SC, MSU and the State of Michigan, with operations supported by the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics.

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