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Reaping FRIB’s Isotopes to Sow New Science

Friday, January 29, 2021

A new $13 million grant is helping the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at MSU harvest unused isotopes for a variety of research fields. It’s no secret that…

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Celebrating An MSU Milestone In Nuclear Science

Friday, October 23, 2020
Photo of Alex Brown over image of nuclei

Michigan State University not only has the nation’s top nuclear physics program, it’s also home to one of the field’s most prolific authors, B. Alex Brown. The professor…

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U.S. Department Of Energy Designates FRIB As DOE Office Of Science User Facility

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Outside shot of completed exterior of FRIB

The U.S. Department of Energy has designated the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University as an Office of Science user facility. U.S. Secretary of Energy…

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MSU Researchers Team with Multi-Institutional Colleagues in $3.7M Project to Advance Nuclear Physics Experiments

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Showing the increase in the experiment

Five Michigan State University researchers from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) are participating in a new $3.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) project to…

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MSU Professor Collaborates with International Colleagues in Journal Article

Thursday, April 23, 2020
chart of nuclei

Researchers Review Shell Evolution of Exotic Nuclei In an atomic nucleus, protons and neutrons, collectively called nucleons, are bound together by nuclear forces. These forces describe the interactions…

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MSU Researchers Participate in Discovery that Challenges Nuclear Theory

Monday, April 20, 2020
red and blue tessellated design

A team of researchers, including scientists from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, or NSCL, at MSU, have made a discovery that could…

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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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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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