FRIB In the News

Solving a heavy-duty mystery

, Fox 47 News

To determine how the universe’s heavy elements – gold, silver and many others – came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest things known to us – stars and atoms. The team, led by scientists from MSU, is providing critical data to computer models of what are known as stellar events – supernovas and neutron stars mergers, to be exact.

Astronomers pinpoint how Milky Way Galaxy was formed

, Fox 47 News

Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way’s halo, astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how our galaxy formed. The astronomers are part of JINA-CEE – the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics – Center for the Evolution of the Elements – which is headquartered at MSU.

Nearly 4,000 attendees learn about FRIB

, Fox 47 News

Nearly 4,000 members of the public attended the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory open house on Aug. 20. The "Rare Access” event included activities, demonstrations, presentations and tours.

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams sneak peak draws in hundreds


People in East Lansing had the chance to tour the facility for rare isotope beams on Michigan State University’s campus. The “Rare Access” event was hosted by nuclear scientists who gave presentations on rare isotope research they’re currently working on.

Hundreds pack into FRIB during open house

, Lansing State Journal

Hundreds of people lined Shaw Lane on Michigan State University's campus Saturday to get a peek inside what's soon-to-be the world's most powerful rare isotope research facility. MSU's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, opened to the public for the first time this weekend.