Users discuss FRIB science, research
FRIB will be a new national user facility, enabling scientists to make discoveries. Potential users of the facility are already working together to articulate emerging research opportunities and instrumentation needs and to form and strengthen collaborations. To that end, more than 220 of the world’s top nuclear scientists met at MSU last week. A first-ever joint meeting of the user groups from FRIB, NSCL, ATLAS at Argonne National Laboratory, and HRIBF at Oak Ridge National laboratory was conducted 18-20 August. The researchers exchanged views and perspectives, presented and discussed recent results of their research, and discussed current and future plans for rare isotope research using FRIB.