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For the public
With FRIB we will, for the first time, have the capability to produce most of the same rare isotopes that are created in the cosmos, which then decay into the elements found on Earth. This will help us understand the origins of the elements. The same isotopes are needed to develop a predictive model of atomic nuclei and how they interact.
Approximately 1,400 users are engaged and ready for science at FRIB. They organized themselves in an independent FRIB Users Organization, with 19 working groups specializing in instruments and scientific topics. Members are from 104 U.S. colleges and universities, 12 national laboratories and 51 countries.
Education of the next generation of scientists is a top priority. FRIB will build on MSU’s practice to routinely involve undergraduate and graduate students in research. FRIB will expand those opportunities. MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate schools and each year about 10 percent of the nation's nuclear science PhD holders are educated at MSU.
Are you interested in a tour of the facility? The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory offers tours, where you can learn more about FRIB. Visit the NSCL website for scheduling information.