Activities and demonstrations

At the open house, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the fields of FRIB research with several hands-on activities and demonstrations, including:

  • FRIB Model: Check out the 3D model of the FRIB facility under construction.
  • Isotopolis Video Game: Play the video game about FRIB/ NSCL, smashing virtual nuclei and discovering new isotopes.
  • JINA-CEE Kids’ Corner: A corner for kids ages 3+ with coloring pages and activity sheets related to nuclear astrophysics.
  • Dress-up in Protective Gear: Sometimes our research requires safety equipment – try some on and snap a picture!
  • Nuclear Theory Shell Model: Why are “magic numbers” magic and when is the spell broken? Come learn about nuclear theory in the 21st century.
  • Marble Nuclei Fragmentation: Try your hand at smashing model "nuclei" composed of magnetic marbles and see if you can create a rare isotope!
  • Building Blocks Chart of the Nuclides: Help construct a 3D model of the chart, isotope by isotope!
  • Catch a Cosmic Ray! See how simple plastic paddles can detect muons coming from the edge of space.
  • Where in the Universe are Elements Created? Find out which cosmic events made the elements in your body as you explore the periodic table.
  • Superconducting RF Cavities: Get up close and personal with next-generation linear accelerator components.

Estimated duration for demonstrations: 5 minutes each

The open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 18 August. The open house is free and open to all ages, and no appointment is necessary to participate.

Download the open house poster (PDF) here.

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