2017 FRIB In the News

MSU's FRIB Project reaching a milestone

, Michigan Radio

Michigan State University’s yet-to-be completed massive physics research facility is about to achieve an important milestone. In the next three to four weeks, MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, also known as FRIB, will accelerate its first particles.

Michigan State book recounts 50 years of Cyclotron studies: BTN LiveBIG Book Club

, Big Ten Network

In his book "Up From Nothing: The Michigan State University Cyclotron Laboratory," former National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory director Sam M. Austin traces the origins of the world-class lab from its genesis in 1958 and construction in 1963 to the ongoing development of the state-of-the-art Facility for Rare Beam Isotopes.

Flerov prize for superheavy elements

, Cern Courier

The 2017 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) Flerov Prize has been awarded to Witold Nazarewicz of Michigan State University for his contribution to the theoretical understanding of the properties of the heaviest elements.

Editorial: FRIB budget cut would hurt more than region

, Lansing State Journal

Among the potential cuts: $17 million of the $97 million earmarked for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a state-of-the-art nuclear physics laboratory at Michigan State University being hyped as the future of cancer research, medical imaging and national defense.

Trump is proposing $17M in cuts to FRIB

, Lansing State Journal

A proposed $17 million cut in federal funding for Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams next year would push back the project’s completion and increase costs, according to the project's director.

Senate panel OKs Jones’ FRIB funding resolution

, Argus Press

The Senate Energy and Technology Committee Thursday unanimously approved State Sen. Rick Jones’ resolution urging Congress to continue funding for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University.

Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus

, Phys.org

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star, in a laboratory rather than from afar via a telescope. Cosmic detonations of this scale and larger created many of the atoms in our bodies, said MSU's Christopher Wrede.

Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus

, Scienmag

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star, in a laboratory rather than from afar via a telescope. Cosmic detonations of this scale and larger created many of the atoms in our bodies, said MSU's Christopher Wrede, who presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.