2018 FRIB In the News

MSU's FRIB holds an open house

, Lansing State Journal

The Lansing State Journal posted a photo gallery about the 2018 FRIB and NSCL Open House.

Essential Science: What are the limits of the periodic table?

, Digital Journal

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first periodic table of elements. At stages the table has been added to, as new elements are discovered or, these days, ‘manufactured’. Just how far can the table keep growing?

Researchers explore limits of the periodic table of elements

, Sci-News.com

At 150 years old, the periodic table of chemical elements is still growing. How far can the periodic table go? Some answers can be found in a paper published in the journal Nature Physics by MSU Professor Witek Nazarewicz.

MSU in East Lansing hosts U.S. Particle Accelerator School

, dbusiness

MSU is hosting the summer 2018 session of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School, a national graduate-level training and workforce development program in accelerator science and engineering. The program is funded by the Office of High Energy Physics, which is in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.

We just measured the world's heaviest atom, and it's even weirder than expected

, Science Alert

Oganesson (Og) is the heaviest chemical element in the periodic table, but its properties have proved difficult to measure since it was first synthesised in 2002. Now an advanced computer simulation has filled in some of the gaps, and it turns out the element is even weirder than many expected.

Oganesson, noble but not a gas

, Fox 47 News

Scientists (including Peter Schwerdtfeger of the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study and Witold Nazarewicz of Michigan State University) have been involved in calculating the structure of oganesson, a relatively new element which has proved elusive to study.

MSU establishes cryogenic initiative at FRIB

, Cold Facts

FRIB’s state-of-the-art cryogenic infrastructure is accessible to MSU’s engineering and physics programs, providing a wide range of opportunities for students interested in many aspects of cryogenic engineering.