FRIB In the News

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


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.