2020 News Archive

Supernova surprise creates elemental mystery

Supernova surprise creates elemental mystery

Michigan State University researchers have discovered that one of the most important reactions in the universe can get a huge and unexpected boost inside exploding stars known as supernovae. This finding also challenges ideas behind how some of the Earth’s heavy elements are made. Read More

FRIB issues first call for proposals for FRIB beam time

FRIB issues first call for proposals for FRIB beam time

Marking an exciting step toward commencing scientific user operation, FRIB issued its first call for proposals today. The call invites scientific users the world over to submit their requests to use FRIB to conduct their scientific experiments. Read More

Join the #1 nuclear physics graduate program in the nation

Join the #1 nuclear physics graduate program in the nation

Ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program leverages the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and the next-generation facility under construction now, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. Read More

FRIB status in COVID-19 situation

FRIB status in COVID-19 situation

In compliance with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Rules issued 14 October 2020, the FRIB Laboratory continues to limit on-site functions. Read More

TSAC holds FRIB review 29 September – 1 October

TSAC holds FRIB review 29 September – 1 October

The Technical Systems Advisory Committee held a review of FRIB via remote participation 29 September – 1 October. The main focus of the review was to assess overall FRIB Project development since the last review in April. Read More

SECAR progress review held online 11-12 June

SECAR progress review held online 11-12 June

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Physics Facilities and Project Management Division and the National Science Foundation Nuclear Physics Program held the annual progress review of the SEparator for CApture Reactions (SECAR) recoil separator project 11-12 June. Read More

TSAC holds FRIB review on 21-23 April

TSAC holds FRIB review on 21-23 April

The Technical Systems Advisory Committee held a review of FRIB via remote participation 21-23 April. The main focus of the review was to assess overall FRIB Project development since the last review in October 2019. Read More

FRIB hosts DOE-SC Director Dr. Chris Fall

FRIB hosts DOE-SC Director Dr. Chris Fall

On 13 February, FRIB hosted Dr. Chris Fall, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Dr. Fall was welcomed by Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. Read More

FRIB Users Organization holds election

FRIB Users Organization holds election

The FRIB Users Organization held an election for three positions on its executive committee in December 2019. Members voted for two general members and one member of the standing operations subcommittee. Read More