FRIB Project receives DOE-SC Office of Project Assessment Award for 2022

11 April 2023

The FRIB Project received the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) Office of Project Assessment Award for 2022 on 11 April 2023 in Washington, DC.

In part, the recognition stated: The project team is commended for their ingenuity and outstanding planning to successfully complete the project within budget and on schedule. FRIB is a proud and extraordinary achievement for DOE and the Nation.

Michigan State University (MSU) operates FRIB as a DOE-SC user facility, supporting the mission of the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics. User facility operation is supported by the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics as one of 28 DOE-SC user facilities.

Hosting what is designed to be the most powerful heavy-ion accelerator, FRIB provides intense beams of rare isotopes (short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB enables scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes, with implications in nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security, and industry.

Discoveries at FRIB will transform our understanding of nature. FRIB addresses science’s most important questions related to the stability, composition, reactions, and applications of atomic nuclei.

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