2024 FRIB News

Graphic of a rare proton halo
29 May 2024
Theoretical physicists and experimentalists work together to measure the mass of a rare isotope expected to form a rare proton halo, publishing the first results from FRIB’s precision measurement program...
A graphic depicting how wavefunction matching replaces the short distance part of the two-body wavefunction for a realistic interaction with that of a simple easily computable interaction.
16 May 2024
New approach makes calculations with realistic interactions possible FRIB researchers are part of an international research team solving challenging computational problems in quantum physics using a new method called wavefunction...
A collage of performers and speakers from the 2024 Advanced Studies Gateway season.
08 May 2024
Attendees from around the United States took part in the final event of the season for FRIB’s Advanced Studies Gateway (ASG) initiative on Sunday, 5 May, as Nobel Prize-winning physicist...
William Phillips
23 April 2024
FRIB is hosting William Phillips, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, for a special talk titled “The Quantum Reform of the Modern Metric System.” The talk, part of FRIB’s Advanced Studies Gateway...
A photo of the GRETA gamma-ray array at FRIB, with a graphic overlay depicting how detectors can stop very high-energy particles in their tracks.
23 April 2024
University of Surrey article details how sensors will shine new light on why stars explode The University of Surrey in England published an article ( “£3m Surrey sensors will shine...
Graphic of neutron star with FRIB linear accelerator and data charts in background.
17 April 2024
World-class particle-accelerator facilities and recent advances in neutron-star observation give physicists a new toolkit for describing nuclear interactions at a wide range of densities. For most stars, neutron stars and...
Headshots of Erich Leistenschneider (left) and Yassid Ayyad (right)
05 April 2024
Yassid Ayyad from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Erich Leistenschneider from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are the award recipients for the 2024 Facility for...
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05 April 2024
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) posted a highlight titled “ New calculations solve an alpha particle physics puzzle .” The highlight explains a new experimental measure...
Chart of Nuclides with inset showing new isotopes observed at FRIB.
04 April 2024
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) posted a highlight titled “ The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams observes five never-before-seen isotopes .” The highlight explains how the...
Graphic depicting low-energy nuclear reactions.
01 April 2024
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) posted a highlight titled “ Understanding charged-particle bound states in periodic boxes .” The highlight explains how researchers solved a long-standing...
Aaron Philip headshot
29 March 2024
Aaron Philip, a professorial assistant at FRIB, has earned a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship , becoming Michigan State University’s fifty-fifth Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Foundation seeks sophomores and juniors committed...
Cover of 2024 Academic Programs Annual.
28 March 2024
Daniel Lay, a graduate assistant at FRIB, was featured recently in the 2024 Academic Programs Annual , published by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Programs, Technology and Partnerships...
Pictured, from left: Sean Liddick, associate professor of chemistry at FRIB and in MSU’s Department of Chemistry, and FRIB associate director for experimental science; George Perkovich; and Sherman Garnett, former dean of MSU’s James Madison College.
20 March 2024
George Perkovich, the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace , gave a lecture on 20 March at the...
Graphic of cables plugged into a server.
18 March 2024
A technical evaluation using data from a recent scientific-user experiment demonstrated how the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) enables Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) scientists...
Graphic of a person looking through binoculars at a mountain, with the text "Logbook: superheavy elements 2024 Island of Enhanced Stability"
18 March 2024
Scientists from Massey University in New Zealand, the University of Mainz in Germany, Sorbonne University in France, and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) discuss the limit of the...
Photo of a building at the FRIB facilities
20 February 2024
The FRIB Project team received a U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Secretary of Energy Achievement Award—DOE’s highest form of employee recognition for achievements—at the annual Secretary’s Honor Awards ceremony held...
Chart inset showing 5 new isotopes
15 February 2024
In creating five new isotopes , an international research team working at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, at Michigan State University has brought the stars closer to...
Thumbnail graphic of a next-generation neutron detector
26 January 2024
Empowered by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is spearheading a multi-institutional project to construct a next-generation fast-neutron...
Thumbnail collage of students giving presentations, with graphics of distinguished scientists.
23 January 2024
FRIB, Michigan State University (MSU) , and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) honored the winners of the “Distinguished Trailblazers in the Sciences” competition at a virtual ceremony...
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03 January 2024
Video looks at FRIB’s 2023 achievements This year-in-review video highlights FRIB’s greatest achievements in 2023.

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