For the public

With FRIB, we have the capability to produce most of the same rare isotopes that are created in the cosmos, which then decay into the elements found on Earth. This helps us understand the origins of the elements. The same isotopes are needed to develop a predictive model of atomic nuclei and how they interact.

Approximately 1,800 users are engaged and ready for science at FRIB. They organized themselves in an independent FRIB Users Organization, with 21 working groups specializing in instruments and scientific topics. Members are from 125 U.S. colleges and universities, 13 national laboratories and 52 countries.

Education of the next generation of scientists is a top priority. FRIB builds on MSU’s practice to routinely involve undergraduate and graduate students in research. FRIB expands those opportunities. MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program is a top-ranked program nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report. Each year, MSU awards 10 percent of nuclear physics doctorate degrees.

FRIB’s outreach program engages the public, generates enthusiasm and learning among young people for scientific careers, and builds innovative collaborations that cross disciplines to illustrate and translate the power of research in physics and other areas. Learn more about FRIB's outreach program.

Are you interested in a tour of the facility? Visit the FRIB tour page for scheduling information.

For information about visiting FRIB (including a map to FRIB and parking locations), visit the Visiting FRIB page.