MSU's FRIB set to open May 2022

Facility for Rate Isotope Beams logo, MSU wordmark, and US Dept of Energy logo

Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a user facility for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, will open its doors to discovery with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 2 May. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., and other elected officials will be present to kick off the FRIB's long-awaited journey into the future. 

FRIB will house the world’s most powerful heavy-ion accelerator, allowing researchers to access more than 1,000 new rare isotopes, many never before produced on Earth. Creating rare isotopes will lead to scientific discoveries in many fields including medicine and alternative energy. 

MSU has been a site of scientific discovery and a worldwide leader in nuclear science for more than half a century. The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, a National Science Foundation user facility, has operated for over 40 years at MSU. FRIB looks beyond NSCL’s discoveries to envision the next-generation technology needed for next-generation technology needed for next-generation isotope experiments.

Read the full article and learn more about the facility and the upcoming FRIB opening