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The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams


The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), opening in 2022 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, MSU and the state of Michigan, will be the preeminent user facility of its type in the world —driving discovery and developing the next generation of scientific leaders. The facility will be a catalyst for advancements in nuclear science and accelerator science and engineering, while allowing collection of isotopes for applications ranging from testing materials for spaceflight to new developments in biomedical imaging diagnostics and therapeutics. At this unique facility, researchers and students will have access to opportunities found nowhere else in the world.

Michigan State is a vital pipeline for scientific talent. It attracts stellar students from around the globe to its top-ranked nuclear physics graduate program, and 26% of nuclear physics graduate students receive part of their training at MSU. FRIB builds on decades of investment and success in nuclear physics at MSU. Now it will drive discovery, collaboration, investment and innovation at MSU for years to come.