NSCL Awarded FRIB by US-DOE

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on NSCL Awarded FRIB by US-DOE

Before Christmas, DOE awarded the contract for a “Facility for Rare Isotope Beams” (FRIB) to Michigan State University, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). This is pretty good news for MSU, meaning a new $550 million facility being built over the next ten years. This project is expected to bring $1 billion in economic activity and create 400 new jobs. In addition, this facility will provide an intense beam of heavy ions to address leading edge questions of nuclear structure.

Congratulations to MSU and my old friends and colleagues who work at MSU or attended graduate school there in the 1980s when I was a physics grad student working at NSCL.

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Heavy Isotope Facility @ MSU

December 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Michigan State University has been selected as the site for the new Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). Building on the successful National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), this will continue to make Michigan State a premier facility for accelerator and nuclear physics for many years.

Building the $550M facility is expected to bring $1 billion in economic activity and 400 jobs to Michigan, according to an analysis by the Anderson Economic Group.

(* I see NSCL now has a gift shop and their own YouTube channel!)

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