University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Wednesday, March 25th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Konrad Gelbke, Michigan State University
Subject: Plans for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University

On December 11, 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced “that Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, MI has been selected to design and establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a cutting-edge research facility to advance understanding of rare nuclear isotopes and the evolution of the cosmos.” In this talk I will provide a high-level summary of the envisioned science program, the facility layout and user interfaces for the planned facility. In addition, I will highlight existing and newly emerging rare isotope research opportunities for future FRIB users who can initiate or participate in cutting edge rare isotope research programs at the existing NSCL, which can seamlessly transition to FRIB.

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