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MSU open house to shed light on FRIB

Chris Thronson FRIB photo
Kevin Lavery
Chris Thronson, a facilities and infrastructure deputy director at Michigan State University, stands in the unfinished core of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at MSU.

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams continues to rise on the Michigan State University campus. MSU will shed some light on this gigantic project by hosting an open house this weekend. Current State’s Kevin Lavery tours the site.

One of Michigan’s largest and most high-profile construction projects is steadily taking shape at Michigan State University. When it’s finished, the  Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will house a massive underground tunnel through which nuclear particles will flash at half the speed of light. Scientists will study the isotopes these particles create upon collision.

MSU is hosting an open house at FRIB this Saturday.

Current State’s Kevin Lavery took the tour a little early with Chris Thronson. He’s the Deputy Director of Conventional Facilities and Infrastructure at FRIB.

Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
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