Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Thomas Glasmacher is laboratory director of MSU’s FRIB, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. Thomas came to Michigan State in 1992 working with the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy as a faculty member in 1995.

Russ White | MSU Today

The U.S. Department of Energy has designated the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility. U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced the designation at a special ceremony held at MSU in a tent adjacent to FRIB on the 29th of September.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University has reached another milestone on its journey towards completion. 


Jamie Paisley

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Russ White

Dean Lee is a professor of physics at MSU's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. At the Lee Research Group he asks: How do we connect fundamental physics to forefront experiments? With new science waiting to be discovered at FRIB and the dawning of the era of exascale supercomputing, this question is a profound challenge and opportunity for nuclear theory.  Lee works to understand the nature and origins of matter by crafting new approaches that link quantum chromodynamics and electroweak theory to precise predictions for nuclear structure and reactions relevant to the FRIB science mission.