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World Year of Physics 2005

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory celebrates the World Year of Physics 2005. The World Year of Physics is endorsed by the United Nations. Activities around the world reach out to the public and...

MoNA Neutron Detector

The March 2005 issue of Physics Today features MoNA–the Modula Neutron Array–and the students who built it. Funded by the National Science Foundation, MoNA was funded built on 10 campuses, predominantly by...

“Nucleus Factory” to air on WKAR

WKAR-TV, East Lansing, MSU’s public television station, will air the program “Nucleus Factory” on Sunday, 30 May, at 3:00 p.m. Featuring astrophysics research at the NSCL, “Nucleus Factory” was written and produced...

NSCL Professor Named IEEE Fellow for Linear Accelerator Work

After three decades of developing linear accelerators for nuclear and particle physics, Stanley O. Schriber was selected as fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Only 1% of IEEE's...

NSCL Professor Receives MSU Distinguished Faculty Award

Michigan State University has recognized Michael Thoennessen with the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Award for his pioneering work in the area of rare isotope physics.
His group constructed two cutting-edge rare-...

NSCL Student Wins APS Beam Physics Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award

Eduard Pozdeyev was awarded the 2005 Beam Physics Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award of the American Physical Society (APS) for his Ph.D. thesis. This award recognizes research of outstanding quality and...

Diamonds are forever

Researchers at NSCL and MSU's physics department developed a particle detector made from single-crystal diamond that will significantly extend the capabilities of conventional detection technology. The diamond is...

Fast beams brought to rest

The Low Energy Beam and Ion Trap (LEBIT) group at the NSCL performed the first high-precision Penning trap mass measurement at a fragmentation facility with the nucleus Ca-38.

Ca-38 ions produced at the NSCL...

P. Gregers Hansen Obituary

Peder Gregers Hansen, an outstanding leader in experiments with nuclei far from stability, died of multiple myeloma on July 20, 2005 in Lansing, Michigan.

Gregers was born on January 11, 1933 in Svendborg on...

Half-life of Ni-78 Established

Researchers at the NSCL have established the half-life of the doubly-magic nucleus Ni-78. This exotic nickel isotope has 14 more neutrons than the most neutron-rich, stable nickel isotope found on earth.

As...