"The public got a chance to explore the world of atoms, isotopes and nuclei Saturday afternoon during the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory open house at Michigan State University," reported LSJ's Brittany Smith in a June 14 article.
Among the attractions at the open house was an informational poster on the $550 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), which will be designed and established over the next several years at MSU. FRIB, which will be funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), eventually will be operated as a DOE national user facility for nuclear science. MSU was selected as the site for FRIB in December 2008. More recently, the university announced that the Cooperative Agreement between MSU and DOE concerning FRIB has been signed, an important milestone toward establishing the new facility.
A slideshow from event, which drew more than 800 people, is available: