Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., April 30, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Michigan State University’s Plans for a Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

C. Konrad Gelbke, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Building 6008 Conference Room

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.