FRIB In the News

Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus

, Phys.org

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star, in a laboratory rather than from afar via a telescope. Cosmic detonations of this scale and larger created many of the atoms in our bodies, said MSU's Christopher Wrede.

Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus

, Scienmag

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star, in a laboratory rather than from afar via a telescope. Cosmic detonations of this scale and larger created many of the atoms in our bodies, said MSU's Christopher Wrede, who presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

Solving a heavy-duty mystery

, Fox 47 News

To determine how the universe’s heavy elements – gold, silver and many others – came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest things known to us – stars and atoms. The team, led by scientists from MSU, is providing critical data to computer models of what are known as stellar events – supernovas and neutron stars mergers, to be exact.

Astronomers pinpoint how Milky Way Galaxy was formed

, Fox 47 News

Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way’s halo, astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how our galaxy formed. The astronomers are part of JINA-CEE – the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics – Center for the Evolution of the Elements – which is headquartered at MSU.

Nearly 4,000 attendees learn about FRIB

, Fox 47 News

Nearly 4,000 members of the public attended the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory open house on Aug. 20. The "Rare Access” event included activities, demonstrations, presentations and tours.