Opening in spring 2022, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, at Michigan State University will attract scientists from around the world to study particles that have never been seen before on this planet. FRIB and its activities already are creating many down-to-earth benefits that will only grow after the facility becomes fully operational.
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, or DOE-SC, MSU and the state of Michigan, invested in building FRIB. That investment has created jobs and is expected to contribute $4.4 billion for Michigan’s economy over the next two decades, according to the MSU Center for Economic Analysis. Experiments at the facility will generate new knowledge about the makings of atomic nuclei and the origins of the universe as well as new technologies that are yet to be imagined for use in a variety of industries.
“The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will be a game-changer, both for science and for the regional economy,” said MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. “Building on MSU’s legacy of research, innovation and its top-ranked nuclear physics graduate program, FRIB offers vast potential for leaps in medicine and other vital fields. It will help train the next generation of cutting-edge scientists, bring some of the world’s most brilliant minds to the community and create knowledge economy jobs through applications of its technologies to improve our daily lives.”