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Thu, May 23, 2024

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FRIB Countdown  (Special Events)

In celebration of the anticipated opening of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) in May as a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility, the public is invited to get behind the scenes at a special "FRIB Countdown" event on Saturday, 23 April.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last tours starting at 4 p.m. It is free and open to all ages, and no appointment is necessary to participate.

The FRIB Countdown offers the public a glimpse at FRIB prior to the start of FRIB's scientific research program. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about FRIB and rare-isotope research before FRIB opens its doors to scientific users from around the world.

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Planned activities at the FRIB Countdown will allow attendees to:

Tour the FRIB Laboratory
Explore the fields of FRIB science through hands-on activities and demonstrations
Meet nuclear scientists, researchers, and engineers as they talk about their work
Enjoy educational videos

Free parking will be available in both the Shaw Lane and Wharton Center parking ramps. Accessible parking will be available in the Wharton Center Loop, located in front of Wharton Center, off of Bogue Street. Parking attendants will be on-hand at the Wharton Center Loop to provide information and assistance. A parking map for the FRIB Countdown is available here (PDF).

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services, and activities. The FRIB tour will be Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible, and there will be an ADA line for the tour with seating available. For more information about accessibility, contact

There will be a photo booth available at the FRIB Countdown event.

No photos or video will be allowed on the FRIB tour.

FRIB is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

more information...

Location: Facility for Rare Isotope Beams [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: public
Contact: Bob Patterer
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