Excitement and Challenges in Nuclear Structure: Science of Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (a 30,000-foot view)

  • Sept. 20, 2023, 4:00 pm US/Central
  • Witold Nazarewicz, Michigan State University
  • Chris Stoughton, witek@frib.msu.edu

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University is a world-class research, teaching and training center, hosting what is designed to be the most powerful rare isotope accelerator. FRIB will be essential for gaining access to key regions of the nuclear chart, where the measured nuclear properties will challenge established concepts. The long-term vision is to arrive at a comprehensive and unified description of nuclei and their reactions, grounded in the interactions between the constituent nucleons.  In this talk, advances in rare isotope research will be reviewed in the context of the overarching scientific questions.