Accelerating science — and economic benefits | MSUToday

Opening in the spring of 2022, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, at Michigan State University will attract scientists from around the world to study particles never before seen on this planet. FRIB and its activities are already creating many tangible benefits that will only grow once the facility is fully operational.
The US Department of Energy Office of Science, or DOE-SC, MSU and the State of Michigan invested in building the FRIB. This investment has created jobs and is expected to add $4.4 billion to 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 making of atomic nuclei and the origins of the universe as well as new technologies yet to be imagined for use in a variety of industries.
“The Rare Isotope Beam Facility will be a game-changer, both for science and for the regional economy,” said MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. graduate program in physics, FRIB offers vast potential for leaps in medicine and other vital fields. It will help train the next generation of leading scientists, bring some of the world’s brightest minds into the community, and create jobs in the knowledge economy through the application of its technologies to improve our daily lives.