Aprahamian named chair of FRIB Science Advisory Commitee

Author: Shelly Goethals


Freimann Professor Ani Apahamian has been named as the chair of the Science Advisory Committee (SAC) to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University. This committee provides external advice to the laboratory’s director on scientific choices, scientific vision, and matters related to optimizing the scientific discovery potential of FRIB. The SAC is comprised of eminent scientists, most with extensive rare-isotope science expertise.

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a scientific user facility for the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC). FRIB is funded by the DOE-SC, MSU and the State of Michigan. Supporting the mission of the Office of Nuclear Physics in DOE-SC, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth), nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security, and industry.