We have established a collaboration for studies of Nuclear Astrophysics with radioactive beams at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams [FRIB]. It is intended to serve as an umbrella collaboration that encompasses the experimental, theoretical, and equipment projects in nuclear astrophysics at FRIB, as well as related astrophysics and observational astronomy projects.

Our Highest Priority project is SECAR - the Separator for Capture Reactions. SECAR will be built in the 3 MeV Hall at FRIB and will be optimized for direct measurements of capture reactions on unstable nuclei that power stellar explosions. SECAR is the flag ship experiment for the FRIB nuclear astrophysics community. More information on SECAR can be found on these pages.

The FRIB Astrophysics Collabration website is used to share information on science -- both experiment and theory -- as well as on equipment, collaboration meetings, and documents necessary to bring our plans to reality.

Please join our collaboration to help build an exciting research program in nuclear astrophysics at FRIB ! You can view our membership list on this page. If you have any questions about the collaboration, please contact us for further information.


Nuclear Astrophysics Meetings at MSU August 22 - 23, 2013

There are three astrophyics-related meetings at MSU on August 22 - 23, 2013. For more information on these, please visit our Meetings page.

SECAR Collaboration Meeting, Thursday, August 22, 08:30 - 12:00 noon

A meeting of collaborators to discuss the recent status and future plans for this mass separator system for ReA3 / FRIB.

Nuclear Astrophysics Workshop, Thursday, August 22, 13:30 - 19:00

This workshop will have invited and contributed presentations, and is designed to:
[a] discuss new open questions and scientific developments that affect the evolution of our field
[b] discuss actions to get the field where it needs to be
[c] continue to grow a nuclear astrophysics community spanning experimental, theoretical, and observational work
[d] raise awareness of nuclear astrophysics as an important field at the forefront of science

Nuclear Astrophysics Equipment Breakout Session, Friday, August 23, 15:30 - 17:30

We will have updates on the SECAR, JENSA, and FRIB / ReA3 projects,
as well as information on a variety of other projects in nuclear astrophysics.

For more information on these three important meetings, please visit our Meetings page.

News Archive

Please visit our News Archive page for older news items including past meetings of our Collaboration.