ScienceUnstable nuclei play a very important role in numerous astrophysical scenarios -- for example, the explosion of stars. For this reason, astrophysics will play a crucial role in research carried out at FRIB.
Some of the exciting astrophysical sites where information on radioactive nuclei is desperately needed include:
To help ensure that the highest priority work is pursued at FRIB, and that the astrophysical impact of completed research is fully investigated, a broad, interdisciplinary nuclear astrophysics collaboration is needed. The FRIB Astrophysics Collaboration will involve research in areas such as:
The pages above provide a framework for our discussions of the science issues relevant for nuclear astrophysics at FRIB. Please contact us with your suggestions for research topics.