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2004 - 2009

The FRIB Users Organization Election was held in November 2009. The winners of the election of the FRIB Users Organization Executive Committee are: Ani Aprahamian (University of Notre Dame), Michael Smith (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Ingo Wiedenheover (Florida State University). More Information

A meeting of the FRIB Users Organization was held on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, as part of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics Meeting in Hawaii. More

On Monday, August 10, 2009, an opportunity for FRIB Working Groups to meet at NSCL was provided immediately after an ANL ATLAS User Workshop and immediately preceding an MSU NSCL User Workshop. More

The cooperative agreement for the establishment of FRIB between the U.S. Department of Energy and MSU has been signed on June 8, 2009. Details

The FRIB/RIA Users’ Organization organized the workshop “Step Forward to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)” on May 30 - 31, 2009 at Argonne National Laboratory, IL. Web Site

The 8th Radioactive Nuclear Beams Conference (RNB8) was hosted by the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan in May 26 - 30, 2009. Information

Michigan State University and DOE released a Description of the proposed Facility for Rare-Isotope Beams (FRIB)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on December 11, 2008 that Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, MI has been selected to design and establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a cutting-edge research facility to advance understanding of rare nuclear isotopes and the evolution of the cosmos. The new facility - expected to take about a decade to design and build and to cost an estimated $550 million - will provide research opportunities for an international community of approximately 1000 university and laboratory scientists, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students. DOE Release || MSU News

The Fifth Argonne/INT/MSU/JINA FRIB Workshop on Bulk Nuclear Properties was held at Michigan State University from November 19 to 22, 2008. It was the fifth in a series of theory workshops related to RIA. View Talks

The Seventh Summer School on Exotic Beam Physics was held at the ATLAS Accelerator at Argonne National Laboratory, IL, from August 4 to 9, 2008. The school consisted of morning lectures and "hands-on" activities in the afternoons. Students had an opportunity to present their research. Website

The Fourth Argonne/INT/MSU/JINA FRIB Theory Workshop on Rare Isotopes and Fundamental Symmetries was held at the Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington from September 19 - 22, 2007. More Info

In early May 2007, the Long-Range Planning Meeting was held in Galveston. The four principal recommendations were adopted. See Details

The 2007 town meeting for the NSAC long-range plan was held January 19 - 21, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago Illinois. Link.

The RISAC report has been publicly released on December 8, 2006. View Report

New RIA Brochure: "The Science of the Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) - A Brochure from the RIA Users Community" Click here!

In early October, 2006, the RIA Users' Organization held an election for three vacancies on the Executive Committee. The nominees were Tim Chupp, Erich Ormand, Michael Smith, Michael Wiescher, and Sherry Yennello. Erich Ormand, Michael Smith, and Michael Wiescher were elected to a three-year term.

The President of the National Academies and NRC Chair, Ralph Cicerone, has formed the Rare Isotope Science Assessment Committee (RISAC) of the National Research Council and has selected and approved the committee members. More

The National Research Council (NRC) was asked to review the importance to the nation of the science agenda for the Rare Isotope Accelerator. We as nuclear astrophysicists want to be part of the preparations, which includes creating a document to summarize the importance of RIA for nuclear astrophysics. A meeting to discuss further steps within the community will be held on on September 10-11, 2006 at the Detroit DTW Airport. See details

The RIA Theory Blue Book is available online now: "A Road Map". The part that is most relevant for JINA is the nuclear astrophysics section.

The RIA Users Organization Executive Committee met on Dec. 15, 2004 with Don Geesaman (UofC) and Konrad Gelbke(MSU) at the O'Hare Airport Hilton. The meeting was called to discuss with U. of Chicago and MSU representatives the role of the RIA users during the next stages of the project. http://www.orau.org/ria/archive/12-15-04.htm

On February 9, 2004, the Department of Energy designates RIA's status as CD-0, stating the Critical Decision Zero statement of mission need. More Info

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