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Laboratory for the Optical Manipulation & Detection of Nuclei

The October Event

Today we celebrated the career of the former NSCL/FRIB Lab Director C. Konrad Gelbke and the release of Sam Austin’s book Up From Nothing which tells the story of the Cyclotron Lab from its humble beginnings in 1958. Aphorisms from CKG: The Big Picture is Important  Communication is the Product Intensity is good – but ...

Spinlab is Under Construction

Spinlab will require tunable single frequency lasers for much of our research. These lasers will have to be installed on stable & vibration-isolated optical tables which are enclosed in a dust-free clean-room style enclosure. These are being designed now, but, while we wait, we are manually removing the dust from above the tiles of the drop ...

Postdoctoral Position Available

The NSCL at MSU is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to utilize a variety of atomic, molecular, & optical physics techniques to search for time reversal violation in nuclei and to optically manipulate nuclei embedded in cryogenic solids. Our group is part of the Radium EDM collaboration, which just performed the first “proof-of-principle” measurement of ...

Label Maker & Logbooks

These are the first two items purchased for Spinlab – a really nice label maker and 100 pack of the best logbooks!

Spinlab is Open for Business

OurĀ group applies a variety of atomic, molecular, & optical physics techniques to answer fundamental questions in nuclear and particle physics. Our passion is creating, manipulating, and detecting spin-polarized nuclei. Our long terms goals are to: Observe time-reversal symmetry violation in nuclei, which may explain the origin of matter in the Universe Study the evolution of ...