- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is getting up to $122.5 million in funding over five years for the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.

The East Lansing school on Thursday announced an agreement with the National Science Foundation that allows for continuing funding. The school says the agreement will support research in nuclear and accelerator science and continue operation of the cyclotron laboratory.

The Physics Division of the National Science Foundation has supported the cyclotron laboratory’s operation since the mid-1980s. The new funding will cover the period until the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams becomes operational, which is expected to be in 2021.

Also known as FRIB (EF’-rib), the new East Lansing facility will help scientists make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes.

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