Science After Dark: The Building Blocks of Matter

The periodic table organizes atoms into different elements, but the chart of nuclides is a better way to classify them. Discover the secrets of the nucleus by building a chart from towers of LEGO bricks, one for each of 130 isotopes in the first 10 elements. The pattern of stable and radioactive nuclei will help explain how the matter in your body was originally made in stars! This is one of the key research goals of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).

Presented by:

  • Zachary Constan, Outreach Coordinator, FRIB, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
Event date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
3142 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912