The consortium

The Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science (RIBSS) is a consortium of scientists from Rutgers University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville(UTK), Michigan State University (MSU), Louisiana State University (LSU), University of Notre Dame (ND), Tennessee Technological University (TTU), and Oak Ridge (ORNL) and Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) National Laboratories, with strong collaborations with low energy nuclear scientists at Los Alamos (LANL) and Livermore NNSA laboratories. All of its members are dedicated to forefront nuclear science involving radioactive ion beams.

The science

The RIBSS Center of Excellence is committed to using radioactive ion beams (RIBs) to probe reactions, decay, and the structure of atomic nuclei away from stability with particular foci on neutron-rich nuclei and the synthesis of elements in stars and their explosions.

The goals

The consortium provides training for early career scientists through performing experiments, building instruments, and developing theory on the cutting-edge of low-energy nuclear physics.  Students and postdocs also have multiple opportunities to interact with staff scientists at NNSA laboratories through annual workshops, SSAA symposia, with the possibility of being selected for an 8-week long practicum.