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Konrad Gelbke
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Williamston, Michigan
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Konrad Gelbke

Exploring the mysteries of the universe.

Faculty
Williamston, Michigan


If it weren’t for people like Konrad Gelbke, the mysteries of the universe would remain shrouded. As the director of National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at MSU and University Distinguished Professor of physics, Gelbke and his team of scientists tirelessly study rare isotopes, the most fleeting atomic nuclei, to shed light on the origins and evolution of the universe.

Gelbke has helped turn MSU into a world leader in rare isotope research and nuclear science education, a place where researchers have made breakthroughs in medicine, energy, and national security. And the future is even brighter. The U.S. Department of Energy selected MSU as the site for the $600 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, also led by Gelbke, which will build on NSCL’s advances in nuclear science research.