Cyclotron Laboratory ToursImage of the Cyclotron Laboratory

If you are interested in nuclear science, you will want to take a tour of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) on the campus of MSU. Tours of the NSCL, available for groups of 5-50 people, must be arranged in advance. Visitors may watch a 25-minute videotape that describes the NSCL's two cyclotrons and their use in nuclear science research. You may also go into the cyclotron control room and the data room. For safety reasons, visitors entering the experimental areas must be older than 18 years or have written permission from a parent or guardian.

Here’s a chance to see what nuclear physicists do for a living and how some of the magic of the heavens—the drama of a supernova—can be brought into the laboratory. Tours are available to school classes at all levels.

What you will see: Tours combine a walk-through of many parts of one of the world’s leading superconducting cyclotron laboratories, interesting videos, and demonstrations.