Quantum Magic

14 February 2013

Dr Stephen Hogan

In a recent STFC newsletter, UK news from CERN, Dr Stephen Hogan describes how he, and a team of international collaborators are investigating the properties of antimatter. The AEGIS experiment at the Antiproton Decelerator, in CERN has been designed to exploit techniques Stephen developed to accelerate antihydrogen atoms in excited states; to transport them and make beams suitable for measurements of the acceleration of antimatter in the Earth's gravitational field.

Until now this methodology has only been applied to matter, however the AEGIS team plan to extend this to antimatter.

The full article can be read on the STFC website here

A shorter summary is available via the CERN pages here