05/03/2013

Scientists Try to Take Antimatter’s Measurements

11:16 minutes

In 2011, researchers at CERN found a way to trap and hold particles of antihydrogen for about 15 minutes at a time. Jeffrey Hangst, spokesman for the ALPHA project at CERN, describes how scientists are trying to measure basic properties of the particles, such as their mass.

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Jeffrey Hangst

Jeffrey Hangst is a physics professor at Aarhus University in Denmark and spokesman for ALPHA Collaboration at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

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