Tag archive: antimatter

ASACUSA to precisely measure antiproton mass

25 August 2011 CERN scientists and a group at Max Planck Institute in Munich are together working on ASACUSA, a new experiment that uses antiprotonic helium atoms to more precisely measure the mass of the antiproton. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , ,

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer launches!

| 19 May 2011 A major particle physics mission, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, has been successfully launched. This sophisticated cosmic ray detector will use the International Space Station as a platform to perform precision measurements of cosmic radiation emanating from space. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

A particle detector in space: interview with Maurice Bourquin from AMS

| 19 May 2011 Maurice Bourquin, emeritus professor at the University of Geneva and former president of the CERN Council, is one of the pioneer scientists from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Experiment collaboration. Just after the AMS-02 detector was launched, he answered ILC NewsLine’s questions about AMS history, AMS challenges, and the interplay between collider and space experiments. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Angels and Positrons

| 7 May 2009 Antimatter is likely to matter quite a lot in the next weeks. Hollywood has made its movie version of Dan Brown’s thriller Angels and Demons, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, and the film will hit cinemas around the world starting on 13 May. If you know the book you’ll know what ILC NewsLine has to do with it: it’s all about antimatter! Category: Feature | Tagged: