31
OCT
2018

How to characterize antimatter beams?

Antimatter particles, such as positrons, antiprotons and antihydrogen open unique insight into some of the most fundamental questions in modern physics. However, they are not only very difficult to produce – they also pose numerous challenges when it comes to measuring their propertie
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16
JUL
2018

Antimatter School held at CERN

The Cockcroft Institute has a unique track record in the coordination of pan-European training networks and has coordinated no less than 5 such initiatives over the past decade. Defining new training standards in antimatter research is the declared goal of AVA (Accelerators Validating
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28
JAN
2018

CI pioneers novel media training for researchers

From 15th-19th January 2018, Fellows from the Cockcroft Institute-led AVA network attended a Media Training at one of the UK’s premium creative hubs, MediaCityUK. AVA is a new European Union-funded network between universities, research centres such as CERN, and industry. It enables g
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16
JAN
2017

European Antimatter R&D network launched

The Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics (AVA) project started officially on the 1 January 2017. AVA is an international collaboration of currently 25 institutions. Benefiting from almost 4 M€ of funding from the European Union, AVA will train no less than 15 early stage researc
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07
SEP
2016

Multimillion Pound Project on Antimatter Research announced

The AVA project will allow cutting edge research and promote training innovations AVA (Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics) is a new European research and training network between universities, research centres and industry. Within the project a cohort of 15 Fellows will be emp
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12
FEB
2016

New Study confirms Antihydrogen Charge is Neutral

A recent experimental result published in Nature by the ALPHA collaboration, improves upon the direct measurement of antihydrogen charge neutrality. This is a precision test conducted in pursuit of answers to the question of why the universe today is predominantly made of matter. Acco
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09
NOV
2015

Antihydrogen – A Comprehensive Review

Antimatter, often the subject of science fiction on account of its conversion to energy when it comes in contact with matter, is very real and at the center of one of the great mysteries of physics. Current theory would predict that the universe should have been created equal parts ma
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