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Do opposites attract? ALPHA-g prepares to explore antimatter gravity

Stuff falls down. This is the universal experience we all have with the gravitational interaction of matter on Earth. Yet one may still wonder if this holds true in the case of the most elusive stuff you can imagine dropping: antimatter. Might it be…

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ALPHA publishes first measurements of quantum effects in antimatter

The ALPHA collaboration at CERN has reported the first measurements of fine structure effects and Lamb shift in the energy structure of antihydrogen that provide another test of comparison between antimatter and ordinary matter. The results,…

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ALPHA new results: pushing the limits in antimatter research

In a paper published this week in Nature, the ALPHA collaboration reports the most precise direct measurement of antimatter ever made, revealing the spectral structure of the antihydrogen atom in unprecedented accuracy. The result marks a new era of…

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