Physics With Antihydrogen Atoms

Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Location: 
1 LeConte Hall
Author/Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley
Public Lecture: 
Yes
Name: 
Sarah Wittmer
Phone: 
(510) 642-3034
Webcast: 
Video Duration: 
54:43

Since trapping antihydrogen atoms, the ALPHA collaboration has begun to test fundamental symmetries with anti-atoms.  In this talk I will present spectral measurements of an anti-atom (a test of CPT), a direct limit on matter-antimatter gravity with freefall type measurements (a test of the weak equivalence principle), and a precision charge neutrality test (a novel test of CPT.)