© 2015 Cardiff Scientific Society

21 Jan Antimatter in the Universe
(Joint Lecture with the Institute of Physics)
- Professor Michael Charlton BSc PhD FInstP
Department of Physics, Swansea University
I will introduce antimatter by recalling its prediction and discovery. Some local sources of antimatter in the Universe will be described, as will a major experiment to search for antinuclei in cosmic rays. The motivation for the latter will be discussed and this will serve to introduce antihydrogen – which will form the bulk of the talk. I will describe why one should want to make this antiatom on Earth, along with our experiments which have done so, some selected results from them and a look at the future.