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December 21, 2010

Antihydrogen research wins top award as Physics World's "Breakthrough of the Year"

Research breakthroughs by two international groups at CERN, one on trapping antihydrogen and one on a new technique for extracting an antihydrogen beam, have been selected as the 2010 "Breakthrough of the Year" by Physics World, a magazine of the Institute of Physics (IOP). Both breakthroughs mark major advances in physics, opening up new avenues in antihydrogen-based research. The Atomic Physics Laboratory at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute (ASI), headed by Distinguished Senior Scientist Yasunori Yamazaki, has played an essential role in both antihydrogen projects.

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Article in Physics World

Other articles in Physics World:
"Antihydrogen trapped at CERN", November 17, 2010
"CERN moves closer to antihydrogen spectroscopy", December 9, 2010

Press release:
"New technique for antihydrogen synthesis promises answers to mysteries of antimatter", December 6, 2010