22-26 October 2018
Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoye 4*
Europe/Moscow timezone

The AEgIS experiment: towards antimatter gravity measurements

24 Oct 2018, 09:40
Moskvorechye 2 hall (Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoye 4*)

Moskvorechye 2 hall

Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoye 4*

Kashyrskoye shosse, 39B, Moscow, Russia, 115409
Plenary/section talk Facilities and advanced detector technologies Facilities and Advanced Detector Technologies


Olga Khalidova (CERN)


The AE$\mathrm{\overline{g}}$IS (Antimatter Experiment: Gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy) is a CERN based experiment aiming to probe the Weak Equivalence Principle of General Relativity with antimatter by studying free fall of antihydrogen in the Earth's gravitational field.
A pulsed cold beam of antihydrogen produced by charge exchange between Rydberg positronium and cold antiprotons will be horizontally accelerated by an electric field gradient and whose free fall will then be measured by a classical moiré. deflectometer.
An overview of the experimental setup, the present status of the experiment along with current achievements and results will be presented.

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