Eberhard Widmann, director of the Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, has received a European Research Council Advanced Grant for his research on antihydrogen within the ASACUSA...
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The SMI Annual Report 2011 is available.
The grant will support ASACUSA’s efforts to make high-precision microwave spectroscopy of ground-state hyperfine transitions of antihydrogen atoms extracted from the cusp trap. The trap was first successfully demonstrated in December 2010 (CERN Courier March 2011 p17). The work had already received a grant of around €3 million in the same category to support the work up to March this year. It is rare in Japan that funding at this level is approved successively to the same subject and to the same person.