CERN Courier

The leader of the cusp group, Yasunori Yamazaki of the RIKEN research institute in Japan, has received grant-in-aid in the category of Specially Promoted Research, which is "internationally appraised research that is expected to produce outstanding results".

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.