The Low Energy Antiproton Physics Conference, held every two years, is one of the most important conferences for the antihydrogen community. This year, more than fifteen members of the ALPHA Collaboration travelled to TRIUMF, in Vacouver, Canada to present results and discuss with the rest of the community. The conference, which had ALPHA member Makoto Fujiwara as the chairman of the local organising committee was  very successful. You can find more details about LEAP 2011 here, as well as some of the ALPHA presentations in the program.

ALPHA's recently announced achievement of trapping antihydrogen atoms has created quite a stir. Now, a stylised view of the ALPHA apparatus has made it to the front cover of the CERN Courier.

Read more about ALPHA in the CERN Courier here.

Physics World, the international physics magazine produced by the Institute of Physics, has named ALPHA's recent trapping of antihydrogen as part of the #1 physics breakthrough of 2010, jointly with the ASACUSA Collaboration's formation of antihydrogen in a 'cusp' trap. The complete list of ten breakthroughs from 2010 includes measurements of the atmosphere of an exoplanet 130 light-years away, a Bose-Einstein condenstate of photons, a new measurement of the proton size, and the first proton collisions at the LHC. Read the article and see the fill list here.