ALPHA Antihydrogen Experiment

ALPHA is an experiment at CERN, whose ultimate goal is to perform a precise test of CPT symmetry with trapped antihydrogen atoms. After reviewing the motivations, we discuss our recent progress toward the initial goal of stable trapping of antihydrogen, with some emphasis on particle detection techniques.

M.C. Fujiwara, G.B. Andresen, M.D. Ashkezari, M. Baquero-Ruiz, W. Bertsche, C.C. Bray, E. Butler, C.L. Cesar, S. Chapman, M. Charlton, C.L. Cesar, J. Fajans, T. Friesen, D.R. Gill J.S. Hangst, W.N. Hardy, R.S. Hayano, M.E. Hayden, A.J. Humphries, R. Hydomako, S. Jonsell, L. Kurchaninov, R. Lambo, N. Madsen, S. Menary, P. Nolan, K. Olchanski, A. Olin, A. Povilus, P. Pusa, F. Robicheaux, E. Sarid, D.M. Silveira, C. So, J.W. Storey, R.I. Thompson, D.P. van der Werf, D. Wilding, J.S. Wurtele, and Y. Yamazaki, To be published in the proceedings of CPT10 – 5th meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry (2010)