Carlsberg supports ALPHA


The Carlsberg Foundation of Denmark has awarded a large research grant to ALPHA Spokesperson Professor Jeffrey Hangst of Aarhus University.  The award, of 3.3 million Danish kroner, will be used to purchase a new superconducting solenoid magnet for our next generation antihydrogen trapping device, known as ALPHA-2.  In 2012, the ALPHA-2 machine will replace the current ALPHA device, which is the first (and so far the only) machine to magnetically trap atoms of antihydrogen.  The new apparatus will allow ALPHA researchers to begin precision laser and microwave spectroscopy of trapped antimatter atoms.  The goal is to test whether atoms of matter and atoms of antimatter obey the same laws of physics.  The Carlsberg Foundation was created by Carlsberg founder J.C. Jacobsen in 1876 and has a long history of supporting scientific research in Denmark.  We in ALPHA would like to thank the Carslberg Foundation for their generous support.