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A reconstructed antihydrogen event in the ATHENA detector

Celebrations at Athena!

  16 Sept 2002
Anti-atoms produced at CERN

The ATHENA collaboration, one of the three international teams of physicists working at the Antiproton Decelerator (AD), has announced the first controlled production of large numbers of antihydrogen atoms at low energies!

"The controlled production of antihydrogen observed in ATHENA is a great technological and scientific event - says Professor Luciano Maiani, Director General of CERN - even more so because ATHENA has produced antihydrogen in unexpectedly abundant quantities..."

Learn more about this great achievement from the CERN official Press Release.

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