CERN Accelerating science

This website is no longer maintained. Its content may be obsolete. Please visit for current CERN information.


The Mystery of Antimatter
(by Rosy Mondardini)

Look at yourself in the mirror: what if the guy just in front of you, the one in the mirror, really existed?

Physicists have already been thinking about this question, they would call the guy an "antiyou".

And physicists even imagined that somewhere far away there could be a world that looks just like our own, or rather like the mirror image of it. It would be an antiworld with antistars, antihouses, antistrawberries, all made of ANTIMATTER!

But, what is ANTIMATTER and... can this really be TRUE?