First beam of antihydrogen atoms

By Yasunori Yamazaki. Published on 25 June 2014 in:
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ASACUSA at CERN, Antiproton Decelerator [AD], a Japanese-European collaboration working on antihydrogen production for the CPT symmetry test, has unambiguously detected an antihydrogen beam 2.7 meters downstream from the production region, for the first time. This is an important milestone towards high precision tests of the CPT symmetry via antihydrogen spectroscopy.

It is well-known that matter and antimatter are always created in equal amounts in laboratory experiments. It is …

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An overview of Neutron Facilities in Asia and Oceania

By Y. Fujii. Published on 27 April 2014 in:
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Since the mid 1940’s, the research reactors had provided stable and reliable neutron sources for experimental research of neutron scattering. By recognizing unique features and powerful probe ability of neutrons, particularly for material and life science, Europe and North America accelerated building high-flux beam reactors dedicated to neutron scattering in 1960’s and 1970’s. A large number of neutron users in these regions resulted in the formation of the European Neutron Scattering Association [ENSA] and the Neutron Scattering Society of America [NSSA], respectively.
In the Asia-Oceania Region, on the other hand, India and Australia initiated neutron scattering…

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Learned societies worldwide to plan the future of particle physics

By David Lee. Published on 27 February 2014 in:
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Three community driven initiatives in 2013 have provided an opportunity to high-energy particle “to build a compelling science case for major research facilities in Asia, Europe and the US. They identified ways to increase the scientific return on society’s investment and to spread the benefits of forefront physics research to developing countries.”
An article in the January/February 2014 CERN Courier describes how learned societies have provided valuable input into the planning process for future high-energy particle physics facilities…
In January 2013, a working group of the CERN Council met in Erice, Italy, to draft an updated strategy for medium…

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Asia-Europe cooperation meetings in Japan in four months from now

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 25 March 2013 in:
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The 3rd Asia-Europe Physics Summit [ASEPS3] will take place from 14-19 July 2013 in Chiba, Japan as part of the 12th Asia Pacific Physics Conference [APPC12]. The Summit is organised by the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies [AAPPS] and the European Physical Society [EPS].

APPC 12 is a broad spectrum conference devoted to all fields of physics and will include among its plenary speakers two Nobel laureates…

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By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 29 January 2013 in:
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The third ASEPS meeting, ASEPS 3, will take place from 14-19 July 2013 in Chiba, Japan as part of the Asia Pacific Physics Conference [APPC].

It will bring together researchers and policy makers from Asia, Europe and the US. Plenary sessions will present latest research in fields such as high energy physics, quantum optics and climate.

Four round tables will be organised, allowing for intense exchange of ideas on topics of particular interest for…

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ASEPS 3 agenda is taking shape

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The Asia Europe Physics Summit [ASEPS] aims to strengthen the cooperation in physics research between Asian and European countries. ASEPS meetings present important issues relating to fundamental and applied physics research, as well as research in other fields where physics plays an important role, and discuss them from the view point of Asia-Europe collaboration.

ASEPS 3, the third ASEPS meeting, ASEPS 3 will take place from 16-19 July 2012 in Chiba, Japan…

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Asian experiments unlock neutrino oscillation mystery

By Alessandro Bettini. Published on 22 May 2012 in:
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Two reactor experiments, China’s Daya Bay and Korea’s RENO, have made the best measurement of the neutrino mixing angle, θ13, an essential property for neutrino research. The discovery of a non-zero θ13 at approximately 9˚ – which was published in March and Apri this year – completes our picture of neutrino mixing. This quite large value for the mixing angle will make it easier to conduct future long baseline neutrino experiments. This, in turn, may lead to a better understanding of the matter-antimatter asymmetry seen in the Universe…

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