Tests of CPT invariance at the antiproton decelerator of CERN

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Abstract

The Standard Model, the theory of particle physics is based on symmetries: Both the structure of the composite particles and their interactions are derived using gauge invariance principles. Some of these are violated by the weak interaction like parity and CP symmetry, and even masses are created via spontaneous symmetry breaking. CPT invariance, the most essential symmetry of the Standard Model, states the equivalency of matter and antimatter. However, because of the lack of antimatter in our Universe it is continuously tested at CERN. We overview these experiments: Measuring the properties of antiprotons as compared to those of the proton at the Antiproton Decelerator and also searching for antimatter in cosmic rays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-594
Number of pages6
JournalUkrainian Journal of Physics
Volume64
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 23 2019

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Keywords

  • Antihydrogen
  • Antiproton mass
  • Cosmic antimatter
  • CPT invariance
  • Standard Model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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