Antimatter Matters – new exhibit at Royal Society Exhibition

Professor Christina Lazzeroni, Professor David Parker and Dr Nigel Watson are leading a team from the Particle Physics Research Group to support the Antimatter Matters exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

Antimatter is a vital component of our universe; at the Big Bang, scientists think half of the particles in the Universe were antimatter, but just one second later, antimatter had all but disappeared.

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2016 features the forefront of British scientific research and innovation. Entry is free and the event is open from Monday 4 to Sunday 10 July at the Royal Society in London. It is the oldest science festival in the country, started by Fellows of the Royal Society in the 17th century.

Visitors will learn how our researchers are using the LHCb experiments at CERN to find out more about matter and antimatter, including learning how to spot traces of antimatter in experimental data.

Antimatter is a vital part of modern medicine. It is used in traces to locate tumours, image the brain and diagnose dementia, therefore improving our understanding of it has significant benefits for our lives.