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The Search for Antimatter in the Universe


Prof. Joss Bland-Hawthorn

Federation Fellow Professorship
Institute of Astronomy
School of Physics
University of Sydney


The Universe exploded into existence with equal amounts of matter and antimatter at the time of the Big Bang. But today, matter particles dominates over antimatter by ten billion to one. Where did all the antimatter go? How would we go about searching for antimatter and where would we expect to find it? In his talk, renowned astrophysics professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn will talk about the history of antimatter, how it was discovered in the 1930s, and new ideas on how to search for it in the nearby universe.


Joss is a Visiting Professor of the Australia National University, Canberra and holds visiting positions with schools in France, Spain, UK and USA.