Walter Oelert

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Walter Oelert
Nationality Germany
Fields Physics
Institutions Research Center Juelich
Known for Producing the first antihydrogen atoms

Walter Oelert is a Professor at the Research Center Juelich (Germany).


In 1995 under the leadership of Professor Walter Oelert, the international group of physicists in the CERN laboratory managed to show that they had obtained experimentally nine atoms of antihydrogen in a particle accelerator.[1] Later research allowed the CERN scientists to collect anti-protons among low-energy positrons until they combine into anti-atoms and store them at very low temperatures.[2]


  1. ^ Freedman, David H. "Antiatoms: Here Today . . .". Discover Magazine. 
  2. ^ "Researchers 'look inside' antimatter". BBC News. 2002-10-30. 

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