Walter Oelert

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Walter Oelert
Born14 July 1942 (1942-07-14) (age 81)
Known forProducing the first antihydrogen atoms
Scientific career
InstitutionsResearch Center Juelich

Walter Oelert (born 14 July 1942) is a professor at the Juelich Research Center in 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][3]


  1. ^ Freedman, David H. "Antiatoms: Here Today . . ". Discover Magazine.
  2. ^ "Researchers 'look inside' antimatter". BBC News. 30 October 2002.
  3. ^ Baur, G.; Boero, G.; Brauksiepe, A.; Buzzo, A.; Eyrich, W.; Geyer, R.; Grzonka, D.; Hauffe, J.; Kilian, K.; LoVetere, M.; Macri, M.; Moosburger, M.; Nellen, R.; Oelert, W.; Passaggio, S.; Pozzo, A.; Röhrich, K.; Sachs, K.; Schepers, G.; Sefzick, T.; Simon, R.S.; Stratmann, R.; Stinzing, F.; Wolke, M. (1996). "Production of antihydrogen". Physics Letters B. 368 (3): 251–258. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(96)00005-6. ISSN 0370-2693.

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