2016 April Annual Meeting and Lecture

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Annual dinner or luncheon
08 April 2016 18:00 - 21:00
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Scott Menary is an experimental particle physicist. He graduated with an Engineering Physics degree from Queen's Universty and a PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto. He has been a CERN Fellow, a Research Associate with the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Staff Scientist at Fermilab and is presently a Professor of Physics at York University in Toronto.
He has been involved in experiments performed at the electron-positron colliders CESR at Cornell and LEP at CERN as well as the positron-proton collider HERA at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg. He worked on the design of the NuMI neutrino beam facility at Fermilab outside Chicago and he was one of the original members of the BYeV proton-antiproton collider experiment at Fermilab. Presently he concentrates his efforts on the ALPHA antihydrogen trapping experiment operating at the Antiproton Decelerator facility at CERN.

 

The strength and sign of the gravitational interaction between matter and antimatter (so-called "antigravity") is still an open experimental question. I will discuss some arguments against antigravity as well as recent measurements which shed light on the issue. Finally I will describe planned antigravity experiments involving antihydrogen with an emphasis on the experiment I am involved with - the ALPHA antihydrogen trapping experiment at the CERN Laboratory in Geneva.

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Speaker(s)

Scott Menary is an experimental particle physicist. He graduated with an Engineering Physics degree from Queen's Universty and a PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto. He is presently a Professor of Physics at York University in Toronto.

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Novotel Toronto North York
3 Park Home Avenue
North York, Ontario
M2N 6L3
Canada

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