Physics riddle: anti-scientists claims Big Bang breakthrough

I amused by the latest great scientific announcement of successfully trapping the first “anti-atom”. “but until recently none could be trapped for long enough to study them”. Well would it be too foolish to suggest that the reason they have not been able to “trap” antimatter because it is a theoretical particle that does not exist in nature. If antimatter did exist it would be immediately annihilated by matter. Gerald Gabrielse, after a 20 year hunt for anti-matter should begin to realise this. If I create a swirl in a river that dissipates almost immediately have I created an anti-river? Or have I just been given a vital clue to the nature of the river?

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About Rob W Harrison
There is a part of my mind that stubbornly thinks about science. I have a life, job, wife and family but without my Van Der Graaf Generator life would be incomplete. I am a great believer that this amazing universe came into being through process: movement >pressure > density > mass. Maybe I believe in an non viscous ether. Anyway this is where I can share my thoughts.

One Response to Physics riddle: anti-scientists claims Big Bang breakthrough

  1. TeeKaye says:

    My understanding is that they were trapped in what was essentially a magnetic field, seperate from any matter to anihalate them (opposite quarks cancelling each other out might be a better description).

    What I have not been able to find out is how they were observed – They are too small for light of course, but any form of energy would cause them them to “evaporate”.

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