Cold Antimatter and High Precision Physics (Pbar11)

Nov. 28-30, 2011, Kunibiki-Messe, Matsue, Shimane, JAPAN

Kunibiki Messe (Shimane Prefectural Convention Center

Izumo Taisha shrine

Izumo Taisha shrine

Izumo Taisha shrine

Matsue Castle

Antimatter matters: Cold antihydrogen is the simplest form of antimatter which will allow us to study the fundamental properties of the universe such as the CPT symmetry and the gravitational interaction between matter and antimatter with extreme precision. Until recently it was quite difficult to handle antimatter, but the research field has developed enormously in the last couple of years, particularly with respect to basic techniques for manipulating antihydrogen as well as antiprotons and positrons which compose it. The field is now moving toward new steps such as high-precision spectroscopy of antihydrogen atoms, production of antihydrogen ions, and multiply-differential collision experiments. Thanks to the developments described above, the construction of the ELENA (Extra Low ENergy Antiproton) ring was approved by the CERN Council this year, and this also promises to lead to major advances in the field. Considering the circumstances above, we think now is the right time to organize a compact workshop where major potential players working on cold antimatter research and on high-precision science can gather together to discuss the present status and prospects for the near future. This workshop is part of a series of workshops held in the last several years such as Physics with Slow Antiproton Beams in 2005 and Cold Antimatter Plasmas and Application to Fundamental Physics (pbar08) in 2008.

  • Antihydrogen and Antimatter Physics
  • Fundamental Symmetries
  • Exotic Atoms and atomic collisions
  • Non-neutral plasma physics of antimatter
  • Antimatter in the Universe
  • Applications of Antiprotons

For those who are interested in joining the workshop, please register by sending an email to with the following information before October 30th (We strongly recommend to register as soon as possible as the total number of possible attendees will be limited to less than 50):

  1. family name, and given name
  2. affiliation
  3. email address, phone number
  4. title of your talk if you intend to do so
  5. arrival and departure dates
  • you are expected to make hotel reservation yourself together with this registration
  • We hope we can send back a receipt notice of your email within a few days. If not, please remind us.

  • The simplest way is to arrive Haneda Airport (direct flights known to us at the moment are from Paris, London, and Los Angels) and then use JAL or ANA to Izumo or Yonago Airport.
  • The second simplest is to arrive Narita Airport (many flights from all over the world), take a limousine bus (65-85min) to Haneda Airport, and then use JAL or ANA to Izumo or Yonago Airport. You can also go to Haneda Airport by through trains (limited express bound for Haneda Airport, a special service using KeiseMainLine, Toei and Keikyu rail systems), it takes 104min.
  • It is also possible to arrive Kansai Airport, then take train to Matsue (in this case, you need to change at least two times, Shin-Osaka and Okayama). Maybe this is a fun for some expert travellers.

  • Click "Hotel" on the top

You will find the online reservation site for "Cold Antimatter and High Precision Physics (Pbar11) Plan (BB)", then reserve your room following your schedule and preference.

Last update : 12th Dec. 2011