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I am a lecturer with the Accelerator Physics group of the University of Manchester School of Physics and Astronomy and the Cockcroft Institute. I currently work on plasma physics and accelerator topics associated with the study of fundamental properties of antimatter in the ALPHA experiment at CERN. I also conduct research on novel low energy sources for accelerators. 

Research interests

ALPHA Experiment at CERN:

Comparing matter and Antimatter through precision measurements with trapped antihydrogen.

The ALPHA experiment at CERN routinely synthesizes and traps antihydrogen atoms. With this unique source of pure antimatter systems, we are able to perform precise measurements of its proerties, from its spectral signature in various energies ranges to its behaviour in a gravitational field. This research is aimed at addressing the question of observed baryon asymmetry in the universe today: why is antimatter so much more rare than matter.

Antihydrogen research at CERN


Lecturer (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, 2011 - present)

Lecturer (Cockcroft Institute, 2011 - present)

Deputy Spokesperson, ALPHA Collaboration (2017 - present)

Technical Coordinator, ALPHA Collaboration (2011 - 2017)

Postdoctoral research on ALPHA experiment (Swansea University, 2007 - 2011)

PhD in experimental plasma physics (University of California, Berkeley, 2001 - 2007)

BA in physics (Cornell University, 1996 - 2000)



Other teaching information

Physics of Energy Sources: PHYS 10622


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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, Physics, University of California, Berkeley

1 Sept 20011 Jun 2007

Award Date: 30 Nov 2007

Bachelor of Arts, BA in Physics, Cornell University

1 Sept 19961 Jun 2000

Award Date: 31 May 2000

Areas of expertise

  • QC Physics
  • Plasma
  • antimatter
  • atomic
  • accelerator


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