What is antimatter?

Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.25pm

What is antimatter? Antimatter was one of the most exciting physics discoveries of the 20th century, and has since been picked up by fiction writers such as Dan Brown. But what exactly is it? Antimatter has fuelled many a supernatural tale, but it’s also fascinating all by itself. Many people think of it as an “out there” theoretical idea, unaware that it is actually being produced every day. What’s more, research on antimatter is actually helping us to understand how the universe works! To find out more we visited Donal Hill, particle physicist from the University of Oxford Department of Physics to ask: What is antimatter? Listen here to find out…