Professor Dirk van der Werf

Professor Dirk van der Werf
Personal Chair
Physics
Telephone: (01792) 513053
Room: Office - 503
Fifth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Positron Phyics
  • Positronium Physics
  • Antimatter
  • Antihydrogen
  • Gravitational acceleration of Antimatter

Publications

  1. & Exciting positronium with a solid-state UV laser: the Doppler-broadened Lyman-αtransition. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 48(17), 175001
  2. et. al. An improved limit on the charge of antihydrogen from stochastic acceleration. Nature 529(7586), 373-376.
  3. & The role of antihydrogen formation in the radial transport of antiprotons in positron plasmas. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 49(13), 134004
  4. et. al. Observation of the 1S–2S transition in trapped antihydrogen. Nature 541(7638), 506-510.
  5. et. al. Antiproton cloud compression in the ALPHA apparatus at CERN. Hyperfine Interactions

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Teaching

  • PH-129 Laboratory Physics I

    Laboratory Physics I

Supervision

  • Nanosensor development for internal pH measurements within marine organisms. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Dunstan
  • Investigation of the cross section of proton and positronium for the production of H- (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • Experiments with excited state positronium. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Aled Isaac
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • ''Laser-ablated Beryllium Ions for Cold Antihydrogen in ALPHA'' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
    Other supervisor: Prof Niels Madsen