Professor Dirk van der Werf

Professor Dirk van der Werf
Personal Chair
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


  1. et. al. Enhanced Control and Reproducibility of Non-Neutral Plasmas. Physical Review Letters 120(2)
  2. & Excitation of positronium: from the ground state to Rydberg levels. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 51(3), 035006
  3. et. al. Characterization of the 1S–2S transition in antihydrogen. Nature 557(7703), 71-75.
  4. et. al. Observation of the 1S–2P Lyman-α transition in antihydrogen. Nature 561(7722), 211-215.
  5. et. al. Limit on the electric charge of antihydrogen. Hyperfine Interactions 238(1)

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  • '''Nanosensor development for internal pH measurements within marine organisms.''' (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Dunstan
  • ''Laser-ablated Beryllium Ions for Cold Antihydrogen in ALPHA'' (awarded 2017)

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