Having confirmed in practice the existence of the Higgs boson, experts at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) proceeded to check the theory of the existence of antigravity. This was reported by the British media.
According to the theory, antimatter generates its own gravitational field, which, in contrast to the known gravitational forces of the Earth, does not attract but repel.
In order to confirm the existence of antigravity, the CERN research team led by Professor Jeffrey Hangst created a special electromagnetic cylinder, which is able to keep atoms of antihydrogen nearly stationary.
Depending on their movement in the cylinder, the theory of the existence of antigravity will be confirmed or refuted, say the CERN experts.
“If the antigravity theory receives empirical confirmation, a real revolution will happen in the world of science”, said the scientists. “This opens the possibility to use new forces in transportation, electronics, and advanced weapons.”
The famous Large Hadron Collider, with help of which the Higgs boson was discovered, is not involved in the current search for antigravity.
However, it is reported that the LHC is now preparing for a new series of experiments, during which the research team will attempt to detect “dark matter”.
Several theories of the structure of the universe argue that this kind of matter fills our entire universe and is crucial to the existence of the entire material world.
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