LKB - Metrology of simple systems and fundamental tests


Gravitational behavior of atom at rest

The goal of GBAR is to test the Einstein Weak Equivalence Principle (WEP), which states that the trajectory of a test particle is independent of its composition and internal structure when it is only submitted to gravitational forces. This fundamental principle has never been directly tested with antimatter. GBAR will directly measure the free-fall acceleration, noted g, of neutral antihydrogen atoms in the terrestrial gravitational field.

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