Antimatter documentary credits AVA’s ‘Nature (anti)matters’ video

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A three-part documentary series covering technical innovations and Scientific advancements in China has been published. The documentary called ‘Smart China: Frontier of Science’ explores cutting-edge scientific research institutions and enterprises in China. The first two episodes focus on a changing earth and exploring the solar system. The thirds episode titled ‘Unravelling the Universe’ looks at antimatter experiments. This is also one of the R&D areas of project AVA (Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics) where antimatter research boldly goes towards physics’ final frontier.

This third and final episode focuses on China based research into the fundamentals of the universe which also covers the matter antimatter asymmetry in the universe. The documentary draws attention to this: “Everything we know about physics says that the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter (e.g. protons and electrons we’re all made of) and mirror image particles called antimatter. However, if matter and antimatter meet they annihilate each other very quickly so that after the start of the universe nothing should exist. Instead, everything we can see, touch and smell is made from matter. No one knows why.” The episode shows what these scientists are doing to examine the differences between matter and antimatter.

This documentary credits the research done within AVA by showcasing part of the of the project’s very own video: AVA – Nature (anti)matters, produced by the AVA Fellows in collaboration with AVA Partner Carbon Digital as part of their media training.

The documentary has been broadcasted in China via an online platform. All episodes, which will also be broadcasted on Discovery Channel in the near future, can be watched online.  The direct link to episode 3, in which AVA is credited, can be found here. The website is all in Chinese, but the finished programme is English spoken.