In Star Trek, antimatter is used to travel faster than light. Today, scientists are actually able to reconstruct the extreme conditions prevalent in the universe just a few micro-seconds after the Big Bang, enabling them to create antimatter particles in the lab. Prof. dr. Thomas Peitzmann (Subatomic Physics, UU) explains what antimatter is and how it can help us understand the universe.
About this series
Is it possible to travel through time and space? How does our brain store memories? Where did all the antimatter go after the Big Bang? And will we ever happily marry a robot? In this series we investigate some of the most mind-blowing questions in science.