Antimatter: On the trail of the glueballs

Published on November 5, 2013

Gluons are the smallest adhesive particles; they hold the quarks together inside atomic nuclei. To-date no-one has been able to view an object made only of gluons – a glueball. Concettina Sfienti and many other scientists want to achieve this for the first time using the PANDA detector in the FAIR accelerator system, which is currently being built. A very special ingredient shall lead them to the goal: antimatter.

Concettina Sfienti | GSI Darmstadt, Germany

Professor Concettina Sfienti is a hadron physicist and teaches experimental physics at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Born in Italy she joined the GSI in 2001. She is a member of the PANDA collaboration and together with other scientists has developed the detector, which will go into operation in the FAIR accelerator facility. She also conducts research at the Mainz Microtron (MAMI).

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Webpage of Concettina Sfienti

C. Sfienti et al., The frontiers of the virtual photons program at MAMI, EPJ Web of Conferences 37, 01015 (2012) DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/20123701015 © Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences (2012)

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