CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2006
 23 March 2006

23 March 2006

Speaker: Alan Kostelecky (Indiana University)

Title: Testing Relativity

Abstract: Einstein's relativity is a cornerstone of our best existing description of nature at the deepest level. However, minuscule deviations from the laws of relativity could arise in an underlying theory that unifies gravity with quantum physics. Observable signals from these relativity violations are governed by a theory called the Standard-Model Extension. The SME predicts numerous exotic effects now being sought with instruments of exceptional sensitivity. This talk will present key ideas about relativity violations and a summary of experimental searches.

Video of the Presentation: the video of this talk is not available.


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