Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO

"Tests of Lorentz violation: a 2013 update"

Stefano Liberati
Scuola Internazionale Superiore Studi Avanzati (Trieste, Italie)

Quantum gravity approaches have suffered for many years a chronic lack of observational tests. The "book of nature" seemed locked to our eyes by the seemingly unnatural size of the Planck scale. The last decade has however witnessed a series of striking successes in casting some constraints on possible QG induced effects, in particular those related to the possible breakdown of Lorentz invariance at high energies. In this talk I will review the state of affairs in this matter with a particular focus on Lorentz breaking tests based on high energy astrophysics and cosmic rays. I shall then discuss future perspectives not only with respect to Lorentz violation tests but also with regards of other possible searches in quantum gravity phenomenology.

lundi 16 décembre 2013 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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