Lorentz invariance on trial

Maxim Pospelov, Michael Romalis

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The various aspects of the Lorentz Invariance transformations are discussed. Special relativity postulates that all the laws of physics are invariant under Lorentz transformations. General relativity includes the invariance through Einstein's equivalence principle, which implies that any experiment conducted in a small, freely falling laboratory is invariant under Lorentz transformations. It is assumed that low-energy physics can be described by the Lorentz-invariant dynamics of the standard model plus a number of possible background fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationPhysics Today
StatePublished - Jul 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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