Publish Date: 2006
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After a century of successes, physicists still feel the need to probe the limits of the validity of theories based on special relativity. Canonical approaches to quantum gravity, non-commutative geometry, string theory and unification scenarios predict tiny violations of Lorentz invariance at high energies. The present book, based on a recent seminar devoted to such frontier problems, contains reviews of the foundations of special relativity and the implications of Poincaré invariance as well as comprehensive accounts of experimental results and proposed tests.
Subject: Physics and Astronomy, Albert Einstein, Gravity, Lorentz invariance, Lorentz symmetry, Lorentz violation, Minkowski space, Minkowski spacetime, Special relativity, Time dilation, electrodynamics, experiment, quantum information, relativity, string theory, theory of relativity