Lecture Notes in Physics

Special Relativity

Will it Survive the Next 101 Years?

Editors: Ehlers, Jürgen, Lämmerzahl, Claus (Eds.)

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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.

The book addresses, besides researchers in the field, everyone interested in the conceptual and empirical foundations of our knowledge about space, time and matter.

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"In the last decade and a half, many scientists have come to believe that special relativity, as Einstein formulated it, will need to be modified to accommodate a quantum theory of gravity. … the volume presents an excellent survey of current research on Lorentz symmetry. Most of the book should be accessible to graduate students and researchers who are interested in the field … . provide abundant references, which should be quite valuable in a field with as many counterintuitive features as Lorentz violation research." (Brett D Altschul, Classical and Quantum Gravity, Vol. 24, 2007)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Special Relativity
Book Subtitle
Will it Survive the Next 101 Years?
Editors
  • Jürgen Ehlers
  • Claus Lämmerzahl
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
702
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-34523-7
DOI
10.1007/b11758914
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-34522-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42113-6
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 533
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