Special Issue "Lorentz Symmetry and General Relativity"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 117

Special Issue Editor

School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: general relativity; experimental gravitational physics; lorentz symmetry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lorentz symmetry is at the heart of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, and it states that the outcome of any local experiment is independent of the velocity and rotation of the laboratory in which the experiment was performed. Motivated by ideas about quantum gravity, unification theories, some models of dark matter and dark energy and others, it has been conjectured that Lorentz Symmetry may be violated in the Planck scale and that many high-precision experiments have a potential sensitivity to Planck-suppressed effects.

Significant theoretical and experimental efforts have been made in testing Lorentz Symmetry since the time of Einstein. Theoretical aspects of this work include standard-model extension, modified theories of gravity and the Robertson–Mansouri–Sexl framework, and experimental aspects cover gravitational waves detections, atomic gravity, Lunar Laser Ranging, lock-comparison experiments, short-range gravity experiments, planetary ephemerides, binary pulsars, Very Long Baseline Interferometry and high energy cosmic rays, among others.

This Special Issue of Symmetry, entitled “Lorentz Symmetry and General Relativity”, provides a platform for the publication of recent research and review articles in both theoretical and experimental areas. We kindly invite all colleagues working in this area to contribute to this Special Issue.

Please note that all submissions should be in the full scope of Symmetry.

Prof. Dr. Chenggang Shao
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • lorentz symmetry
  • standard-model extension
  • modified theories of gravity
  • physics beyond general relativity
  • Einstein’s equivalence principle
  • experimental tests of gravitational theories

Published Papers

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