Special Issue "Symmetry in Special and General Relativity"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jay Tasson

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carleton College, USA
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Interests: General Relativity; High-Energy Physics; Special Relativity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry has played a critical role in the development of special and general relativity, and it plays an ongoing role in testing these theories. Lorentz symmetry in particular lies at the foundation of our current best theories of physics. Searches for evidence of broken Lorentz symmetry, along with the associated CPT symmetry and other spacetime symmetries, have become a popular approach to seeking new physics. One particularly exciting motivation is the hope of detecting new physics originating at the notoriously difficult to access Planck scale. The search for such symmetry violations is broad, spanning most areas of contemporary physics.

In this Special Issue of Symmetry, we explore ideas of symmetry in the foundations and teaching of relativity, as well as in modern efforts to test the symmetries of special and general relativity.

Dr. Jay Tasson
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Special relativity
  • General relativity
  • Spacetime symmetry
  • Lorentz symmetry
  • Lorentz violation
  • Tests of relativity
  • CPT
  • Standard-model extension
  • Finsler geometry

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Spacetime Symmetries and Classical Mechanics
Symmetry 2019, 11(1), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11010022
Received: 8 December 2018 / Revised: 21 December 2018 / Accepted: 24 December 2018 / Published: 28 December 2018
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Physics students are rarely exposed to the style of thinking that goes into theoretical developments in physics until late in their education. In this work, we present an alternative to the traditional statement of Newton’s second law that makes theory questions accessible to [...] Read more.
Physics students are rarely exposed to the style of thinking that goes into theoretical developments in physics until late in their education. In this work, we present an alternative to the traditional statement of Newton’s second law that makes theory questions accessible to students early in their undergraduate studies. Rather than a contrived example, the model considered here arises from a popular framework for testing Lorentz symmetry used extensively in contemporary experiments. Hence, this work also provides an accessible introduction to some key ideas in ongoing tests of fundamental symmetries in physics. Full article
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Symmetric Criticality and Magnetic Monopoles in General Relativity
Symmetry 2019, 11(7), 845; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11070845
Received: 6 June 2019 / Revised: 22 June 2019 / Accepted: 26 June 2019 / Published: 1 July 2019
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The Weyl method for finding solutions in general relativity using symmetry by varying an action with respect to a reduced set of field variables is known to fail in some cases. We add to the list of failures by considering an application of [...] Read more.
The Weyl method for finding solutions in general relativity using symmetry by varying an action with respect to a reduced set of field variables is known to fail in some cases. We add to the list of failures by considering an application of the Weyl method to a magnetically charged spherically symmetric source, obtaining an incorrect geometry. This is surprising, because the same method, applied to electrically charged central bodies correctly produces the Reissner-Nordström spacetime. Full article
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