Special Issue "Symmetry in Special and General Relativity"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 November 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: General Relativity; High-Energy Physics; Special Relativity
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
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Special relativity
- General relativity
- Spacetime symmetry
- Lorentz symmetry
- Lorentz violation
- Tests of relativity
- Standard-model extension
- Finsler geometry