26-30 November 2018
Europe/Vienna timezone

Bounding CPT and Lorentz symmetry violations through ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

26 Nov 2018, 17:15


Austrian Academy of Sciences, Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Non-Invited Talk [1] T, C, P, CP and CPT symmetries Multimessenger probes of the universe


Robertus Potting (Universidade do Algarve)


In this talk, we review recent work on CPT and Lorentz violation in the context of the Standard-Model Extension. In particular, we show that, when CPT and Lorentz violation is present in the kinetic terms of any particle in the gauge boson or the lepton sector, this will generally lead to proton decay at sufficiently high energy. Using observational data from ultra-high energy cosmic rays, this has allowed to derive new bounds on the corresponding CPT and Lorentz-violation parameters.

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Robertus Potting (Universidade do Algarve)

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