TY - CHAP

T1 - On CPT symmetry: Cosmological, quantum-gravitational and other possible violations and their phenomenology

AU - KlapdorKeingrothaus, H V

PY - 2003

Y1 - 2003

N2 - I discuss various ways in which CPT symmetry may be violated, and their phenomenology in current or immediate future experimental facilities, both terrestrial and astrophysical. Specifically, I discuss first violations of CPT symmetry due to the impossibility of defining a scattering matrix as a consequence of the existence of microscopic or macroscopic space-time boundaries, such as Planck-scale Black-Hole (event) horizons, or cosmological horizons due to the presence of a (positive) cosmological constant in the Universe. Second, I discuss CPT violation due to breaking of Lorentz symmetry, which may characterize certain approaches to quantum gravity, and third, I describe models of CPT non invariance due to violations of locality of interactions. In each of the above categories I discuss experimental sensitivities. I argue that the majority of Lorentz-violating cases of CPT breaking, with minimal (linear) suppression by the Planck-mass scale, are already excluded by current experimental tests. There are however some (stringy) models which can evade these constraints.

AB - I discuss various ways in which CPT symmetry may be violated, and their phenomenology in current or immediate future experimental facilities, both terrestrial and astrophysical. Specifically, I discuss first violations of CPT symmetry due to the impossibility of defining a scattering matrix as a consequence of the existence of microscopic or macroscopic space-time boundaries, such as Planck-scale Black-Hole (event) horizons, or cosmological horizons due to the presence of a (positive) cosmological constant in the Universe. Second, I discuss CPT violation due to breaking of Lorentz symmetry, which may characterize certain approaches to quantum gravity, and third, I describe models of CPT non invariance due to violations of locality of interactions. In each of the above categories I discuss experimental sensitivities. I argue that the majority of Lorentz-violating cases of CPT breaking, with minimal (linear) suppression by the Planck-mass scale, are already excluded by current experimental tests. There are however some (stringy) models which can evade these constraints.

M3 - Conference paper

SN - 3-540-21843-2

T3 - SPRINGER PROCEEDINGS IN PHYSICS

SP - 43

EP - 72

BT - SPRINGER PROC PHYS

PB - Springer

CY - BERLIN

T2 - 4th International Conference on Particle Physics Beyond the Standart Model

Y2 - 1 January 2003

ER -