Alan Kostelecky
Indiana University

IUCSS Workshop on

Gravitational Tests of Lorentz Invariance

August 9-10, 2014

Indiana University, Bloomington

An IUCSS Workshop on Gravitational Tests of Lorentz Invariance will be held in the Physics Department, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. on August 9-10, 2014.

The Workshop focus will be on the search for local Lorentz violation using gravitational experiments, in the context of realistic field-theoretic models and the gravitational SME. Experimentalists and theorists will review existing and forthcoming gravitational studies and discuss prospects and strategies for future searches. The Workshop format is expected to be short talks with time for discussion. A poster session will also be held.

Topics in gravitational searches for Lorentz violation that may be discussed include:

  • experiments on short-range gravity
  • interferometry with atoms and other particles
  • investigations of the equivalence principle
  • lunar and satellite laser ranging
  • measurements with free-fall and force-comparison gravimeters
  • observations in astrophysics/cosmology: pulsars, lensing, gravity waves, CMB
  • solar-system measurements
  • space-based missions
  • studies with antihydrogen and other exotic species
  • tests using gravitational Doppler shift and redshift
  • phenomenology of Lorentz violation in gravity

There is no registration fee for this Workshop, but online registration on or before July 15 is required. Due to space limitations the total attendance is likely to be capped, so early registration is advised to avoid disappointment.

The Workshop hotel is the Indiana Memorial Union. This is located on campus close to the Physics Department and offers convenient access to the meeting venue. Parking in the hotel lot is free to hotel guests. A block of rooms is reserved under the block code LVGR. Reservations can be made at (812) 856-6381 or (800) 209-8145. Partial support for local housing may be available upon request.