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PIRSA:11100056  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Can Lorentz Symmetry be Emergent?
Speaker(s): Ted Jacobson
Abstract: I will begin by discussing some of the strongest observational evidence for Lorentz symmetry, and the essential role that Lorentz symmetry appears to play in the consistency of black hole thermodynamics. Next I will discuss some reasons for suspecting that Lorentz symmetry may nevertheless be emergent. And finally I will discuss difficulties with the concept of emergent Lorentz symmetry, and how such difficulties might conceivably be overcome.
Date: 27/10/2011 - 3:30 pm
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