PIRSA:11100056

Can Lorentz Symmetry be Emergent?

APA

Jacobson, T. (2011). Can Lorentz Symmetry be Emergent?. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/11100056

MLA

Jacobson, Ted. Can Lorentz Symmetry be Emergent?. Perimeter Institute, Oct. 27, 2011, https://pirsa.org/11100056

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_11100056,
            doi = {10.48660/11100056},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/11100056},
            author = {Jacobson, Ted},
            keywords = {},
            language = {en},
            title = {Can Lorentz Symmetry be Emergent?},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2011},
            month = {oct},
            note = {PIRSA:11100056 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Ted Jacobson University of Maryland

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.