

Our basic premise is that minuscule apparent violations of Lorentz and CPT invariance might be observable in nature. The idea is that the violations would arise as suppressed effects from a more fundamental theory.
Our publications show that arbitrary Lorentz and CPT violations are quantitatively described by a theory called the StandardModel Extension (SME), which is a modification of Einstein's theory of gravity, General Relativity, and the Standard Model of particle physics.
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What is Lorentz and CPT symmetry?
What is the Standard Model and what is the StandardModel Extension?
How does CPT violation differ from violations of C, P, T, CP?
What could cause Lorentz and CPT violation?
What are the properties of the StandardModel Extension?
Which experiments can test these ideas and which provide the best tests?
Answering this question requires understanding what is meant by "Lorentz transformations" and the "CPT transformation."
Lorentz transformations come in two basic types, rotations and boosts.
The CPT transformation is formed by combining three transformations: charge conjugation (C), parity inversion (P), and time reversal (T).
A physical system is said to have "Lorentz symmetry" if the relevant laws of physics are unaffected by Lorentz transformations (rotations and boosts). Similarly, a system is said to have "CPT symmetry" if the physics is unaffected by the combined transformation CPT. These symmetries are the basis for Einstein's relativity.
Experiments show to exceptionally high precision that all the basic laws of nature seem to have both Lorentz and CPT symmetry. Experimental results are compiled in the paper Data Tables for Lorentz and CPT Violation.
Note: CPT is the only combination of C, P, T that is
presently observed to be an exact symmetry of nature.
What is the CPT theorem? [answer]
The CPT theorem is a very general theoretical result linking Lorentz and CPT symmetry. Roughly, it states that certain theories (local quantum field theories) with Lorentz symmetry must also have CPT symmetry. These theories include all the ones used to describe known particle physics (for example, electrodynamics or the Standard Model) and many proposed theories (for example, Grand Unified Theories).
The CPT theorem can be used to show that a particle and its antiparticle must have certain identical properties, including mass, lifetime, and size of charge and magnetic moment.
Many texts discuss the CPT theorem and its implications.
See, for example, R.G. Sachs,
The Physics of Time Reversal
(University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1987).
What are we doing and why? [answer]
The existence of highprecision experimental tests together with the general proof of the CPT theorem for Lorentzsymmetric theories implies that the observation of Lorentz or CPT violation would be a sensitive signal for unconventional physics. This means it's interesting to consider possible theoretical mechanisms through which Lorentz or CPT symmetry might be violated.
It is relatively easy to write down a phenomenological description of Lorentz or CPT violation, without attempting to create a consistent theory for the effects. However, without an underlying theory one cannot know whether the phenomenology could be relevant to nature or how plausible it really is.
In contrast, it is relatively difficult to find a theoretically compelling description of Lorentz or CPT violation because Lorentz and CPT symmetry is deeply ingrained into the structure of modern theories of nature. Most published suggestions for a theory of Lorentz or CPT violation either have physical features that seem unlikely to be realized in nature or involve radical revisions of conventional quantum field theory, or both.
In a series of publications dating from 1989 (see bibliography below), we have developed what appears to be a promising theoretical framework to describe Lorentz and CPT violation that is compatible both with experimental constraints and with established quantum field theory.
The theory suggests that apparent breaking of CPT and Lorentz symmetry
might be observable in existing or feasible experiments,
and it leads to a general phenomenology for
CPT and Lorentz violation
at the level of the Standard Model of particle physics and Einstein's theory of
gravity, General Relativity. Other standard theories such as Quantum
Electrodynamics are recovered as special cases.
What is the Standard Model and what is the StandardModel Extension? [answer]
All elementary particles and their nongravitational interactions are very successfully described by a theory called the Standard Model of particle physics. At the classical level, gravity is well described by Einstein's General Relativity. Both these theories have local Lorentz symmetry.
We have constructed a generalization of the usual Standard Model and General Relativity that has all the conventional desirable properties but that allows for violations of Lorentz and CPT symmetry. This theory is called the StandardModel Extension, or SME.
The StandardModel Extension provides a quantitative description of Lorentz and CPT violation, controlled by a set of coefficients whose values are to be determined or constrained by experiment.
A
type of converse to the CPT theorem has recently been proved under mild
assumptions: if CPT is violated, then Lorentz symmetry is too. This implies any
observable CPT
violation is described by the StandardModel Extension.
See O.W. Greenberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 231602 (2002),
archived preprint.
How does CPT violation differ from violations of C, P, T, CP? [answer]
Violations of all the symmetries C, P, T, CP are predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics and are observed in experiments. Only the combination CPT is required by the Standard Model to be a symmetry of nature. For example, processes are known in nature that violate C but not CPT.
The StandardModel Extension allows for violations of Lorentz and CPT symmetry that cannot occur in the usual Standard Model or Einstein's General Relativity.
We have shown, for instance,
that it allows for
CPT violation unaccompanied by C or P or CP violation,
causing effects such as a difference
between the spectra of hydrogen and antihydrogen.
Similarly, it allows for CPT violation
unaccompanied by P or T or PT violation,
producing effects such as modifications of the behavior of kaons and antikaons.
All these effects are forbidden in conventional theories obeying the CPT
theorem.
What could cause Lorentz and CPT violation? [answer]
A particularly interesting and conceivably physical source of Lorentz and CPT violation is spontaneous symmetry breaking. This common physical effect occurs when a symmetry of the dynamics is not respected by the solutions of the theory.
For example, the dynamical forces controlling the interactions between planets in Newtonian gravity have rotational symmetry, but the solution of the theory representing our solar system exhibits a definite orientation in space given by the plane of the solar system. Another example is the spontaneous breaking of the electroweak gauge symmetry in the Standard Model.
We have proposed that, even if the underlying theory of nature has Lorentz and CPT symmetry, the vacuum solution of the theory could spontaneously violate these symmetries. This is an attractive way of breaking Lorentz and CPT symmetry because the dynamics remains symmetric and so desirable features of the symmetry are preserved.
The usual Standard Model doesn't have the dynamics necessary to cause spontaneous Lorentz and CPT violation. However, spontaneous breaking could occur in more complicated theories. These may include ones based on extended objects like strings, some of which are known to have dynamics of the necessary type.
As in the usual Standard Model, spontaneous breaking of Lorentz and CPT symmetry is triggered by interactions destabilizing the empty vacuum. In the usual case, the vacuum fills with quantities that are symmetric under Lorentz and CPT transformations (but that violate other symmetries). Here, the vacuum fills instead with quantities that are oriented in the fourdimensional sense, breaking Lorentz invariance and (under some circumstances) CPT.
In this scenario, CPT breaking always implies Lorentz breaking, but not vice versa. The CPT theorem is bypassed because Lorentz symmetry is broken. The underlying theory would then produce the StandardModel Extension with Lorentz and CPT violation instead of the usual Standard Model.
A technical question sometimes asked is:
what happened to the NambuGoldstone bosons?
For a discrete symmetry like CPT,
Goldstone's theorem doesn't apply.
For global Lorentz symmetry,
it implies that spontaneous breaking must be accompanied
by massless bosons.
These modes might be identified with the photon.
If gravity is included then Lorentz symmetry becomes local.
In gauge theories the NambuGoldstone bosons could
be absorbed to generate masses for the gauge bosons
according to the Higgs mechanism,
but we have shown the analogue of this effect doesn't occur for gravity.
Instead,
in some gravitational theories
the massless bosons might again be identified with the photon,
while in others (with propagating spin connection)
the massless bosons can be absorbed to generate mass terms
in analogy with the usual Higgs mechanism.
What are the properties of the StandardModel Extension? [answer]
The quick answer is that the StandardModel Extension has all the properties of the usual Standard Model and General Relativity except that Lorentz and CPT symmetry can be violated.
In the StandardModel Extension, even one type of Lorentz symmetry remains valid: the theory transforms normally under rotations or boosts of the observer's inertial frame (observer Lorentz transformations). The apparent Lorentz violations appear only when the particle fields are rotated or boosted (particle Lorentz transformations) relative to the vacuum tensor expectation values.
More technically: the full StandardModel Extension contains all possible coordinateinvariant operators formed by combining StandardModel and gravitational fields with couplings having Lorentz indices. For most situations at energies well below the scale of the underlying theory, it suffices to study the subset of the full StandardModel Extension for which the gauge structure and the powercounting renormalizability of the usual Standard Model are unchanged and for which energy and momentum are conserved. The usual quantization methods then apply.
Here is a table listing some of the usual and unusual properties
of the StandardModel Extension in this limit.
USUAL  UNUSUAL 
SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1)
gauge structure 
. 
Powercounting renormalizability  . 
Energy and momentum conservation  . 
SU(2) x U(1) breaking  . 
Quantization  . 
Microcausality  . 
Spinstatistics  . 
Observer Lorentz covariance  Particle Lorentz violation 
.  CPT violation 
As an analogy,
consider a conventional particle moving inside a crystal.
This is similar to a particle
moving in a vacuum with spontaneous Lorentz violation.
In a crystal,
the particle's behavior typically appears to break
both rotations and boost symmetry.
However,
instead of leading to fundamental problems,
the lack of Lorentz symmetry
merely results from the presence of the background crystal fields.
Which experiments can test these ideas and which provide the best tests? [answer]
The StandardModel Extension provides a quantitative theoretical framework within which various experimental tests of CPT and Lorentz symmetry can be studied and compared. Potentially observable signals can be deduced in some cases.
Without an explicit fundamental theory, it's very difficult to make any estimates of the size of possible effects. Highprecision tests have found no compelling evidence for the violation of Lorentz or CPT symmetry as yet, so any effects must be minuscule.
A very crude estimate of the suppression of possible effects might be made by comparing presently attainable energy scales to the natural scale of an underlying theory including gravity, which involves 1723 orders of magnitude. Additional suppressions from dimensionless couplings could also appear. Although most experimental tests of CPT and Lorentz symmetry would lack the necessary sensitivity to such signals, a few special ones can already place useful constraints on some of the unconventional terms in the StandardModel Extension.
In the context of the StandardModel Extension, one cannot identify a single best test for Lorentz or CPT symmetry because the theory contains different kinds of coefficients to which only certain experiments may be sensitive. For example, the bounds on CPT violation from the measurement of the fractional mass difference between a kaon and an antikaon and those from comparisons of hydrogen and antihydrogen are sensitive to completely different coefficients in the StandardModel Extension.
We have performed theoretical studies of several kinds of experiments to date, including:
See the
bibliography
for details of our theoretical analyses.
Animations
of some of the predicted effects are available.
A compilation of experimental results can be found in the Data Tables for Lorentz and CPT Violation, paper 56 in the bibliography. This work has been updated annually.
Some published experimental measurements of coefficients for Lorentz and CPT violation in the StandardModel Extension are described in the following references.
CPT proceedings [show]
CPT and Lorentz Symmetry VII,
Alan Kostelecky, ed.
(World Scientific, Singapore, 2017).
CPT and Lorentz Symmetry VI,
Alan Kostelecky, ed.
(World Scientific, Singapore, 2014).
ebook at IU library
CPT and Lorentz Symmetry V,
Alan Kostelecky, ed.
(World Scientific, Singapore, 2011).
ebook at IU library
CPT and Lorentz Symmetry IV,
Alan Kostelecky, ed.
(World Scientific, Singapore, 2008).
ebook at IU library
CPT and Lorentz Symmetry III,
Alan Kostelecky, ed.
(World Scientific, Singapore, 2005).
ebook at IU library
CPT and Lorentz Symmetry II,
Alan Kostelecky, ed.
(World Scientific, Singapore, 2002).
ebook at IU library
CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, Alan Kostelecky, ed. (World Scientific, Singapore, 1999).
Papers on Lorentz and CPT violation [show]
93. RiemannFinsler Geometry and LorentzViolating Scalar Fields,
Benjamin Edwards and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Lett. B 786, 319 (2018).
Archived preprint
92. Combined Search for a LorentzViolating Force in ShortRange Gravity
Varying as the Inverse Sixth Power of Distance,
ChengGang Shao et al.,
submitted for publication.
91. Lorentz and CPT Tests with ClockComparison Experiments,
Alan Kostelecky and Arnaldo Vargas,
Phys. Rev. D 98, 036003 (2018).
Archived preprint
90. Lorentz and Diffeomorphism Violations in Linearized Gravity,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Lett. B 779, 136 (2018).
Archived preprint
89. Constraining Anisotropic Lorentz Violation
via the SpectralLag Transition of GRB 160625B,
JunJie Wei, XueFeng Wu, BinBin Zhang, Lang Shao,
Peter Meszaros, and Alan Kostelecky,
Ap. J. 842, 115 (2017).
Archived preprint
88. Constraints on Nonmetricity from Bounds on Lorentz Violation,
Joshua Foster, Alan Kostelecky, and Rui Xu,
Phys. Rev. D 95, 084033 (2017).
Archived preprint
87. Testing Local Lorentz Invariance with ShortRange Gravity,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Lett. B 766, 137 (2017).
Archived preprint
86. Lorentz Violation and Deep Inelastic Scattering,
Alan Kostelecky, Enrico Lunghi, and Alexandre Vieira,
Phys. Lett. B 769, 272 (2017).
Archived preprint
85. LorentzViolating Spinor Electrodynamics
and Penning Traps,
Yunhua Ding and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 94, 056008 (2016).
Archived preprint
84. Searching for PhotonSector Lorentz Violation
using GravitationalWave Detectors,
Alan Kostelecky, Adrian Melissinos, and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Lett. B 761, 1 (2016).
Archived preprint
83. Combined Search for Lorentz Violation in ShortRange Gravity,
ChengGang Shao et al.,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 071102 (2016).
Archived preprint
82. Testing Local Lorentz Invariance with Gravitational Waves,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Lett. B 757, 510 (2016).
Archived preprint
81. Lorentz and CPT Violation in TopQuark Production and Decay,
Micheal Berger, Alan Kostelecky, and Zhi Liu,
Phys. Rev. D 93, 036005 (2016).
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80. Constraints on Lorentz Violation from Gravitational Cherenkov Radiation,
Alan Kostelecky and Jay Tasson,
Phys. Lett. B 749, 551 (2015).
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79. Lorentz and CPT Tests in Hydrogen, Antihydrogen, and Related Systems,
Alan Kostelecky and Arnaldo Vargas,
Phys. Rev. D 92, 056002 (2015).
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78. Search for Lorentz Violation in ShortRange Gravity,
Josh Long and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 91, 092003 (2015).
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77. ShortRange Gravity and Lorentz Violation,
Quentin Bailey, Alan Kostelecky, and Rui Xu,
Phys. Rev. D 91, 022006 (2015).
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76. Laboratory Tests of Lorentz and CPT Symmetry with Muons,
Andre Gomes, Alan Kostelecky, and Arnaldo Vargas,
Phys. Rev. D 90, 076009 (2014).
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75. Testing Relativity with HighEnergy Astrophysical Neutrinos,
Jorge Diaz, Alan Kostelecky, and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. D 89, 043005 (2014).
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74. Fermions with LorentzViolating Operators of Arbitrary Dimension,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. D 88, 096006 (2013).
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73. Relativity Violations and Beta Decay,
Jorge Diaz, Alan Kostelecky, and Ralf Lehnert,
Phys. Rev. D 88, 071902(R) (2013).
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72. Constraints on Relativity Violations from GammaRay Bursts,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 201601 (2013).
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71. Bipartite RiemannFinsler Geometry and Lorentz Violation,
Alan Kostelecky, Neil Russell, and Rhondale Tso,
Phys. Lett. B 716, 470 (2012).
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70. Search for Violation of Lorentz Invariance in TopQuark Pair Production and Decay,
D0 Collaboration, V.M. Abazov et al.,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 261603 (2012).
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69. Neutrinos with LorentzViolating Operators of Arbitrary Dimension,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. D 85, 096005 (2012).
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68. Lorentz and CPTViolating Models for Neutrino Oscillations,
Jorge Diaz and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 85, 016013 (2012).
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67. RiemannFinsler Geometry and LorentzViolating Kinematics,
Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Lett. B 701, 137 (2011).
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66. Threeparameter LorentzViolating Texture for Neutrino Mixing,
Jorge Diaz and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Lett. B 700, 25 (2011).
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65. Classical Kinematics for Lorentz Violation,
Alan Kostelecky and Neil Russell,
Phys. Lett. B 693, 443 (2010).
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64. CPT Violation and BMeson Oscillations,
Alan Kostelecky and Rick Van Kooten,
Phys. Rev. D 82, 101702(R) (2010).
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63. MatterGravity Couplings and Lorentz Violation,
Alan Kostelecky and Jay Tasson,
Phys. Rev. D 83, 016013 (2011).
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62. Lorentz Violation with an Antisymmetric Tensor,
Brett Altschul, Quentin Bailey, and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 81, 065028 (2010).
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61. Perturbative Lorentz and CPT Violation for Neutrino and Antineutrino Oscillations,
Jorge Diaz, Alan Kostelecky, and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. D 80, 076007 (2009).
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60. Electrodynamics with LorentzViolating Operators of Arbitrary Dimension,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. D 80, 015020 (2009).
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59. Gravity from Spontaneous Lorentz Violation,
Alan Kostelecky and Robertus Potting,
Phys. Rev. D 79, 065018 (2009).
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58. Prospects for Large Relativity Violations in MatterGravity Couplings,
Alan Kostelecky and Jay Tasson,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 010402 (2009).
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57. Astrophysical Tests of Lorentz and CPT Violation with Photons,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Ap. J. 689, L1 (2008).
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56. Data Tables for Lorentz and CPT Violation,
Alan Kostelecky and Neil Russell,
Rev. Mod. Phys. 83, 11 (2011).
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55. Constraints on Torsion from Bounds on Lorentz Violation,
Alan Kostelecky, Neil Russell, and Jay Tasson,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 111102 (2008).
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54. Spontaneous Lorentz and Diffeomorphism Violation, Massive Modes, and Gravity,
Robert Bluhm, ShuHong Fung, and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 77, 065020 (2008).
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53. LorentzViolating Electrodynamics and the Cosmic Microwave Background,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 011601 (2007).
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52. Sensitive Polarimetric Search for Relativity Violations in GammaRay Bursts,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 140401 (2006).
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51. Global ThreeParameter Model for Neutrino Oscillations using Lorentz Violation,
Teppei Katori, Alan Kostelecky, and Rex Tayloe,
Phys. Rev. D 74, 105009 (2006).
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50. Signals for Lorentz Violation in PostNewtonian Gravity,
Quentin Bailey and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 74, 045001 (2006).
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49. Gravity from Local Lorentz Violation,
Alan Kostelecky and Robertus Potting,
Gen. Rel. Grav. 37, 1675 (2005).
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48. Spontaneous Lorentz Violation and Nonpolynomial Interactions,
Brett Altschul and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Lett. B 628, 106 (2005).
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47. Spontaneous Lorentz Violation, NambuGoldstone Modes, and Gravity,
Robert Bluhm and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 71, 065008 (2005).
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46. LorentzViolating Electrostatics and Magnetostatics,
Quentin Bailey and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 70, 076006 (2004).
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45. Lorentz Violation and ShortBaseline Neutrino Experiments,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. D 70, 076002 (2004).
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44. Gravity, Lorentz Violation, and the Standard Model,
Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 69, 105009 (2004).
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43. Bound on Lorentz and CPTViolating Boost Effects for the Neutron,
F. Cane, D. Bear, D. Phillips, M. Rosen, C. Smallwood, R. Stoner, R. Walsworth,
and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 230801 (2004).
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42. Lorentz and CPT Violation in Neutrinos,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. D 69, 016005 (2004).
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41. Lorentz and CPT Violation in the Neutrino Sector,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. D 70, 031902(R) (2004).
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40. Probing Lorentz and CPT Violation with SpaceBased Experiments,
Robert Bluhm, Alan Kostelecky, Charles Lane, and Neil Russell,
Phys. Rev. D 68, 125008 (2003).
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39. Vacuum Photon Splitting in LorentzViolating Quantum Electrodynamics,
Alan Kostelecky and Austin Pickering,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 031801 (2003).
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38. Spacetime Varying Couplings and Lorentz Violation,
Alan Kostelecky, Ralf Lehnert, and Malcolm Perry,
Phys. Rev. D 68, 123511 (2003).
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37. Signals for Lorentz Violation in Electrodynamics,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. D 66, 056005 (2002).
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36. Supersymmetry and Lorentz Violation,
Micheal Berger and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 65, 091701(R) (2002).
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35. OneLoop Renormalization of LorentzViolating Electrodynamics,
Alan Kostelecky, Charles Lane, and Austin Pickering,
Phys. Rev. D 65, 056006 (2002).
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34. ClockComparison Tests of Lorentz and CPT Symmetry in Space,
Robert Bluhm, Alan Kostelecky, Charles Lane, and Neil Russell,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 090801 (2002).
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33. Cosmological Constraints on Lorentz Violation in Electrodynamics,
Alan Kostelecky and Matthew Mewes,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 251304 (2001).
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32. Background Enhancement of CPT Reach at an Asymmetric Phi Factory,
Nathan Isgur, Alan Kostelecky, and Adam Szczepaniak,
Phys. Lett. B 515, 333 (2001).
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31. Noncommutative Field Theory and Lorentz Violation,
Sean Carroll, Jeffrey Harvey, Alan Kostelecky, Charles Lane, and Takemi Okamoto,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 141601 (2001).
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30. Cross Sections and Lorentz Violation,
Don Colladay and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Lett. B 511, 209 (2001).
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29. CPT, T, and Lorentz Violation in NeutralMeson Oscillations,
Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 64, 076001 (2001).
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28. Analogue Models for T and CPT Violation in NeutralMeson Oscillations,
Alan Kostelecky and Agnes Roberts,
Phys. Rev. D 63, 096002 (2001).
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27. Stability, Causality, and Lorentz and CPT Violation,
Alan Kostelecky and Ralf Lehnert,
Phys. Rev. D 63, 065008 (2001).
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26. Analytical Construction of a Nonperturbative Vacuum for the Open Bosonic String,
Alan Kostelecky and Robertus Potting,
Phys. Rev. D 63, 046007 (2001).
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25. Limit on Lorentz and CPT Violation of the Neutron
using a TwoSpecies NobleGas Maser,
David Bear, Richard Stoner, Ronald Walsworth,
Alan Kostelecky, and Charles Lane,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 5038 (2000).
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24. OffShell Structure of the String Sigma Model,
Alan Kostelecky, Malcolm Perry, and Robertus Potting,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4541 (2000).
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23. Lorentz and CPT Tests with SpinPolarized Solids,
Robert Bluhm and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1381 (2000).
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22. CPT and Lorentz Tests with Muons,
Robert Bluhm, Alan Kostelecky, and Charles Lane,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1098 (2000).
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21. Signals for CPT and Lorentz Violation in NeutralMeson Oscillations,
Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 61, 016002 (2000).
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20. Constraints on Lorentz Violation from ClockComparison Experiments,
Alan Kostelecky and Charles Lane,
Phys. Rev. D 60, 116010 (1999).
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19. Nonrelativistic Quantum Hamiltonian for Lorentz Violation,
Alan Kostelecky and Charles Lane,
J. Math. Phys. 40, 6245 (1999).
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18. Radiatively Induced Lorentz and CPT Violation in Electrodynamics,
Roman Jackiw and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3572 (1999).
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17. CPT and Lorentz Tests in Hydrogen and Antihydrogen,
Robert Bluhm, Alan Kostelecky, and Neil Russell,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2254 (1999).
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16. LorentzViolating Extension of the Standard Model,
Don Colladay and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 58, 116002 (1998).
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15. CPT and Lorentz Tests in Penning Traps,
Robert Bluhm, Alan Kostelecky, and Neil Russell,
Phys. Rev. D 57, 3932 (1998).
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14. Sensitivity of CPT Tests with Neutral Mesons,
Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 1818 (1998).
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13. Testing CPT with Anomalous Magnetic Moments,
Robert Bluhm, Alan Kostelecky, and Neil Russell,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1432 (1997).
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12. CPT Violation and the Standard Model,
Don Colladay and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 55, 6760 (1997).
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11. CPT Violation and Baryogenesis,
Orfeu Bertolami, Don Colladay, Alan Kostelecky,
and Robertus Potting,
Phys. Lett. B 395, 178 (1997).
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10. Bounding CPT Violation in the NeutralB System,
Alan Kostelecky and Rick Van Kooten,
Phys. Rev. D 54, 5585 (1996).
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9. Expectation Values, Lorentz Invariance, and CPT in the Open Bosonic
String,
Alan Kostelecky and Robertus Potting,
Phys. Lett. B 381, 89 (1996).
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8. Testing CPT Invariance with the NeutralD System,
Don Colladay and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Rev. D 52, 6224 (1995).
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7. Tests of Direct and Indirect CPT Violation at a B Factory,
Don Colladay and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Lett. B 344, 259 (1995).
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6. CPT, Strings, and Meson Factories,
Alan Kostelecky and Robertus Potting,
Phys. Rev. D 51, 3923 (1995).
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5. Photon and Graviton Masses in String Theories,
Alan Kostelecky and Stuart Samuel,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1811 (1991).
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4. CPT and Strings,
Alan Kostelecky and Robertus Potting,
Nucl. Phys. B 359, 545 (1991).
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3. Phenomenological Gravitational Constraints on Strings and
HigherDimensional Theories,
Alan Kostelecky and Stuart Samuel,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 224 (1989).
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2. Gravitational Phenomenology in HigherDimensional Theories
and Strings,
Alan Kostelecky and Stuart Samuel,
Phys. Rev. D 40, 1886 (1989).
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1. Spontaneous Breaking of Lorentz Symmetry in String Theory,
Alan Kostelecky and Stuart Samuel,
Phys. Rev. D 39, 683 (1989).
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Papers on tachyonic neutrinos [show]
4. Nuclear Null Tests for Spacelike Neutrinos,
Alan Chodos and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Lett. B 336, 295 (1994).
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3. Mass Bounds for Spacelike Neutrinos,
Alan Kostelecky,
Topics in Quantum Gravity and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Louis Witten,
F. Mansouri and J.J. Scanio, eds., World Scientific, Singapore, 1993, p. 369376.
Preprint
2. Null Experiments for Neutrino Masses,
Alan Chodos, Alan Kostelecky, Robertus Potting, and Evalyn Gates
Mod. Phys. Lett. A 7, 467 (1992).
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1. The Neutrino as a Tachyon,
Alan Chodos, Avi Hauser, and Alan Kostelecky,
Phys. Lett. B 150, 431 (1985).
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