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Progress on testing Lorentz symmetry with MICROSCOPE


The Weak Equivalence Principle (WEP) and the local Lorentz invariance (LLI) are two major assumptions of General Relativity (GR). The MICROSCOPE mission, currently operating, will perform a test of the WEP with a precision of 10−15. The data will also be analysed at SYRTE for the purposes of a LLI test realised in collaboration with J. Tasson (Carleton College, Minnesota) and Q. Bailey (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona). This study will be performed in a general framework, called the Standard Model Extension (SME), describing Lorentz violations that could appear at Planck scale (1019 GeV). The SME allows us to derive a Lorentz violating observable designed for the MICROSCOPE experiment and to search for possible deviations from LLI in the differential acceleration of the test masses.
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obspm-03836331 , version 1 (02-11-2022)


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Hélène Pihan-Le Bars, Christine Guerlin, Peter Wolf. Progress on testing Lorentz symmetry with MICROSCOPE. 2017. ⟨obspm-03836331⟩
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