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Title: Testing General Relativity in Fermilab

Modern theories of the fundamental particles and the interactions among them have achieved a simple and coherent description of an unprecedented range of natural phenomena, but our new understanding rmore »aises intriguing new questions. Though there is a growing confidence in our ability to unify electroweak and strong interactions in a single gauge theory, gravity remains widely separated from the particle physics. In fact, road to a correct description of quantum gravity depends crucially on if experimental search methods end up with a negative or positive answer for the presence of higher-curvature space-time dimensions. Our theoretical study of general-relativistic gravitational force generated by a 1 Tev bunch of protons at Fermilab Tevatron accelerator demonstrates that the force has many similarities with the synchrotron radiation, and is in the range of sensitivity of modern low-frequency (torsion balance-type) detectors. Its measurement may open new fascinating opportunities for experimental study of the unification of gravity with other fundamental interactions presumably including the string theory.« less
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Title: Testing General Relativity in Fermilab
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Publication Date: 2008-05-28
OSTI Identifier: 1016786
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US1200980
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on May 28, 2008
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; ACCELERATORS ; DIMENSIONS ; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES ; FERMILAB TEVATRON ; PHYSICS ; PROTONS ; QUANTUM GRAVITY ; SENSITIVITY ; SPACE-TIME ; STRING THEORY ; STRONG INTERACTIONS ; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION ; TESTING ; TORSION
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:14:38
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27