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Title: Testing General Relativity in Fermilab

Abstract

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 raises 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.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
987414
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on May 28, 2008
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; PARTICLES; GENERAL RELATIVITY; STRING THEORY

Citation Formats

Kopeikin, Sergei. Testing General Relativity in Fermilab. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Kopeikin, Sergei. Testing General Relativity in Fermilab. United States.
Kopeikin, Sergei. Wed . "Testing General Relativity in Fermilab". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987414.
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