Lorentz symmetry is one of the cornerstones of contemporary physics. However, recent years have witnessed an accumulation of theoretical ideas that reduce the role of Lorentz invariance from a fundamental symmetry down to an emergent phenomenon. Motivations range from the desire to establish a consistent framework for experimental tests of the Lorentz symmetry, through models of modified gravity that could explain recent cosmological observations, to new approaches to quantization of gravity.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together the leading researchers in the field in order to stimulate a comprehensive discussion of the open questions (theoretical as well as phenomenological) related to the hypothesis of emergent Lorentz invariance. Topics to be covered at the meeting include:
We expect to have four 1-hour talks per day with the rest of the day left for discussion.
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