(English) Search for light-speed anisotropies using Compton scattering of high-energy electrons

Based on the high sensitivity of Compton scattering off ultra relativistic electrons, the possibility of anisotropies in the speed of light is investigated. The result discussed in this contribution is based on the γ-ray beam of the ESRF’s GRAAL facility (Grenoble, France) and the search for sidereal variations in the energy of the Compton-edge photons. The absence of oscillations yields the two-sided limit of 1.6 × 10-14 at 95% confidence level on a combination of photon and electron coefficients of the minimal Standard-Model Extension (mSME). This new constraint provides an improvement over previous bounds by one order of magnitude.


J. P. Bocquet, V. Bellini, M. Beretta, L. Casano, A. D’Angelo, R. Di Salvo, A. Fantini, D. Franco, G. Gervino, F. Ghio, G. Giardina, B. Girolami, A. Giusa, V. G. Gurzadyan, A. Kashin, S. Knyazyan, A. Lapik, R. Lehnert, P. Levi Sandri, A. Lleres, F. Mammoliti, G. Mandaglio, M. Manganaro, A. Margarian, S. Mehrabyan, R. Messi, D. Moricciani, V. Nedorezov, C. Perrin, C. Randieri, D. Rebreyend, N. Rudnev, G. Russo, C. Schaerf, M. L. Sperduto, M. C. Sutera, A. Turinge, V. Vegna (2010)

Proceedings of the Fifth Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, Indiana University of Bloomington (USA), 28 June-2 July 2010. CPT and Lorentz Symmetry – December 2011, pp. 35-39, doi: 10.1142/9789814327688_0008.


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The book contains the proceedings of the Fourth Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, held at Indiana University in Bloomington on August 8-11, 2007. The Meeting focused on experimental tests of these fundamental symmetries and on important theoretical issues, including scenarios for possible relativity violations.hadronic physics and QCD, electroweak interaction, symmetries, and nuclear astrophysics.

Cristian Randieri

Cristian Randieri is a brilliant intelligent and great proactivity person and an effective communicator and visionary. He has built a strong (and deserved) reputation as someone with vision, diligence and honour. Cristian is not a simple engineer but he is a real Scientist. His knowledge is not restricted to the area it covers, but its impressive passion for all the technical topics led him to acquire great skills even in areas far from his original studies. Cristian is able to address and solve complex technical problems with excellent results. He is a valuable writer with great scientific background formed with more than 15 years of active research on experimental Nuclear Physics performed in the most famous international research laboratories such as CERN, ESRF, INF. He write about HI-Tech solutions topics and advanced research study applied to industry. With more than 150 scientific & technical publications, he is also, a technical and famous writer in Italy due to his interviews released to the most famous Industrial Italian magazines. Actually, he is the President & CEO of Intellisystem Technologies an Italian Research & Developments company committed to develop and sell innovative and advanced solutions.

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