A Tighter Test of the Local Lorentz Invariance of Gravity Using PSR J2317+1439

@inproceedings{Bell1996ATT,
  title={A Tighter Test of the Local Lorentz Invariance of Gravity Using PSR J2317+1439},
  author={James F. Bell and Fernando Rossi Camilo and Nils A. Tornqvist},
  year={1996}
}
Gravity being a long-range force, one might {\it a priori} expect the Universe's global matter distribution to select a preferred rest frame for local gravitational physics. The phenomenology of preferred-frame effects, in the strong-gravitational field context of binary pulsars, is described by two parameters $\hat{\alpha}_1$ and $\hat{\alpha}_2$. These parameters vanish identically in general relativity, and reduce, in the weak-field limit, to the two parametrized post-Newtonian (PPN… CONTINUE READING

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