# A strong astrophysical constraint on the violation of special relativity by quantum gravity

@article{Jacobson2003ASA, title={A strong astrophysical constraint on the violation of special relativity by quantum gravity}, author={Ted Jacobson and Stefano Liberati and David M. Mattingly}, journal={Nature}, year={2003}, volume={424}, pages={1019-1021} }

Special relativity asserts that physical phenomena appear the same to all unaccelerated observers. This is called Lorentz symmetry and relates long wavelengths to short ones: if the symmetry is exact it implies that space-time must look the same at all length scales. Several approaches to quantum gravity, however, suggest that there may be a microscopic structure of space-time that leads to a violation of Lorentz symmetry. This might arise because of the discreteness or non-commutivity of space…

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