Prospects for constraining quantum gravity dispersion with near term observations

@article{AmelinoCamelia2009ProspectsFC,
  title={Prospects for constraining quantum gravity dispersion with near term observations},
  author={Giovanni Amelino-Camelia and Lee Smolin},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2009},
  volume={80},
  pages={084017}
}
We discuss the prospects for bounding and perhaps even measuring quantum gravity effects on the dispersion of light using the highest-energy photons produced in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) measured by the Fermi telescope. These prospects are brighter than might have been expected, as in the first ten months of operation, Fermi has so far reported eight events with photons over 100 MeV seen by its Large Area Telescope. We review features of these events which may bear on Planck-scale phenomenology… 

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