Recent Experimental Tests of Special Relativity

  title={Recent Experimental Tests of Special Relativity},
  author={Peter Wolf and Sebastien Bize and Michael E. Tobar and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Chapelet and Andr{\'e} Clairon and Andre Nicholas Luiten and Giorgio Santarelli},
  journal={Lecture Notes in Physics},
We review our recent Michelson-Morley (MM) and Kennedy-Thorndike (KT) experiment, which tests Lorentz invariance in the photon sector, and report first results of our ongoing atomic clock test of Lorentz invariance in the matter sector. The MM-KT experiment compares a cryogenic microwave resonator to a hydrogen maser, and has set the most stringent limit on a number of parameters in alternative theories to special relativity. In the Robertson-Mansouri-Sexl (RMS) framework our experiment… Expand
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