Testing the Equivalence Principle : Why and How ?

  title={Testing the Equivalence Principle : Why and How ?},
  author={Thibault Damour},
Part of the theoretical motivation for improving the present level of testing of the equivalence principle is reviewed. The general rationale for optimizing the choice of pairs of materials to be tested is presented. One introduces a simplified rationale based on a trichotomy of competing classes of theoretical models. 1. Why testing the equivalence principle ? Einstein introduced in 1907 [1] what he called the " hypothesis of complete physical equivalence " between a gravitational field and an… CONTINUE READING
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