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I Horava Lifschitz theory and Lorentz Invariance

  1. Apr 7, 2018 #1
    As I understand it Horava Lifschitz theory breaks lorentz invariance at high energies.
    Does this mean we should see photons from gamma ray bursts leave a signal of varying speeds of light for different frequencies?
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2018 #2

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    Not necessarily.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2018 #3
    Cn you elaborate? Why not? What does it depend on?
     
  5. Apr 13, 2018 #4

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    Horava theory is a theory of gravity with some free parameters. The phenomenological consequences may depend on the exact values of those parameters.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2018 #5
    Thanks for that , can you elaborate on the nature of these free parameters,?sorry to be a pain just trying to understand a bit better.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2018 #6

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    It's quite technical, so I would suggest to take a look at the Horava's paper.
     
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