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General theory of relativity : will it survive the next decade?

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dc.contributor.author Bertolami, Orfeu
dc.contributor.author Paramos, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Turyshev, Slava G.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-03-05T23:47:21Z
dc.date.available 2007-03-05T23:47:21Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05-30
dc.identifier.citation Lasers, Clocks adn Drag-Free : Technologies for Future Exploration in Space and Tests of Gravity, Bremen, Germany, May 30 - June 1, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0402
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40142
dc.description.abstract The nature of gravity is fundamental to our understanding of our own solar system, the galaxy and the structure and evolution of the Universe. Einstein's general theory of relativity is the standard model that is used for almost ninety years to describe gravitational phenomena on these various scales. We review the foundations of general relativity, discuss the recent progress in the tests of relativistic gravity, and present motivations for high-accuracy gravitational experiments in space. We also summarize the science objectives and technology needs for the laboratory experiments in space with laboratory being the entire solar system. We discuss the advances in our understanding of fundamental physics anticipated in the near future and evaluate discovery potential for the recently proposed gravitational experiments. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 5070348 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject fundamental physics en
dc.subject dark matter en
dc.subject general relativity en
dc.subject dark energy en
dc.title General theory of relativity : will it survive the next decade? en
dc.type Preprint en


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