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(Phys Org2)   Lorentz symmetry unbroken during1.4 PeV gamma ray event. Einstein remains generally relative   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, General relativity, Physics, Quantum mechanics, Special relativity, Photon, validity of the theory of relativity, world's highest energy gamma rays, Lorentz symmetry  
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2022-02-15 8:52:59 PM  
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PartTimeBuddha: This result shows that Lorentz symmetry is still maintained when approaching the Planck energy scale.

Well, then. What the blazes is going on?!

There are several theories that suggest that at very high energies Lorentz Symmetry (the apparent fact that the laws of physics remain the same no matter your inertial reference frame, i.e. velocity or energy/mass relative to another frame of reference) should cease to function.  So, you need to check, but that's tough because it is really truly very high energies needed to be checked.  This result pushes up the range which has been checked by quite a bit without finding any evidence of Lorentz Symmetry stopping, but that's still a few orders of magnitude below the range they'd really like to check.
2022-02-15 8:20:21 PM  
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ImpendingCynic: What the hell's a petavolt??

It's something that's 1000 times more problematic than a teravolt, but 1000 times less scary than an exavolt.
2022-02-15 9:14:14 PM  
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ImpendingCynic: What the hell's a petavolt??

It turns 1.21 microamps into 1.21 gigawatts.
2022-02-15 11:13:08 PM  
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2022-02-16 3:45:08 AM  
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Olympic Trolling Judge: ImpendingCynic: What the hell's a petavolt??

It turns 1.21 microamps into 1.21 gigawatts.

Power = Volts * CurrentPower = 10^15 volts * 1.21*10^-6amps1.21 * 10^9 watts.By George, he's right.
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