Advances in High Energy Physics

Experimental Tests of Quantum Gravity and Exotic Quantum Field Theory Effects


Publishing date
28 Mar 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Nov 2013

1Department of Physics, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740, USA

2Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia

3Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

4Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and Institut für Theoretische Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Experimental Tests of Quantum Gravity and Exotic Quantum Field Theory Effects

Description

One of the hurdles to advancing our understanding of fundamental physics has been the supposition that fundamental physics is governed by the Planck scale which is extraordinarily small (10-33 cm) and extraordinarily energetic (1019 GeV) when compared to distance and energy scales that are probed with current technology (10-17 cm and 103 GeV, resp.). However, some recent theories have proposed that the Planck scale may not be fundamental but may be an effective scale and that the true length/energy scale may be much lower—low enough to give rise to interesting observable signatures in current or near-future experiments. On the other hand, there have been recent experimental proposals for testing fundamental physics using clever, indirect means. For example, the study of heavy ion collisions and certain super fluid systems have been proposed as giving analog systems which would allow one to effectively study Hawking/Unruh radiation and black hole thermodynamics.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate research in this particular area of fundamental physics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel, exotic theories (e.g., large extra dimensions) with observable effects
  • Testing Hawking/Unruh radiation via analog systems
  • Cosmological observations as a window on fundamental physics
  • Casimir and dynamical Casimir effect
  • Gravitational and other variants of the standard Aharonov-Bohm effect
  • Novel methods for detecting gravitational waves
  • Novel computational methods and computational results in quantum gravity
  • Using atomic and BEC interference to probe fundamental physics

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ahep/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ahep/qgeq/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 192712
  • - Editorial

Experimental Tests of Quantum Gravity and Exotic Quantum Field Theory Effects

Emil T. Akhmedov | Stephen Minter | ... | Douglas Singleton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 791367
  • - Review Article

Testing General Relativistic Predictions with the LAGEOS Satellites

Roberto Peron
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 241831
  • - Research Article

Nonlocal Quantum Effects in Cosmology

Yurii V. Dumin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 376982
  • - Research Article

Hawking-Unruh Hadronization and Strangeness Production in High Energy Collisions

Paolo Castorina | Helmut Satz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 713574
  • - Review Article

Amplifying the Hawking Signal in BECs

Roberto Balbinot | Alessandro Fabbri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 950672
  • - Review Article

Theory and Phenomenology of Space-Time Defects

Sabine Hossenfelder
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 867460
  • - Research Article

Inflation and Topological Phase Transition Driven by Exotic Smoothness

Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga | Jerzy Król
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 678087
  • - Research Article

Does the Equivalence between Gravitational Mass and Energy Survive for a Composite Quantum Body?

A. G. Lebed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 597384
  • - Research Article

Quantum-Spacetime Scenarios and Soft Spectral Lags of the Remarkable GRB130427A

Giovanni Amelino-Camelia | Fabrizio Fiore | ... | Simonetta Puccetti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 106135
  • - Research Article

Kaluza-Klein Multidimensional Models with Ricci-Flat Internal Spaces: The Absence of the KK Particles

Alexey Chopovsky | Maxim Eingorn | Alexander Zhuk
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