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Anton Ilderton (Plymouth University)
October 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Very Special Relativity as a background field theory
Very Special Relativity (VSR) is a Lorentz-invariance-violating theory of physics beyond the standard model. Here we establish a correspondence between VSR and QED in strong background fields.
In particular we show that QED in VSR is an effective description of “ordinary” QED in a high-frequency laser field. In this framework many of the peculiar properties of VSR (nonlocality, a modified Dirac equation, infinitely many interaction vertices) find natural explanations, as I will discuss.