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Comment on: “Lorentz violation in high-energy ions” by Santosh Devasia

  • G. Saathoff
  • S. Reinhardt
  • R. Holzwarth
  • T. W. Hänsch
  • Th. Udem
  • D. Bing
  • D. Schwalm
  • A. Wolf
  • S. Karpuk
  • G. Huber
  • C. Novotny
  • B. Botermann
  • C. Geppert
  • W. Nörtershäuser
  • T. Kühl
  • T. Stöhlker
  • G. Gwinner
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Comment

Abstract

In an article “Lorentz violation in high-energy ions” by S. Devasia published in this Journal [EPJ C 69, 343 (2010)], our recent Doppler shift experiments on fast ion beams are reanalyzed. Contrary to our analysis, Devasia concludes that our results provide an “indication of Lorentz violation”. We argue that this conclusion is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of our experimental scheme and reiterate that our results are in excellent agreement with Special Relativity.

Keywords

Doppler Shift Special Relativity Lorentz Violation Time Dilation Velocity Class 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Saathoff
    • 1
  • S. Reinhardt
    • 1
  • R. Holzwarth
    • 1
  • T. W. Hänsch
    • 1
  • Th. Udem
    • 1
  • D. Bing
    • 2
  • D. Schwalm
    • 2
  • A. Wolf
    • 2
  • S. Karpuk
    • 3
  • G. Huber
    • 3
  • C. Novotny
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • B. Botermann
    • 4
  • C. Geppert
    • 4
    • 5
  • W. Nörtershäuser
    • 4
    • 5
  • T. Kühl
    • 5
  • T. Stöhlker
    • 5
  • G. Gwinner
    • 6
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Institut für PhysikUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  4. 4.Institut für KernchemieUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  5. 5.Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GSIDarmstadtGermany
  6. 6.Dept. of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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