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Three Merry Roads to T-Violation

Roberts, Bryan W. (2015) Three Merry Roads to T-Violation. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper is a tour of how the laws of nature can distinguish between the past and the future, or be T-violating. I argue that, in terms of the basic argumentative structure, there are really just three approaches currently being explored. I show how each is characterized by a symmetry principle, which provides a template for detecting T-violating laws even without knowing the laws of physics themselves. Each approach is illustrated with an example, and the prospects of each are considered in extensions of particle physics beyond the standard model.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Roberts, Bryan W.b.w.roberts@lse.ac.uk
Keywords: symmetry, time, T-violation, particle physics, quantum mechanics
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Bryan Roberts
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 15:19
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2016 16:19
Item ID: 9851
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9851

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