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Experimental Tests of CPT, CP, C and T Invariances

  • G. Conforto
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca book series (FEWBODY, volume 6/1969)

Abstract

To say that a law of nature is “invariant” under some operation corresponds to the impossibility of obtaining some kind of information. Until about ten years ago, three symmetries were thought to hold in nature:
  1. i)

    invariance under P, which would make it impossible to objectively define the concept of right or left-handness;

     
  2. ii)

    invariance under C, which would make it impossible to objectively define the concept of particle or antiparticle;

     
  3. iii)

    invariance under T, which would make it impossible to objectively define the concept of positive or negative time.

     

Keywords

Differential Cross Section Electric Dipole Moment Final State Interaction Time Reversal Invariance Neutron Electric Dipole Moment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Conforto
    • 1
  1. 1.The Enrico Fermi Institute and Department of PhysicsThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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