Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 27th February 2013 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

Explaining CP violation using general Relativity

Mark Hadley (Warwick University)


A novel approach to the unification of general relativity and quantum theory predicts that parity is conserved and that CP violation is a consequence of asymmetries in local spacetime. The Kerr metric contains a t and phi asymmetric term caused by the rotation of the galaxy which is a potential cause of observed CP violation. The magnitude of CP violation would then vary around the Universe. It is conjectured that evidence of this influence could be found in existing data from CERN and BaBar.