[1211.6558] New tests of local Lorentz invariance and local position invariance of gravity with pulsars

Authors: Lijing Shao, Norbert Wex, Michael Kramer

Date: 28 Nov 2012

Abstract: New tests are proposed to constrain possible deviations from local Lorentz invariance and local position invariance in the gravity sector. By using precise timing results of two binary pulsars, i.e., PSRs J1012+5307 and J1738+0333, we are able to constrain (strong-field) parametrized post-Newtonian parameters $\hat{\alpha}_1$, $\hat{\alpha}_2$, $\hat{\xi}$ to high precision, among which, $|\hat{\xi}| < 3.1\times10ˆ{-4}$ (95% C.L.) is reported here for the first time.

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Nov 30, 2012

1211.6558 (/preprints)
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