Volume 95, Number 2, July 2011
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields|
|Published online||28 June 2011|
The asymmetric Kerr metric as a source of CP violation
Department of Physics, University of Warwick - Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK, EU
Accepted: 31 May 2011
All experimental evidence for violation of discrete spacetime symmetries: Parity and Time reversal and the related Charge conjugation/Parity combination (P, T and CP, respectively) has been obtained on Earth in a gravitational potential that is P and T anisotropic. It is suggested that the origin of the observed CP violation is the scalar field equal to the frame dragging term dφdt in the Kerr metric of a spinning massive body. The Galaxy would be the largest such source. Indirect evidence of such an effect would be anisotropic decay products when plotted in a reference frame defined by the fixed stars. As a consequence, CP violation would be very much greater near compact astrophysical objects with large angular momentum.
PACS: 11.30.Er – Charge conjugation, parity, time reversal, and other discrete symmetries
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