Volume 110, Number 2, April 2015
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||11 May 2015|
A proposal for testing gravity's rainbow
1 Department of Physics, Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
2 Center for Fundamental Physics, Zewail City of Science and Technology - Giza, 12588, Egypt
3 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Benha University - Benha, 13518, Egypt
4 Department of Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University - Alexandria, 12544, Egypt
Received: 10 March 2015
Accepted: 16 April 2015
Various approaches to quantum gravity such as string theory, loop quantum gravity and Horava-Lifshitz gravity predict modifications of the energy-momentum dispersion relation. Magueijo and Smolin incorporated the modified dispersion relation (MDR) with the general theory of relativity to yield a theory of gravity's rainbow. In this paper, we investigate the Schwarzschild metric in the context of gravity's rainbow. We investigate rainbow functions from three known modified dispersion relations that were introduced by Amelino-Camelia et al. (in Int. J. Mod. Phys. A, 12 (1997) 607; Living Rev. Relativ., 16 (2013) 5; Nature, 393 (1998) 763) and by Magueijo-Smolin (in Phys. Rev. Lett., 88 (2002) 190403). We study the effect of the rainbow functions on the deflection of light, photon time delay, gravitational red-shift, and the weak-equivalence principle. We compare our results with experiments to obtain upper bounds on the parameters of the rainbow functions.
PACS: 04.60.Bc – Phenomenology of quantum gravity / 04.50.Kd – Modified theories of gravity / 04.80.Cc – Experimental tests of gravitational theories
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