Possible Higher-Order Tests of Gravitation Theory in the Solar System

PI: Dr. Kenneth Nordtvedt, Department of Physics, Montana State University

Significant progress has been made in showing that higher order tests of general relativity in the solar system can be done at the 10-5 or 10-6 level (relative to first post-Newtonian order) rather than at the 10-8 level as was previously believed. Several new ranging (laser or radar) experiments have been examined to this end.


Contact Information

Mail: Dr. Kenneth Nordtvedt
Department of Physics
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone: (406) 994-6144
FAX: (406) 994-4452

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Updated June 20, 2006