Landau Days 2013
Landau Days 2013
June, 24-26
Chernogolovka, Russia

Breakdown of the Equivalence between Gravitational Mass and Energy for a Quantum Body in Metric Theories of Gravity
Date/Time: 10:30 24-Jun-2013
We define passive gravitational mass operator of a hydrogen atom in the post-Newtonian approximation of metric theories of gravity, including general relativity, and show that it does not commute with energy operator, taken in the absence of gravitational field. Nevertheless, the equivalence between the expectation values of passive gravitational mass and energy is shown to survive for stationary quantum states. Inequivalence between gravitational mass and energy at a microscopic level reveals itself as unusual electromagnetic radiation, emitted by the atoms, supported and moved in the Earth gravitational field with constant velocity using spacecraft or satellite, which can be experimentally measured. We discuss in details such possible experiment to be done on the Earth's orbit.


Lebed Andrei G. (Presenter)
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