Causality and momentum conservation from relative locality
Riccardo Junior BUONOCORE
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universit `a “La Sapienza” P.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy
Sez. Roma1 INFN, P.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Universit `a di Bologna, Via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Department of Mathematics, King’s College London, The Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, UK
Theories with a curved momentum space, which became recently of interest in the quantum-gravity literature,can in general violate many apparently robust aspects of our current description of the laws of physics, includingrelativistic invariance, locality, causality and global momentum conservation. We here explore some aspects of the particularly severe pathologies arising in generic theories with curved momentum space for what concernscausality and momentum conservation. However, we also report results suggesting that when momentum spaceis maximally symmetric, and the theory is formulated (DSR-)relativistically, with the associated relativity of spacetime locality, momentum is globally conserved and there is no violation of causality.
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