Novel Physical Consequences of Clifford Space Relativity Theory

Carlos Castro Perelman, Quantum Gravity Research Center, Topanga, CA;  CTSPS, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Novel physical consequences of the Extended Relativity Theory in C-spaces (Clifford spaces) are explored. The latter theory provides a very different physical explanation of the phenomenon of "relativity of locality" than the one described by the Doubly Special Relativity (DSR) framework. Furthermore, an elegant nonlinear momentum-addition law is derived in order to tackle the "soccer-ball'' problem in DSR. Neither derivation in C-spaces requires a curved momentum space nor a deformation of the Lorentz algebra. While the constant (energy-independent) speed of photon propagation is always compatible with the generalized photon dispersion relations in C-spaces, another important consequence is that these generalized photon dispersion relations allow also for energy-dependent speeds of propagation while still retaining the Lorentz symmetry in ordinary spacetimes, while breaking the extended Lorentz symmetry in C-spaces. This does not occur in DSR nor in other approaches, like the presence of quantum spacetime foam. We conclude with some comments on generalized gravitational theories in C-spaces, Born's Reciprocal Relativity Theory and the generalized uncertainty relations.