Impact of Lorentz violation models on exoplanets dynamics

Antonio Gallerati, Matteo Luca Ruggiero, Lorenzo Iorio

Submitted on 29 June 2022


Many exoplanets were detected thanks to the radial velocity method, according to which the motion of a binary system around its center of mass can produce a periodical variation of the Doppler effect of the light emitted by the host star. These variations are influenced by both Newtonian and non-Newtonian perturbations to the dominant inverse-square acceleration; accordingly, exoplanetary systems lend themselves to test theories of gravity alternative to General Relativity. In this paper, we consider the impact of Standard Model Extension (a model that can be used to test all possible Lorentz violations) on the perturbation of radial velocity, and suggest that suitable exoplanets configurations and improvements in detection techniques may contribute to obtain new constraints on the model parameters.


Comment: 12 pages, 1 figure, comments are welcome

Subjects: Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics; General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology