Mathematical Physics and Quantum Field Theory
Electron. J. Diff. Eqns., Conf. 04, 2000, pp. 207213.
The spinstatistics connection; some pedagogical remarks
in response to Neuenschwander's question
A. S. Wightman
Abstract:
Q: Is there a simple proof of the SpinStatistics Theorem?
A: Not if all that is assumed is invariance under the Euclidean Group.
When this hypothesis is supplemented by invariance under restricted
Lorentz transformations, the key move is to disregard Henry David
Thoreau's advice: "Simplify, simplify" and instead: complexify,
complexify.
Published July 12, 2000.
Mathematics Subject Classifications: 81T05.
Key words: Spinstatistics theorem.
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A. S. Wightman
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Princeton University
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