Universal Journal of Physics and Application Vol. 9(3), pp. 168 - 171
DOI: 10.13189/ujpa.2015.090304
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About Majorana's Unpublished Manuscripts on Relativistic Quantum Theory for Particles of Any Spin


Laura Deleidi *, Marta Greselin
Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze Applicate, Università Statale di Bergamo, Italy

ABSTRACT

In this paper we analyze the formal and conceptual steps made by Ettore Majorana in a wide set of unpublished (handwritten) manuscripts (Quaderni, Fascicoli, Volumetti) written in later 20's and earlier 30's where, starting from the Dirac equation for spin-1/2 particles, he developed quantum relativistic wave equations for different (integer and half-integer) spins. In such a way Majorana obtained a Dirac-like equation for the photon and an infinite component quantum field theory for particles of any spin, thus anticipating the modern supersymmetry and string theories.

KEYWORDS
Majorana, Dirac Equation, Spinning Particles, Fierz-Pauli Theory, Supersymmetry

Cite this paper
Laura Deleidi , Marta Greselin . "About Majorana's Unpublished Manuscripts on Relativistic Quantum Theory for Particles of Any Spin." Universal Journal of Physics and Application 9.3 (2015) 168 - 171. doi: 10.13189/ujpa.2015.090304.