On the connection between spin and statistics

  title={On the connection between spin and statistics},
  author={G. Dell'antonio},
  journal={Annals of Physics},
  • G. Dell'antonio
  • Published 1961
  • Physics
  • Annals of Physics
  • Abstract It is proven that the axioms of field theory are not compatible with a different assignment of (anti-)commutation relations to a field and its Hermitian conjugate. As a corollary it is shown that, if one wants to require that a field ψ(x) either commutes or anticommutes with itself at space-like distances, one is forced to choose commutation relations if ψ transforms according to a single-valued irreducible representation of the Lorentz group; anticommutation relations if ψ transforms… CONTINUE READING
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