Searching for an equation: Dirac, Majorana and the others

@article{Esposito2012SearchingFA,
  title={Searching for an equation: Dirac, Majorana and the others},
  author={Salvatore Esposito},
  journal={Annals of Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={327},
  pages={1617-1644}
}
  • S. Esposito
  • Published 2012
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Annals of Physics
Abstract We review the non-trivial issue of the relativistic description of a quantum mechanical system that, contrary to a common belief, kept theoreticians busy from the end of 1920s to (at least) mid 1940s. Starting by the well-known works by Klein–Gordon and Dirac, we then give an account of the main results achieved by a variety of different authors, ranging from de Broglie to Proca, Majorana, Fierz–Pauli, Kemmer, Rarita–Schwinger and many others. A particular interest comes out for the… Expand
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