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Charge conjugation and Maiorana spinors in dimension 8

Pertti Lounesto (1996)

Banach Center Publications

It is a common belief among theoretical physicists that the charge conjugation of the Dirac equation has an analogy in higher dimensional space-times so that in an 8-dimensional space-time there would also be Maiorana spinors as eigenspinors of a charge conjugation, which would swap the sign of the electric charge of the Dirac equation. This article shows that this mistaken belief is based on inadequate distinction between two kinds of charge conjugation: the electric conjugation swapping the sign...

Killing spinor-valued forms and the cone construction

Petr Somberg, Petr Zima (2016)

Archivum Mathematicum

On a pseudo-Riemannian manifold 𝕄 we introduce a system of partial differential Killing type equations for spinor-valued differential forms, and study their basic properties. We discuss the relationship between solutions of Killing equations on 𝕄 and parallel fields on the metric cone over 𝕄 for spinor-valued forms.

Projective structure, SL ˜ ( 3 , ) and the symplectic Dirac operator

Marie Holíková, Libor Křižka, Petr Somberg (2016)

Archivum Mathematicum

Inspired by the results on symmetries of the symplectic Dirac operator, we realize symplectic spinor fields and the symplectic Dirac operator in the framework of (the double cover of) homogeneous projective structure in two real dimensions. The symmetry group of the homogeneous model of the double cover of projective geometry in two real dimensions is ˜ ( 3 , ) .

Structure fractals and para-quaternionic geometry

Julian Ławrynowicz, Massimo Vaccaro (2011)

Annales UMCS, Mathematica

It is well known that starting with real structure, the Cayley-Dickson process gives complex, quaternionic, and octonionic (Cayley) structures related to the Adolf Hurwitz composition formula for dimensions p = 2, 4 and 8, respectively, but the procedure fails for p = 16 in the sense that the composition formula involves no more a triple of quadratic forms of the same dimension; the other two dimensions are n = 27. Instead, Ławrynowicz and Suzuki (2001) have considered graded fractal bundles of...

Symplectic twistor operator and its solution space on 2

Marie Dostálová, Petr Somberg (2013)

Archivum Mathematicum

We introduce the symplectic twistor operator T s in symplectic spin geometry of real dimension two, as a symplectic analogue of the Dolbeault operator in complex spin geometry of complex dimension 1. Based on the techniques of the metaplectic Howe duality and algebraic Weyl algebra, we compute the space of its solutions on 2 .

The Clifford bundle and the dynamics of the superparticle

Waldyr Rodrigues, Jayme Vaz, Matej Pavsic (1996)

Banach Center Publications

Using the Clifford bundle formalism we show that Frenet equations of classical differential geometry or its spinor version are the appropriate equations of motion for a classical spinning particle. We show that particular values of the curvatures appearing in Darboux bivector of the spinor form of Frenet equations produce a "classical" Dirac-Hestenes equation. Using the concept of multivector Lagrangians and Hamiltonians we provide a Lagrangian and Hamiltonian approach for our theory which then...

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