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On an Alternative Approach to the Relation between Bosons and Fermions: Employing Clifford Space

Research paper by Matej Pavsic

Indexed on: 07 Feb '05Published on: 07 Feb '05Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory



Abstract

We further explore the idea that physics takes place in Clifford space which should be considered as a generalization of spacetime. Following the old observation that spinors can be represented as members of left ideals of Clifford algebra, we point out that the transformations which mix bosons and fermions could be represented by means of operators acting on Clifford algebra-valued (polyvector) fields. A generic polyvector field can be expanded either in terms of bosonic, or in terms of fermionic fields. In particular, a scalar field can transform into a mixture of bosonic and/or fermionic fields.