International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 497–506

Revisiting Zitterbewegung


DOI: 10.1007/s10773-008-9825-8

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Sidharth, B.G. Int J Theor Phys (2009) 48: 497. doi:10.1007/s10773-008-9825-8


The Dirac wave equation for the electron soon lead to the recognition of the Zitterbewegung. This was studied both by Schrodinger and Dirac. Later there were further elegant and sometimes dissenting insights, from different authors. We briefly review some of these developments. However in more recent times with dark energy and noncommutative spacetime coming to centre stage, the earlier studies of Zitterbewegung become questionable.


ZitterbewegungSchrodingerDiracNoncommutative spacetime

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Institute for Applicable Mathematics and Information SciencesHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.International Institute for Applicable Mathematics and Information SciencesUdineItaly
  3. 3.B.M. Birla Science CentreHyderabadIndia