Foundations of Physics

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 871–887 | Cite as

Following Weyl on Quantum Mechanics: The Contribution of Ettore Majorana

  • A. Drago
  • S. Esposito


After a quick historical account of the introduction of the group-theoretical description of quantum mechanics in terms of symmetries, as proposed by Weyl, we examine some unpublished papers by Ettore Majorana. Remarkable results achieved by him in frontier research topics as well as in physics teaching point out that the Italian physicist can be well considered as a follower of Weyl in his reformulation of quantum mechanics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Drago
    • 1
  • S. Esposito
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità di Napoli “Federico II,” Complesso Universitario di Monte S. AngeloNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di NapoliComplesso Universitario di Monte S. AngeloNapoliItaly
  3. 3.Unità di Storia della Fisica, Facoltà di IngegneriaUniversità Statale di BergamoDalmine (BG)Italy

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