Symmetries II: Discrete Symmetries

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 839)


This is probably the most technical chapter of this book. Discrete symmetries play a fundamental role in modern particle physics and cosmology. We have delayed their study until now to be able to develop all the tools required to explore some or their fascinating consequences. Specifically, we present an outline of the derivation of the CPT theorem from first principles and some of the consequences of the proof, in particular, the connection between spin and statistics.


Time Reversal Discrete Symmetry Charge Conjugation Dirac Field Wightman Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theory Unit, Physics DepartmentCERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Departamento de Física FundamentalUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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