Electronic Journal of Differential Equations,
Conference 04 (2000), pp. 207-213.
Title: The spin-statistics connection; some pedagogical remarks in response
to Neuenschwander's question
Author: A. S. Wightman (Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ USA)
Abstract:
Q: Is there a simple proof of the Spin-Statistics Theorem?
A: Not if all that is assumed is invariance under the Euclidean Group.
When this hypothesis is supplemented by invariance under restricted
Lorentz transformations, the key move is to disregard Henry David
Thoreau's advice: "Simplify, simplify" and instead: complexify, complexify.
Published July 12, 2000.
Math Subject Classifications: 81T05.
Key Words: Spin-statistics theorem.