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International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 47, Issue 12, pp 3341–3390 | Cite as

Spinor Relativity

  • Saskia Kind
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Abstract

Spinor relativity is a unified field theory, which derives gravitational and electromagnetic fields as well as a spinor field from the geometry of an eight-dimensional complex and ‘chiral’ manifold. The structure of the theory is analogous to that of general relativity: it is based on a metric with invariance group GL(ℂ2), which combines the Lorentz group with electromagnetic U(1), and the dynamics is determined by an action, which is an integral of a curvature scalar and does not contain coupling constants. The theory is related to physics on spacetime by the assumption of a symmetry-breaking ground state such that a four-dimensional submanifold with classical properties arises. In the vicinity of the ground state, the scale of which is of Planck order, the equation system of spinor relativity reduces to the usual Einstein and Maxwell equations describing gravitational and electromagnetic fields coupled to a Dirac spinor field, which satisfies a non-linear equation; an additional equation relates the electromagnetic field to the polarization of the ground state condensate.

Keywords

General relativity Spinors Unification Symmetry breaking Extra dimensions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MunichGermany

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