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7 The Poincar´ e group 34 14 Lorentz and Poincar´ e symmetries in QFT n, and an abstract group element g is represented by a n × n matrix (DR (g))i j , with i, j = 1, . . , n. The dimension of the representation is deﬁned as the dimension n of the base space. Writing a generic element of the base space as (φ1 , . . , φn ), a group element g induces a transformation of the vector space φi → (DR (g))i j φj . 2) allows us to attach a physical meaning to a group element: before introducing the concept of representation, a group element g is just an abstract mathematical object, deﬁned by its composition rules with the other group members.
This representation has dimension one. On it, J± = 0 so also J, K are zero. Therefore it is the scalar representation. ( 12 , 0) and (0, 12 ). These representations have both dimension two and spin 1/2, so they are spinorial representations. We denote by (ψL )α , with α = 1, 2, a spinor in (1/2, 0) and by (ψR )α a spinor in (0, 1/2) (sometimes in the literature the index of ψL is instead denoted by α˙ to stress that it is an index in a diﬀerent representation compared to the index of ψR ). ψL is called a left-handed Weyl spinor and ψR is called a right-handed Weyl spinor : Weyl spinors: ψL ∈ 1 ,0 2 , ψR ∈ 0, 1 2 .
3. 6 In eqs. 65) we deﬁned the operation of charge conjugation on Weyl spinors. Given a Dirac spinor Ψ as in eq. 87), charge conjugation allows us to deﬁne a new Dirac spinor Ψc = ∗ −iσ 2 ψR 2 ∗ iσ ψL = −i 0 −σ 2 σ2 0 Ψ∗ . 91) and, as for Weyl spinors, iterating charge conjugation twice one ﬁnds the identity transformation, (Ψc )c = Ψ . 92) Note that the coordinates xµ are unchanged under charge conjugation. We will understand the importance of charge conjugation when we quantize the theory and we will ﬁnd particles and antiparticles.