Spinning particles in general relativity

F. Cianfrani, G. Montani

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We analyze the behavior of a spinning particle in gravity, both from a quantum and a classical point of view. We infer that, since the interaction between the space-time curvature and a spinning test particle is expected, then the main features of such an interaction can get light on which degrees of freedom have physical meaning in a quantum gravity theory with fermions. Finally, the dimensional reduction of Papapetrou equations is performed in a 5-dimensional Kaluza-Klein background and Dixon-Souriau results for the motion of a charged spinning body are obtained. © Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173 - 178
Number of pages6
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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