The hydrogen algebra as centerless twisted Kac-Moody algebra

Jamil Daboul, Peter Slodowy, Claudia Daboul

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We show that the dynamical symmetry of the hydrogen atom leads in a natural way to the infinite-dimensional algebra, which we identify as the positive subalgebras of twisted Kac-Moody algebras of so(4) and so(3,1), which are isomorphic to each other over R. The relevant automorphism can be associated with parity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-328
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 11 Nov 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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