# Gamma matrices

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 P: 13 I'm doing a course which assumes knowledge of Group Theory - unfortunately I don't have very much. Can someone please explain this statement to me (particularly the bits in bold): "there is only one non-trivial irreducible representation of the Cliford algebra, up to conjugacy" FYI The Clifford algebra is just the the relationship between gamma matrices: $$[\gamma_\mu,\gamma_\nu]=2\eta_{\nu\mu}$$ where [..] is the anticommutator rather than the commutator