Lorentz Group derivable from Heisenberg's Uncertainty Commutators

We all know how quantum mechanics was developed, and how Einstein created his special theory of relativity. Heisenberg wrote down one set of commutation relations for three space and three momentum variables.

Einstein's special relativity is based on the mathematics of the Lorentz group developed earlier by Lorentz and Poincaré.

If I tell you I can derive the Lorentz group from Heisenberg's commutation relations, you will tell me to go to heaven. If I tell you Paul A. M. Dirac did so in 1963, you might like to hear about it. Let me tell you the story.

Why is he with Einstein?

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