Mathematical Physics - Elective (2022/2023)

13 talks
Collection Number C23027
Collection Type Course

Title: An introduction to twistors Course Description: Twistor theory, introduced by Penrose many years ago, is a way to reformulate massless fields on four-dimensional space-time in terms of an auxiliary 6-dimensional complex manifold, called twistor space. This course will introduce twistor space and the Penrose correspondence (relating fields on twistor space and space-time), at both classical and quantum levels. We will discuss the twistor realization of self-dual Yang-Mills theory and of self-dual gravity. If time permits we will discuss the connection between twistors and celestial holography.

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