Palatial twistor theory and the twistor googly problem

  title={Palatial twistor theory and the twistor googly problem},
  author={Roger Penrose},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  • R. Penrose
  • Published 6 August 2015
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
A key obstruction to the twistor programme has been its so-called ‘googly problem’, unresolved for nearly 40 years, which asks for a twistor description of right-handed interacting massless fields (positive helicity), using the same twistor conventions that give rise to left-handed fields (negative helicity) in the standard ‘nonlinear graviton’ and Ward constructions. An explicit proposal for resolving this obstruction—palatial twistor theory—is put forward (illustrated in the case of… 

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