The twistor programme

@article{Penrose1977TheTP,
  title={The twistor programme},
  author={R. Penrose},
  journal={Reports on Mathematical Physics},
  year={1977},
  volume={12},
  pages={65-76}
}
  • R. Penrose
  • Published 1977
  • Mathematics
  • Reports on Mathematical Physics
Abstract The formalism of twistors provides a new approach to the description of basic physics. The points of Minkowski space-time are represented by 2-dimensional linear subspaces of a complex 4-dimensional vector space (flat twistor space) on which a Hermitian form of signature ++-- is defined. Free massless fields can be represented in terms of the sheaf cohomology of portions of this space. Twistor space (or a suitable part of it) can be expressed in two different ways as a complex… Expand
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