PROGRAM

Monday 6 June; Leiden, R. Penrose "Twistor Theory II: More Recent Developments. General Relativity, High-Energy Physics, Twistor Strings"

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Lorentz Professor lecture

Location: De Sitterzaal

Time: 13:45 - 15:30
abstract

Twistor Theory II: More Recent Developments. General Relativity, High-Energy Physics, Twistor Strings An obstruction to developing twistor theory into a full-blown framework for physics has been the incorporation of right-handed helicities (the "googly problem") into the non-linear interactions of Eintstein and Yang-Mills theory, the left-handed ones being already described in elegant twistor terms. Some recent progress will be described, as will developments in simplifying calcuations in high-energy physics which followed from ideas introduced by E. Witten and others, where concepts from string theory are united with those of twistor theory.

Events

21 November 2019

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