Twistors in mathematics and physics [E-Book] / edited by T.N. Bailey, R.J. Baston.
Bailey, T. N., (editor)
Baston, Robert J., (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990
1 online resource (384 pages)
London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 156
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Twistor theory has become a diverse subject as it has spread from its origins in theoretical physics to applications in pure mathematics. This 1990 collection of review articles covers the considerable progress made in a wide range of applications such as relativity, integrable systems, differential and integral geometry and representation theory. The articles explore the wealth of geometric ideas which provide the unifying themes in twistor theory, from Penrose's quasi-local mass construction in relativity, to the study of conformally invariant differential operators, using techniques of representation theory.