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Connections in Twistor Theory

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  • UserJames Gundry (DAMTP) World_link
  • ClockFriday 03 February 2017, 15:00-16:00
  • HouseMR13.

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Twistor theory solves the self-dual 4D Einstein equations in a single-step procedure by employing complex geometry. In this talk I will review this construction and emphasise the lesser-known role played by affine connections in twistor theory. An understanding of the direct construction of such connections allows us to describe a new version of twistor theory for Newton-Cartan manifolds, in which the connections are not metric.

This talk is part of the Junior Geometry Seminar series.

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