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twistor

[′twis·tər]
(computer science)
Computer memory element consisting of a helix of a magnetic wire wound under tension at a 45° angle on a short piece of nonmagnetic wire, with a fine-wire solenoid wound over the helix.
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The mysterious quantum features that Penrose claims can be explained with twistor theory include non-locality and quantum state reduction.
As for making a good case for the viability of twistor theory, this reader remains unconvinced.
The chief rival to M-theory, albeit having fewer disciples, is twistor theory. It was invented by Penrose who, along with his colleagues, has for decades been elaborating the theory.