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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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Skinner, "The complete planar S-matrix of N = 4 SYM as a Wilson loop in twistor space," Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.
In such a view, only the interactions between twistors, or perhaps gravitons, define when and where space-time is and is not.
Surprisingly, string theory, Ashtekar's loopy space-time, and twistors are not entirely independent ways of looking at space-time.
Are virtual particles, compact 6-dimensional manifolds, and twistors simply nonphysical means to an end - mere artifacts of how we humans do our mathematics?
Ward, "Twistors in 2 + 1 dimensions," Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol.
The invariance symmetry associated with an 8D Phase Space leads naturally to the real Clifford algebra Cl(2, 6,R) and complexified Clifford [Cl.sub.C] (4) algebra related to Twistors. The consequences of Mach's principle of inertia within the context of Born's Dual Phase Space Relativity Principle were also studied in [138] and they were compatible with the Eddington-Dirac large numbers coincidence and with the observed values of the anomalous Galileo-Pioneer acceleration.
The connection to Penrose's Twistors program is another interesting project worthy of investigation.
The chief rival to M-theory, albeit having fewer disciples, is twistor theory.