21110004

Twistor action for GR - Atul Sharma, University of Oxford

APA

Hurlburt, D. (2021). Twistor action for GR - Atul Sharma, University of Oxford. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. http://pirsa.org/21110004

MLA

Hurlburt, Dave. Twistor action for GR - Atul Sharma, University of Oxford. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nov. 04, 2021, http://pirsa.org/21110004

BibTex

          @misc{ scitalks_21110004,
            doi = {},
            url = {http://pirsa.org/21110004},
            author = {Hurlburt, Dave},
            keywords = {Quantum Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Twistor action for GR - Atul Sharma, University of Oxford},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics},
            year = {2021},
            month = {nov},
            note = {Talk #21110004 see, \url{https://scitalks.ca}}
          }
          
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Abstract

It has been a long-standing dream of twistor theorists to understand gravity without ever talking about gravitons in space-time. To this end, I will describe the recent discovery of a twistor action formulation of perturbative general relativity. This takes the form of a theory governing complex structure deformations on twistor space. It reduces to Plebanski's formulation of GR on performing the Penrose transform to space-time. Some promising applications include finding on-shell recursion relations like MHV rules for graviton scattering amplitudes, studying the quantum integrability of self-dual GR, etc.

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