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Twistor Newsletter 26 (March 1988) [ all ]

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Front page

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pp. 1-6
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Twistors and conformal field theory

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pp. 7-11
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Pretzel twistor spaces

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pp. 12-15
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A possible role of vertex operators in Singer's picture of 4D CFT

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pp. 16-20
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Conformal field theories and twistor diagrams

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pp. 21-22
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Geometry on CP^1 and the Virasoro algebra

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pp. 23
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The geometry of pure spinors and invariant differential operators in higher dimensions

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pp. 24
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A symplectic Penrose transform

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pp. 24
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2 dimensional conformal invariants

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pp. 25
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Twistors and state-vector reduction

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pp. 26-30
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A twistor transform for the discrete series: the case of SU(2)

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pp. 31-39
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A conformally invariant conenction and the space of leaves of a shear free congruence

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pp. 40-43
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Relative cohomology power series, Robinson's theorem and multipole expansions

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pp. 20,30,44
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Abstracts

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pp. 20
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Advertisement

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pp. 45
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Twistor Newsletter 27 (December 1988) [ all ]

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Front page

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Topological QFT and twistors: holomorphic linking

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Holomorphic linking: postscript

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pp. 5-7
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Causal relations and linking in twistor space

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pp. 8-12
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Connections between amplitudes in string theory and twistor diagrams

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pp. 13-17
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Notes on the correspondence between Feynman diagrams and twistor diagrams

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pp. 18-19
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A note on Pochhammer contours

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pp. 20-23
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Cohomology reduction through Qadir's intertwining operators

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pp. 24-26
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Non-Haussdorf twistor spaces for Kerr and Schwarzschild

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pp. 27-28
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A twistor transform for Hermitean symmetric spaces

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pp. 29
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A conformally invariant connection

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pp. 7,30-36
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Abstracts

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pp. 23
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Advertisement

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pp. 37
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Twistor Newsletter 28 (March 1989) [ all ]

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Front page

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pp. 1-9
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Cohomological residues

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pp. 10-13
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Non-Haussdorff Riemann surfaces and complex dynamical systems

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pp. 14-16
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More on the twistor description of the Kerr solution

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pp. 17-19
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On Ward's Integral formula for the wave equation in plane-wave space-times

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pp. 20-23
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Hypersurface twistors

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pp. 24-26
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Some Stein complementary series for GL(4,C)

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pp. 27-36
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Double box diagrams

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pp. 37-41
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Pochhammer contours in twistor diagrams

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pp. 42
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Twistors and the Regge calculus

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pp. 9,26
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Abstracts

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pp. 13
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Advertisement

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pp. 43
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Twistor Newsletter 29 (November 1989) [ all ]

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Front page

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A twistorial approach to the full vacuum equations

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pp. 6-8
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An alternative form of the Ernst potential

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pp. 9-13
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Structure of the jet bundle for manifolds with conformal or projective structure

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pp. 14
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A note on causal relations and twistor space

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pp. 15
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Harmonic morphisms and mini-twistor space

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pp. 16-18
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Twistors and SU(3) monopoles

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pp. 19-24
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Twistor translation of Feynman vertices

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pp. 25-30
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Spin networks and the Jones polynomial

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pp. 13
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Abstract

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pp. 31
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Twistor Newsletter 30 (June 1990) [ all ]

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Front page

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Light rays near i^o: a new mass positivity theorem

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pp. 6-9
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A quasi-local construction with positive mass

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pp. 10-13
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Monopoles and Yang-Baxter equations

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pp. 14-17
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H-space - a universal integrable system?

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pp. 18-20
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Some quaternionically equivalent Einstein metrics

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pp. 21-23
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A non-Haussdorf mini-twistor space

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pp. 24-25
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More on harmonic morphisms

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pp. 26
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An algorithm for the Penrose transform

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pp. 27-28
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The Penrose transform without spectral sequences

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pp. 29-32
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Cohomological contours and cobord maps

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pp. 33-35
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Some new boundary-contour integrals

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pp. 26-27
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Some Yukawa interaction diagrams

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pp. 38
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Extended Regge trajectories: 12 years after

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pp. 39
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Twistor Newsletter 31 (October 1990) [ all ]

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Front page

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Mass positivity from focussing and the structure of i^o

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pp. 6-8
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Twistor theory for vacuum space-times: a new approach

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pp. 9-13
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A measurement process in a stationary quantum system

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pp. 14-18
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Twistor regularisation for ultra-violet divergences

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pp. 19-20
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Preferred parameters on curves in conformal manifolds

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pp. 21-22
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Self-dual manifolds need not be locally conformal to Einstein

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pp. 23-24
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Families of invariants

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pp. 27-28
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A multiplicity one theorem for the Penrose transform

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pp. 29-37
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A spinor formulation for harmonic morphisms

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pp. 5,24-26,38
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Abstracts

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pp. 39
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Twistor Newsletter 32 (March 1991) [ all ]

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Front page

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pp. 1-5
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Twistors as charges for spin 3/2 in vacuum

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pp. 6-7
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On the topology of quaternionic manifolds

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pp. 8-9
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Homogeneity of twistor spaces

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pp. 10-14
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\Omega(2)_q-spin networks

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pp. 15-21
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A new programme for light cone cuts and Yang-Mills holonomies

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pp. 14
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A new programme for light cone cuts and Yang-Mills holonomies - Appendix

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pp. 22-30
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New contours with boundary, higher order diagrams, regularisation and massive propogators

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pp. 31-33
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A twistor construction for gauge potentials on Minkowski space

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pp. 34
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Towards twistor vacuum diagrams

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pp. 33
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Abstract

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pp. 35
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Twistor Newsletter 33 (November 1991) [ all ]

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Front page

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Twistors as spin 3/2 charges continued: SL(3,C) bundles

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pp. 7
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Special 60 minute twistor seminar

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pp. 8-10
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The initial value problem in general relativity by power series

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pp. 11-17
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Conformal singularities and the Weyl curvature hypothesis

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pp. 18-21
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Twistor theory and integrability

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pp. 22-24
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The 3-wave interaction from the self-dual Yang-Mills equations

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pp. 25-30
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Twistor diagrams in higher dimensions

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pp. 31-35
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The quantum potential - possible origins?

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pp. 36-37
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Update on one extended Regge trajectory

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pp. 38-40
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An inverse twistor function

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pp. 41-44
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Update on higher order Feynman diagrams

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pp. 45
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Twistor Newsletter 34 (May 1992) [ all ]

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Front page

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The most general (2,2) self-dual vacuum

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A comment on the preceding article

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pp. 9-12
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On impulsive gravitational waves

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pp. 13-18
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Kinking and causality

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pp. 19-21
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Growing the Kerr geometry from seed

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pp. 22-25
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The Bogomolny hierarchy and higher order spectral problems

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pp. 26-28
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Cohomology of the scalar product diagram in higher dimensions

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pp. 29-31
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Abstracts

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pp. 32-33
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Journal of Geometry and Physics: a special issue

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pp. 34
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Puzzle page

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pp. 35
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Twistor Newsletter 35 (Dec 1992) [ all ]

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Front page

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Twistor theory conference announcement

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Gravitational collapse of the wave function: new thoughts

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pp. 5-7
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Metrics with SD Weyl tensor from Painleve-VI

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pp. 8-10
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Some new scalar-flat Kahler and hyper-Kahler metrics

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pp. 11-14
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A 'twistor transform' for complex manifolds with connection

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pp. 15-17
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Exceptionally vile invariants

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pp. 18-24
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On the symmetries of reduced self-dual Yang-Mills equations

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pp. 25-27
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Integrable systems and curved twistor spaces

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pp. 28-32
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Endomorphisms S: \otimes H^1(PT^+, O(-2)) \circlearrowleft

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pp. 33-35
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Twistor description for Weyl's class of type D vacuum space-times

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pp. 36-40
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Solution to puzzle in TN 34

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pp. 41-42
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Abstracts

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pp. 43
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Twistor Newsletter 36 (July 1993) [ all ]

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Front page

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Twistor theory conference, second announcement

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Orthogonality of general spin states

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pp. 9
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A simple observation concerning {2,2} vacuums

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pp. 10-11
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The orthographic image of a regular tetrahedron

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pp. 12-13
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Indefinite, conformally-ASD metrics on S^2 x S^2

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Global twistor correspondences in split signature

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On the dimension of elementary states

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pp. 25-29
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Diagrams for tensor products of H_k, the discrete series representation of SU(1,1) with lowest weight

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Some new formulas in conformally invariant scattering

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pp. 33-36
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The Bach equations as an exact set of spinor fields

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pp. 37-38
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Twistor classification of type D vacuum space-times

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pp. 4,36
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Abstracts

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pp. 39
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Twistor Newsletter 37 (April 1994) [ all ]

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Front page

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Spin 3/2 fields and local twistors

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Another view at the spin 3/2 equation

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pp. 10-13
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A higher spin generalisation of the Dirac equation to arbitrary curved manifolds

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pp. 16-19
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On the X-Ray, Radon and Penrose transform

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pp. 21-24
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Update on the massive propogator in twistor diagrams

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Abstracts

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Twistor Newsletter 38 (October 1994) [ all ]

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Front page

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A twistor topological approach to the Einstein equations

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Deformed twistor spaces and the KP equation

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pp. 12-16
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Reduced hypersurface twistor spaces

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A twistor construction of irreducible torsion-free G-structures

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pp. 22-27
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Some remarks on the stabilizer of the space of Hill operators and C. Neumann system

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The geometry of non-intersecting null rays

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pp. 35-37
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Progress with the massive propogator in twistor diagrams

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pp. 38-42
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Some calculational results for the massive propagator in twistor diagrams

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pp. 28-29
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Abstracts

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pp. 34,42
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Conference proceedings

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Twistor Newsletter 39 (May 1995) [ all ]

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Front page

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Concerning space-time points for spin 3/2 twistor spaces

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pp. 6-10
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Spin 3/2 zero rest mass fields in the Schwarzschild space-time

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pp. 11-18
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Two examples of classical scattering off fixed sources

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Self-dual Einstein metrics with symmetry

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pp. 25-28
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'Moving-zero' solutions of Ward's chiral model

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pp. 29-38
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Complex structures via 3 and 4-dimensional Cauchy integrals

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pp. 39-44
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A minimum principle for the cohomological inner product on twistor space

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Conference announcement

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pp. 47
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Twistor Newsletter 40 (January 1996) [ all ]

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Front page

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New ideas for the googly graviton

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Two point norms for massless fields

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The Rarita-Schwinger equation for Einstein-Maxwell space-times

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pp. 22-25
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Conference announcement

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In search of a twistor correspondence for the KP equation

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pp. 31-36
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On group theoretic aspects of the nonlinear twistor transform

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pp. 37-42
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Cohomology of a quaternionic complex

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pp. 43-45
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A nonlinear graviton from the sine-Gordon equation

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Abstracts

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Twistor Newsletter 41 (August 1996) [ all ]

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Front page

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Incidence between complex null rays

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Coherent states and Fubini-Study geometry

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Quantum electrodynamic birdtracks

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Where are the twistors in the null-surface formulation of GR?

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pp. 26-34
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Heavenly hierarchies and curved twistor spaces

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Formal adjoints and cononical form for linear operators

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pp. 37
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Puzzles

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pp. 38
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Conference proceedings

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Twistor Newsletter 42 (March 1997) [ all ]

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Front page

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Five things you can do with a surface in PT

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Initial value problem of the colliding plane-wave

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Divergence-free geodesic congruences in R^3

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'Special' Einstein-Weyl spaces

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Integrable flows on moduli of rational curves with normal bundle O^A(n)

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Asymptotic Young tableaux for discrete series

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Coherent quantum measurements

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Solutions to puzzles in TN41

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Twistor Newsletter 43 (November 1997) [ all ]

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Googly maps as forms

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A letter from R. Penrose

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Four twistor particles

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Average marginally-trapped surfaces in flat space

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'Special' Einstein-Weyl spaces from the heavenly equation

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Singularities of wavefronts and light-cones in the context of GR via null foliations

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Triviality of the Grassmann bundles on hypersurfaces in R^{m+1}

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A recursion operator for ASD vacuums and z.r.m. fields on ASD backgrounds

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An integral formula in general relativity

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Corrections to misprints in solutions to TN41 puzzles

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Twistor Newsletter 44 (August 1998) [ all ]

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The twistor space for a strongly asymptotically flat vacuum

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Extending half flat metrics

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The abstract twistor space of the Schwarzschild space-time

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The geometry of twistor diagrams

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Exceptional hyperKahler reductions

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Twistor Newsletter 45 (August 2000) [ all ]

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Front page

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On extracting the googly information

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Twistors and Legendre transforms

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pp. 32-35
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Real Lorentzian metrics from complex, half-flat solutions

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pp. 36-39
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Combinatorics and field theory

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pp. 40-43
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Classical fields as statistical states

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pp. 44-49
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Solving polynomial equations with spinors

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A conjectured form of the Goldberg-Sachs theorem

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pp. 52-56
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Three stories about epsilon

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ASD four-manifolds and Frobenius manifolds

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ASD null Kahler metrics with symmetry

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Announcements

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