Twistors,  Geometry and Physics

in honour of Sir Roger Penrose, OM

21-22 July 2011,

The Mathematical Institute, 24-29 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LB

Here is the programme with links to PDFs of the transparencies.
See below for conference photo and this  link to conference photo with logo.

This meeting marked the 80th birthday of Sir Roger Penrose.  Twistor theory is one of his most remarkable discoveries and continues to have applications across pure mathematics and mathematical physics.  This meeting focussed on some recent developments with speakers both on geometry and physics.

Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton): Scattering without space-time.
Mike Eastwood (ANU):  CR geometry and conformal foliations.
Nigel Hitchin (Oxford): Twistors and Octonions.  
Andrew Hodges (Oxford): Polytopes and amplitudes.
Claude LeBrun (SUNY Stony Brook): On Hermitian, Einstein 4-Manifolds.
David Skinner (Perimeter Institute): Scattering amplitudes from holomorphic linking in twistor space.
Paul Tod (Oxford): Conformal cyclic cosmology.

The lectures took place in lecture theatre L2 of the Mathematical Institute St Giles building.

There was a reception at 6.30pm on the 21st July followed by dinner at 7.15 in Wadham College.

We are grateful to both the LMS and Oxford University Press for support.

Lionel Mason, Tsou Sheung Tsun

Conference photo