Lecture 2: Ambitwistors and amplitudes

Tim Adamo (U Edinburgh)

Sep 07. 2021, 11:00 — 12:00

Despite many similarities, ambitwistor theory is quite different from twistor theory: it is non-chiral, agnostic regarding the number of space-time dimensions and does not naturally encode equations of motion. We will discuss the basics of ambitwistor theory and how it underpins a certain class of formulae for massless scattering known as the Cachazo-He-Yuan formulae.

Further Information
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Associated Event:
Geometry for Higher Spin Gravity: Conformal Structures, PDEs, and Q-manifolds (Thematic Programme)
Xavier Bekaert (U Tours)
Andreas Cap (U of Vienna)
Stefan Fredenhagen (U of Vienna)
Maxim Grigoriev (Lebedev Inst. & Lomonosov Moscow SU)
Alexei Kotov (U Hradec Králové)