One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A complex variable used in some descriptions of space–time.
- ‘One of Penrose's major breakthroughs was his introduction of twistor theory in an attempt to unite relativity and quantum theory.’
- ‘The space arises naturally (as the fiber) in twistor space.’
- ‘Right at the end the reader becomes aware of elaborate setups put in place hundreds of pages back, in anticipation of the spectacular climax - the unveiling of Penrose's best shot at promoting further research into his twistor theory.’
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