Definition of twistor in English:

twistor

noun

Physics
  • A complex variable used in some descriptions of space-time.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The space arises naturally (as the fiber) in twistor space.’
    • ‘One of Penrose's major breakthroughs was his introduction of twistor theory in an attempt to unite relativity and quantum theory.’

Pronunciation:

twistor

/ˈtwistər/