Meeting on 9/24/2004
Time: Friday, Sep 24, 2004, 3:10pm
Place: 430 Birge Hall
Introduction to Witten's Program:
Yang-Mills and Twistor String Theory
Witten demonstrated that certain perturbative scattering amplitudes
in Yang-Mills theory define holomorphic curves in the complex projective space CP^3.
The construction uses Twistor Theory,
and suggests that perturbative Yang-Mills theory can be recast as a string theory in Twistor Space.
I will review the basic ideas of Twistor Theory and Witten's construction.