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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 209-221

twistors and gauge fields

Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia

Received 23 August 1985

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We describe briefly the basic ideas and results of the twistor theory. The main points: twistor representation of Minkowsky space, Penrose correspondence and its geometrical properties, twistor interpretation of linear massless fields, Yang-Mills fields (including instantons and monopoles) and Einstein-Hilbert equations.