Jan 17 – 19, 2024
Porto - Portugal
Europe/Lisbon timezone

One-Loop String Amplitudes Revisited

Jan 18, 2024, 2:30 PM
Porto - Portugal

Porto - Portugal

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto Rua do Campo Alegre Porto - Porto - Portugal


Lorenz Eberhardt (Amsterdam U.)


We reconsider one-loop amplitudes of gauge bosons and gravitons in both type I and II string theory. They are given by explicit integrals over the moduli space of surfaces and are some of the richest and most interesting quantities of string theory. The integrals are quite hard to evaluate directly, which makes it difficult to extract physics from the integral expressions. We apply a number of techniques such as contour deformations, Rademacher expansion and saddle point approximation to understand the amplitude. We are in particular able to evaluate the type I amplitude numerically and check long-standing conjectures about their behavior at high energies, where they differ drastically from QFT amplitudes. The talk is based on work with S. Mizera, as well as on-going work with S. Mizera and P. Banerjee.

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