Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Scattering in Planar N=4 Super-Yang-Mills Theory and the Multi-Regge Limit

Jul 5, 2012, 9:00 AM
Room 218 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 218

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 12. Formal Theory Developments TR 12 - Formal Theory Development & TR 1 - The Standard Model


Prof. Lance Dixon (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))


Scattering amplitudes in N=4 Super-Yang-Mills theory are tightly constrained by several general principles: Dual (super)conformal invariance, an operator product expansion for the leading singularity, discrete symmetries, the properties of transcendental functions, and various kinematic limits. Remarkably, these onstraints can be combined to almost completely determine the six-gluon scattering amplitude at three loops, as well as provide important information beyond three loops, without ever directly evaluating any loop integrands or loop integrals. The general constraints work in synergy with those arising in a specific limit --- multi-Regge-kinematics for high-energy scattering --- and shed new light on this limit.

Primary author

Prof. Lance Dixon (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))

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