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An analytic result for the two-loop hexagon Wilson loop in \( \mathcal{N} = 4 \) SYM

  • Vittorio Del Duca
  • Claude Duhr
  • Vladimir A. Smirnov
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Abstract

In the planar \( \mathcal{N} = 4 \) supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, the conformal symmetry constrains multi-loop n-edged Wilson loops to be basically given in terms of the one-loop n-edged Wilson loop, augmented, for n ≥ 6, by a function of conformally invariant cross ratios. We identify a class of kinematics for which the Wilson loop exhibits exact Regge factorisation and which leave invariant the analytic form of the multi-loop n-edged Wilson loop. In those kinematics, the analytic result for the Wilson loop is the same as in general kinematics, although the computation is remarkably simplified with respect to general kinematics. Using the simplest of those kinematics, we have performed the first analytic computation of the two-loop six-edged Wilson loop in general kinematics.

Keywords

Supersymmetric gauge theory Gauge Symmetry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vittorio Del Duca
    • 1
  • Claude Duhr
    • 2
  • Vladimir A. Smirnov
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali di FrascatiFrascati, RomaItaly
  2. 2.Institute for Particle Physics PhenomenologyUniversity of DurhamDurhamU.K.
  3. 3.Nuclear Physics Institute of Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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