Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2019:277 | Cite as

Asymptotic symmetries in (d + 2)-dimensional gauge theories

  • Temple HeEmail author
  • Prahar Mitra
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We show that the subleading soft photon theorem in a (d + 2)-dimensional massless abelian gauge theory gives rise to a Ward identity corresponding to divergent large gauge transformations acting on the celestial sphere at null infinity. We further generalize our analysis to (d + 2)-dimensional non-abelian gauge theories and show that the leading and subleading soft gluon theorem give rise to Ward identities corresponding to asymptotic symmetries of the theory.


Field Theories in Higher Dimensions Gauge Symmetry Scattering Amplitudes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Quantum Mathematics and Phy8ics (QMAP) Department of Phy8icsDavisU.S.A.
  2. 2.School of Natural SciencesInstitute for Advanced StudyPrincetonU.S.A.

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