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Scattering Amplitudes and Wilson Loops in Twistor Space

  • Mathew Richard Bullimore

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Mathew Richard Bullimore
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  3. Mathew Richard Bullimore
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  4. Mathew Richard Bullimore
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  5. Mathew Richard Bullimore
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  7. Mathew Richard Bullimore
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About this book

Introduction

Scattering amplitudes are fundamental and rich observables in quantum field theory. Based on the observation that, for massless particles of spin-one or more, scattering amplitudes are much simpler than expected from traditional Feynman diagram techniques, the broad aim of this work is to understand and exploit this hidden structure. It uses methods from twistor theory to provide new insights into the correspondence between scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory and null polygonal Wilson loops. By additionally exploiting the symmetries of the problem, the author succeeds in developing new ways of computing scattering amplitudes.

Keywords

Computation of Scattering Amplitudes Holomorphic Linking Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory Twistor Theory Wilson Loops

Authors and affiliations

  • Mathew Richard Bullimore
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00909-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00908-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00909-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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