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Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge Theories

  • First monographical text on this fundamental topic

  • Course-tested, pedagogical and self-contained exposition

  • Includes exercises and solutions

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Physics (LNP, volume 883)

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction and Basics

    • Johannes M. Henn, Jan C. Plefka
    Pages 1-33
  3. Tree-Level Techniques

    • Johannes M. Henn, Jan C. Plefka
    Pages 35-80
  4. Loop-Level Structure

    • Johannes M. Henn, Jan C. Plefka
    Pages 81-145
  5. Advanced Topics

    • Johannes M. Henn, Jan C. Plefka
    Pages 147-169
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 171-195

About this book

At the fundamental level, the interactions of elementary particles are described by quantum gauge field theory. The quantitative implications of these interactions are captured by scattering amplitudes, traditionally computed using Feynman diagrams. In the past decade tremendous progress has been made in our understanding of and computational abilities with regard to scattering amplitudes in gauge theories, going beyond the traditional textbook approach. These advances build upon on-shell methods that focus on the analytic structure of the amplitudes, as well as on their recently discovered hidden symmetries. In fact, when expressed in suitable variables the amplitudes are much simpler than anticipated and hidden patterns emerge.

 

These modern methods are of increasing importance in phenomenological applications arising from the need for high-precision predictions for the experiments carried out at the Large Hadron Collider, as well as in foundational mathematical physics studies on the S-matrix in quantum field theory.

 

Bridging the gap between introductory courses on quantum field theory and state-of-the-art research, these concise yet self-contained and course-tested lecture notes are well-suited for a one-semester graduate level course or as a self-study guide for anyone interested in fundamental aspects of quantum field theory and its applications.

The numerous exercises and solutions included will help readers to embrace and apply the

material presented in the main text.

Keywords

  • Colour-ordered Feynman rules
  • Dual superconformal symmetries
  • Gauge field theories
  • Gauge theories text
  • N=4 Super Yang-Mills theory
  • Scattering amplitudes and Superamplitudes
  • Wilson loops
  • dual superconformal invariance

Reviews

“Aimed at the advanced graduate student or a practitioner of high energy theory interested in the subject, the book begins with a review of non-abelian gauge theory and its conventional Feynman methods before immediately delving into on-shell recursion relations of BCFW (Britto-Cachazo-Feng-Witten) and factorization properties. … Of particular usefulness to the student are the exercises and an entire appendix dedicated to their detailed solutions.” (Yang-Hui He, zbMATH 1315.81005, 2015)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Math.-Naturw. Fakultät I, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Johannes M. Henn, Jan C. Plefka

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eBook USD 44.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-642-54022-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 59.99
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