Past Relativity Seminar

21 June 2011
12:00
Dr Gang Yang
Abstract
There have been significant progress in the calculation of scattering amplitudes in N=4 SYM. In this talk I will consider `form factors', which are defined not only with on-shell asymptotic states but also with one off-shell operator inserted. Such quantities are in some sense the hybrid of on-shell quantities (such as scattering amplitudes) and off-shell quantities (such as correlation functions). We will see that form factors inherit many nice properties of scattering amplitudes, in particular we will consider their supersymmetrization and the dual picture.
10 May 2011
12:00
Dr Rutger Boels
Abstract
<p>In field theory simple forms of certain scattering amplitudes in four dimensional theories with massless particles are known. This has been shown to be closely related to underlying (super)symmetries and has been a source of inspiration for much development in the last years. Away from four dimensions much less is known with some concrete development only in six dimensions. I will show how to construct promising on-shell superspaces in eight and ten dimensions which permit suggestively simple forms of supersymmetric four point scattering amplitudes with massless particles. Supersymmetric on-shell recursion relations which allow one to compute in principle any amplitude are constructed, as well as the three point `seed' amplitudes to make these work. In the three point case I will also present some classes of supersymmetric amplitudes with a massive particle for the type IIB superstring in a flat background.</p>

Pages