The ambitwistor string of Mason and Skinner has been very successful in describing field theory amplitudes, at both loop and tree-level for a variety of theories. But the original action given by Mason and Skinner is already partially gauge-fixed, which obscures some issues related to modular invariance and the connection to conventional string theories. In this talk I will argue that the Null string is the ungauge-fixed version of the Ambitwistor string. This clarifies the geometry of the original Ambitwistor string and gives a road map to understanding modular invariance, and gives new formulas for loop amplitudes in which we expect that UV divergences will be easier to analyse.
- String Theory Seminar