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M5-Brane Amplitudes

Schwarz, John H. (2020) M5-Brane Amplitudes. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 53 (29). Art. No. 291001. ISSN 0305-4470. doi:10.1088/1751-8121/ab92bc.

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The dynamics of a probe M5-brane, embedded as a hypersurface in eleven-dimensional Minkowski spacetime, is described by a six-dimensional world-volume theory. This theory has a variety of interesting symmetries some of which are obscure in the Lagrangian formulation of the theory. However, as summarized in this review, an alternative approach is to construct all of its on-shell tree-level scattering amplitudes. This enables understanding all of the symmetries in a satisfying way. This work is dedicated to the memory of Peter Freund.

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Additional Information:© 2020 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 9 January 2020, revised 3 May 2020; Accepted for publication 13 May 2020; Published 2 July 2020. Special Issue: A Passion for Theoretical Physics: In Memory of Peter G O Freund I wish to acknowledge my collaborators Matthew Heydeman and Congkao Wen for their important contributions to this work. This research has been supported in part by the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at Caltech and by US DOE Grant DE-SC0011632, and some of this work was performed at the Aspen Center for Physics, which is supported by National Science Foundation Grant PHY-1607611.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
Subject Keywords:M5-brane, scattering amplitudes, six dimensions, symplectic Lagrangian, (2, 0) supersymmetry
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Official Citation:John H Schwarz 2020 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 53 291001
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