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Radiation and the classical double copy for color charges

Goldberger, Walter D. and Ridgway, Alexander K. (2017) Radiation and the classical double copy for color charges. Physical Review D, 95 (12). Art. No. 125010. ISSN 2470-0010.

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We construct perturbative classical solutions of the Yang-Mills equations coupled to dynamical point particles carrying color charge. By applying a set of color to kinematics replacement rules first introduced by Bern, Carrasco and Johansson, these are shown to generate solutions of d-dimensional dilaton gravity, which we also explicitly construct. Agreement between the gravity result and the gauge theory double copy implies a correspondence between non-Abelian particles and gravitating sources with dilaton charge. When the color sources are highly relativistic, dilaton exchange decouples, and the solutions we obtain match those of pure gravity. We comment on possible implications of our findings to the calculation of gravitational waveforms in astrophysical black hole collisions, directly from computationally simpler gluon radiation in Yang-Mills theory.

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Additional Information:© 2017 American Physical Society. Received 12 December 2016. Published 30 June 2017. W. G. thanks Witek Skiba for insightful comments. We thank Mark Wise and Chad Galley for useful discussions. This research was partially supported by Department of Energy Awards No. DE-FG02-92ER-40704 (W. G.) and No. DE-SC0011632 (A. K. R.), and by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through Grant No. 776 to the Caltech Moore Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics (A. K. R.).
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-92ER-40704
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation776
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Official Citation:Radiation and the classical double copy for color charges Walter D. Goldberger and Alexander K. Ridgway Phys. Rev. D 95, 125010 (2017) – Published 30 June 2017
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