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Genus-one string amplitudes from conformal field theory

Alday, Luis F. and Bissi, Agnese and Perlmutter, Eric (2019) Genus-one string amplitudes from conformal field theory. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2019 (6). Art. No. 10. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1007/JHEP06(2019)010.

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We explore and exploit the relation between non-planar correlators in N = 4 super-Yang-Mills, and higher-genus closed string amplitudes in type IIB string theory. By conformal field theory techniques we construct the genus-one, four-point string amplitude in AdS_5 × S^5 in the low-energy expansion, dual to an N = 4 super-Yang-Mills correlator in the ’t Hooft limit at order 1/c^2 in a strong coupling expansion. In the flat space limit, this maps onto the genus-one, four-point scattering amplitude for type II closed strings in ten dimensions. Using this approach we reproduce several results obtained via string perturbation theory. We also demonstrate a novel mechanism to fix subleading terms in the flat space limit of AdS amplitudes by using string/M-theory.

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Additional Information:© 2018 The Authors. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Received: March 6, 2019; Accepted: May 27, 2019; Published: June 5, 2019. AB is supported in part by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation under grant KAW 2016.0129. EP is supported by Simons Foundation grant 488657, and by the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics. LFA and EP thank the Simons Workshop on Analytic Approaches to the Bootstrap for hospitality.
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Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationKAW 2016.0129
Simons Foundation488657
Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, CaltechUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:AdS-CFT Correspondence; Conformal Field Theory; Gauge-gravity correspondence; Supersymmetric Gauge Theory
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:Alday, L.F., Bissi, A. & Perlmutter, E. J. High Energ. Phys. (2019) 2019: 10.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Jun 2019 18:57
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