05.03.2014 (Wednesday)

Flux-tube methods for scattering amplitudes in planar N=4 SYM theory

Regular Seminar Benjamin Basso (ENS Paris)

14:00 IC
room H503

In this talk, I will explain how to compute gluon scattering amplitudes in planar N=4 Super-Yang-Mills theory using the flux tube (OPE) picture. The latter, which builds on the duality with light-like Wilson loops, provides a description of scattering amplitudes in terms of excitations evolving on a two-dimensional background. Exploiting the remarkable integrable structures of this background, one can formulate scattering amplitudes, at any values of the 't Hooft coupling, as an expansion around the multi-collinear (a.k.a. OPE) limit. I shall report on recent progress made in this direction and speculate on its possible application to the study of scattering amplitudes in the multi-Regge kinematics.