16.01.2020 (Thursday)

Exact structure constants of determinant operators

Regular Seminar Edoardo Vescovi (Imperial College London)

14:00 QMW
room G O Jones 610

In this talk, based on [1906.07733] and [1907.11242] with Y. Jiang and S. Komatsu, we derive the first non-perturbative result for the structure constant of two determinant operators and a non-BPS single-trace operator of finite length in planar N=4 SYM. First, we introduce an effective theory for such correlators at zero coupling. The form of the result supports the interpretation of the three-point function as an overlap between an integrable boundary state, which we determine using symmetry and integrability, and the state describing the single-trace operator. Second, we use thermodynamic Bethe ansatz to derive a non-perturbative expression for such overlap. Finally, we discuss applications that could be addressed with these methods.