Spacetime and flux tube S-matrices at finite coupling for n=4 supersymmetric yang-mills theory

Benjamin Basso*, Amit Sever, Pedro Vieira

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Abstract

We propose a nonperturbative formulation of planar scattering amplitudes in N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, or, equivalently, polygonal Wilson loops. The construction is based on the operator product expansion approach and introduces a new decomposition of the Wilson loop in terms of fundamental building blocks named pentagon transitions. These transitions satisfy a simple relation to the worldsheet S matrix on top of the so-called Gubser-Klebanov- Polyakov vacuum which allows us to bootstrap them at any value of the coupling. In this Letter we present a subsector of the full solution which we call the gluonic part. We match our results with both weak and strong coupling data available in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number091602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume111
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

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