Springer Theses

Scattering Amplitudes and Wilson Loops in Twistor Space

Authors: Bullimore, Mathew Richard

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Oxford, UK
  • A coherent presentation of new developments in the twistor theory approach to scattering amplitudes, not available elsewhere in the literature
  • Includes a clear introduction to the necessary mathematical background with references for further reading
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Scattering amplitudes are fundamental and rich observables in quantum field theory. Based on the observation that, for massless particles of spin-one or more, scattering amplitudes are much simpler than expected from traditional Feynman diagram techniques, the broad aim of this work is to understand and exploit this hidden structure. It uses methods from twistor theory to provide new insights into the correspondence between scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory and null polygonal Wilson loops. By additionally exploiting the symmetries of the problem, the author succeeds in developing new ways of computing scattering amplitudes.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scattering Amplitudes and Wilson Loops in Twistor Space
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00909-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00909-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00908-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34618-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 118
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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