Scattering Amplitudes from (super) Wilson Loops


Caron-Huot, S. (2011). Scattering Amplitudes from (super) Wilson Loops. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/11080087


Caron-Huot, Simon. Scattering Amplitudes from (super) Wilson Loops. Perimeter Institute, Aug. 18, 2011, https://pirsa.org/11080087


          @misc{ pirsa_11080087,
            doi = {10.48660/11080087},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/11080087},
            author = {Caron-Huot, Simon},
            keywords = {},
            language = {en},
            title = {Scattering Amplitudes from (super) Wilson Loops},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2011},
            month = {aug},
            note = {PIRSA:11080087 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Simon Caron-Huot McGill University


The S-matrix of N=4 super Yang-Mills in the planar limit enjoys a remarkable duality with non-BPS null polygon Wilson loops in the same theory, but with the role of momenta and position interchanged. I will attempt to explain how such a duality works, by stressing how familiar notions such as factorization limits, unitarity and the loop integrand translate into simple and verifiable statements about Wilson loops. This requires a suitable supersymmetric extension of Wilson loops, which I will describe. I will then discuss recent progress in using the full supersymmetry of the theory on the Wilson loop side to simplify scattering amplitude computations