One-Loop Soft Theorems via Hidden Symmetries
- Event time: 2:00pm
- Event date: 10th March 2016
- Speaker: Edward Hughes (Queen Mary University, London)
- Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Controlling infrared divergences in QFT cross-sections has been an important phenomenological problem for many decades. Recently, there has been renewed theoretical interest, with the observation that soft theorems emerge as the Ward identities of asymptotic symmetries, at least at tree level. I shall discuss recent work probing the one-loop corrections to subleading soft theorems in the context of N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory. In particular, I shall outline how hidden symmetries may be used to constrain the form of such corrections. Further, I shall present computations which determine the corrections precisely, revealing them to have a surprisingly simple form. These results may find fruitful application in QCD resummation and the development of holographic theories. I shall conclude by sketching generalisations to gravity amplitudes using the double copy relation, including some unpublished work.
The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..