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S-Matrix Bootstrap with Linear Spectrum

We work out constraints imposed by channel duality and analyticity on tree-level amplitudes of four identical real scalars, with the assumptions of a linear spectrum of exchanged particles and Regge asymptotic behaviour. We reduce the requirement of channel duality to a countably infinite set of equations in the general case. We show that channel duality uniquely fixes the soft Regge behaviour of the amplitudes to that found in String theory, (-s)^(2t). Specialising to the case of tachyonic external particles, we use channel duality to show that the amplitude can be any one in an infinite-dimensional parameter space, and present evidence that unitarity doesn't significantly reduce the dimension of the space of amplitudes.
This talk is based on 1707.08135 by Pranjal Nayak, Rohan R. Poojary and RMS.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:00
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