New Directions in Conventional and Ambitwistor String Theories

New Directions in Conventional and Ambitwistor String Theories

 

 

Wednesday Apr 18, 2018
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The study of scattering amplitudes in field theory connects a wide range of problems, from the mathematics of string perturbation theory to computations related to gravitational waves. I will discuss a couple of topics that keep scattering amplitudes researchers busy, and that motivate an ongoing workshop at PI. First, I will give an overview of recent progress in describing interactions in particle theories in terms of "ambitwistor strings", a new type of field theory model inspired by string theory.

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