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Cluster adjacency beyond MHV

Cluster adjacency beyond MHV
Cluster adjacency beyond MHV

We explore further the notion of cluster adjacency, focussing on non-MHV amplitudes. We extend the notion of adjacency to the BCFW decomposition of tree-level amplitudes. Adjacency controls the appearance of poles, both physical and spurious, in individual BCFW terms. We then discuss how this notion of adjacency is connected to the adjacency already observed at the level of symbols of scattering amplitudes which controls the appearance of branch cut singularities. Poles and symbols become intertwined by cluster adjacency and we discuss the relation of this property to the Q¯ -equation which imposes constraints on the derivatives of the transcendental functions appearing in loop amplitudes.

Scattering Amplitudes, Supersymmetric Gauge Theory, Wilson, ’t Hooft and Polyakov loops
1126-6708
1-43
Drummond, James
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Foster, Jack
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Gürdoğan, Ömer
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Drummond, James
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Foster, Jack
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Gürdoğan, Ömer
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Drummond, James, Foster, Jack and Gürdoğan, Ömer (2019) Cluster adjacency beyond MHV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2019 (3), 1-43, [86]. (doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2019)086).

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Abstract

We explore further the notion of cluster adjacency, focussing on non-MHV amplitudes. We extend the notion of adjacency to the BCFW decomposition of tree-level amplitudes. Adjacency controls the appearance of poles, both physical and spurious, in individual BCFW terms. We then discuss how this notion of adjacency is connected to the adjacency already observed at the level of symbols of scattering amplitudes which controls the appearance of branch cut singularities. Poles and symbols become intertwined by cluster adjacency and we discuss the relation of this property to the Q¯ -equation which imposes constraints on the derivatives of the transcendental functions appearing in loop amplitudes.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 February 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 March 2019
Published date: March 2019
Keywords: Scattering Amplitudes, Supersymmetric Gauge Theory, Wilson, ’t Hooft and Polyakov loops

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Local EPrints ID: 429543
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/429543
ISSN: 1126-6708
PURE UUID: 6c90ec5e-dc59-4fb7-8671-284fe6007c5f

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 00:44

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