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|Friday, May 17|
High Energy Theory Seminar - Radu Roiban, Penn State - On the one-loop S matrix of certain reduced supersymmetry supergravity theories
We construct all supergravity theories that can be obtained through factorized projections of N = 8 supergravity, exposing their double-copy structure, and calculate their one-loop four-point scattering amplitudes. We derive representations of gluon amplitudes in N=1 and N=2 theories obeying color/kinematics duality and discuss their properties vis a vis those of N=4 super-Yang-Mills amplitudes and highlight the contribution to supergravity amplitudes of terms that integrate to zero.
We also discuss a large (but not exhaustive) set of projections leading to theories with no obvious double-copy structure and observe a unified structure in both matter and gravity amplitudes. For N=4 supergravity with and without further matter vector multiplets we discuss the anomaly of a U(1) subgroup of the duality group, construct the anomalous part of the one-loop effective action and identify the reflection of the anomaly in the supergravity S-matrix. A similar anomalous symmetry exists for N<4 supergravities as well.
PCTS Seminar Room · 1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.