TVI/TMP-TF1: Introduction to Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge Theories – Overview
About the lecture
Time and placeTuesday 10:00 - 12:00 c.t. in A348
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 c.t. in A348
In this course modern developments and techniques for scattering amplitudes in gauge theories will be discussed. The main topics will be tree- and loop-level amplitudes in massless (non supersymmetric and maximally supersymmetric) gauge theories.
The material covered will include
- spinor helicity formalism
- on-shell recursion relations
- generalized unitarity method
- N=4 SYM on-shell superspace and superamplitudes
- Wilson loop/scattering amplitude duality
- (super)conformal and dual (super)conformal symmetries.
- Johannes M. Henn, Jan C. Plefka. Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge Theories, Lecture Notes in Physics 883 (2014), Springer
- Henriette Elvang, Yu-tin Huang. Scattering Amplitudes, arXiv:1308.1697 [hep-th]
- Mark Srednicki. Quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press.
- Lance J. Dixon. A brief introduction to modern amplitude methods, arXiv:1310.5353 [hep-ph] & Calculating scattering amplitudes efficiently, TASI lectures, hep-ph/9601359
- James Drummond. Hidden Simplicity of Gauge Theory Amplitudes, arXiv:1010.2418 [hep-th]
In order to attend the exam, at least 50% of homework problems has to be solved in reasonable quality.