ABJM flux-tube and scattering amplitudes

Benjamin Basso, Andrei V. Belitsky

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There is a number of indications that scattering amplitudes in the Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena theory might have a dual description in terms of a holonomy of a supergauge connection on a null polygonal contour in a way analogous to the four-dimensional maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. However, so far its explicit implementations evaded a successful completion. The difficulty is intimately tied to the lack of the T-self-duality of the sigma model on the string side of the gauge/string correspondence. Unscathed by the last misfortune, we initiate with this study an application of the pentagon paradigm to scattering amplitudes of the theory. With the language being democratic and nondiscriminatory to whether one considers a Wilson loop expectation value or an amplitude, the success in the application of the program points towards a possible unified observable on the field theory side. Our present consideration is focused on two-loop perturbation theory in the planar limit, begging for higher loop data in order to bootstrap current analysis to all orders in the ’t Hooft coupling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number116
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Integrable Field Theories
  • Scattering Amplitudes
  • Wilson’t Hooft and Polyakov loops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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