Descent Equation for superloop and cyclicity of OPE

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We study the so-called Descent, or Q¯, Equation for the null polygonal supersymmetric Wilson loop in the framework of the pentagon operator product expansion. To properly address this problem, one requires to restore the cyclicity of the loop broken by the choice of OPE channels. In the course of the study, we unravel a phenomenon of twist enhancement when passing to a cyclically shifted channel. Currently, we focus on the consistency of the all-order Descent Equation for the particular case relating the NMHV heptagon to MHV hexagon. We find that the equation establishes a relation between contributions of different twists and successfully verify it in perturbation theory making use of available bootstrap predictions for elementary pentagons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-833
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Physics B
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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