"Constraining effective actions via scattering amplitudes" by Congkao Wen (Caltech)

Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Series: 
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
4-5 PM

Guest Speaker: Congkao Wen (Caltech)

Talk Title: Constraining effective actions via scattering amplitudes

Abstract:

I will discuss how the consistent conditions arising from scattering amplitudes can be utilized for constraining low-energy effective actions. In particular in this talk I will focus on the effective action of N=4 super Yang-Mills theory on the Coulomb branch. The constraints from supersymmetry as well as (broken) conformal symmetry allow us to obtain new non-renormalization theorems. I will also discuss scale invariance v.s. conformal symmetry in this context.

Event Attachments: 
Location: 
PAB 4-330