28.10.2015 (Wednesday)

Ambitwistor strings and the scattering equations at one loop

Regular Seminar Lionel Mason (Oxford University)

13:15 KCL
room S0.13

Ambitwistor strings are holomorphic string theories whose target space is the space of complex null geoedesics in complexified space-times. I will explain how these theories explain the origin of the scattering equations in twistor strings and the CHY formulae in arbitrary dimensions and provide a reformulation of standard gauge, gravity and other theories in a holomorphic infinite tension analogue of conventional string theories. I will show how these results extend to 1-loop both on a torus and on a nodal Riemann sphere, and perhaps to higher loops.