Apr 13 – 15, 2015
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

The hidden simplicity of scattering amplitudes (and of hydrogen)

Apr 14, 2015, 12:15 PM
45m
Aud A

Aud A

Speaker

Mr Simon Caron-Huot (Niels Bohr International Academy)

Description

Physical systems with unexpected, or 'hidden’, symmetries have often played a role in physics. I will argue that the symmetry responsible for the degeneracies of the hydrogen spectrum extends to a unique relativistic quantum field theory - a maximally supersymmetric (`N=4') cousin of the strong-interaction Yang-Mills theory. I will discuss how this is enabling its solution, and what this teaches us more generally about other theories

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