June 28, 2010 to July 2, 2010
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Perturbative quantum gravity from gauge theory

Jul 1, 2010, 10:00 AM
Oskar Klein lecture hall (Nordita)

Oskar Klein lecture hall



Henrik Johansson (Saclay)


In recent years it has become clear that gauge theory and gravity amplitudes exhibit remarkable simplicity and beautiful structures. Here I will discuss one such structure: a duality between color and kinematics in gauge theory amplitudes. The duality implies nontrivial relations between color-ordered partial tree amplitudes. Remarkably the duality dictates the construction of gravity amplitudes as a double copy of gauge theory kinematic factors, clarifying the Kawai-Lewellen-Tye relations of open and closed strings. Originally considered as a classical (tree-level) duality, here I will present evidence that the duality is valid at the quantum level as well.

Primary author

Henrik Johansson (Saclay)

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