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14-18 May 2018
Jefferson Lab - CEBAF Center
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The MHV Lagrangian and hidden Wilson lines

15 May 2018, 14:40
F113 (Jefferson Lab - CEBAF Center)


Jefferson Lab - CEBAF Center


Piotr Kotko (Institute of Nuclear Physics, PAN)


The MHV Lagrangian is the Yang-Mills Lagrangian quantized on the light cone, where the two transverse gluonic degrees of freedom have been canonically transformed to a set of new fields, in which the vertices become a series of the maximally helicity violating (MHV) amplitudes continued off-shell. The usage of the MHV vertices to construct amplitudes is also known as the Cachazo-Svrcek-Witten (CSW) method. After a review of these ideas I will discuss properties of the transformation leading to the MHV Lagrangian, in particular I will argue that the solution to the field transformation has a form of certain Wilson line. I will also discuss some consequences of that fact.

Primary author

Piotr Kotko (Institute of Nuclear Physics, PAN)


Anna Stasto (Pennsylvania State University)

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