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Twistors in super-Yang-Mills and AdS_5xS5

Grant number: 22/05236-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2022
Effective date (End): March 31, 2026
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal researcher:Nathan Jacob Berkovits
Grantee:Rodrigo Schmidt Pitombo
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/01343-7 - ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research: a regional center for theoretical physics, AP.TEM


The student will use twistors in the context of four-dimensional super-Yang-Mills and AdS5xS5 to simplify the calculation of scattering amplitudes of the superstring in an AdS5xS5 background. Although many calculations have been performed using twistors in super-Yang-Mills theory in four dimensions, almost no calculations have been performed using twistors in an AdS5xS5 background. These calculations will hopefully be useful for proving the Maldacena conjecture in the limit of small AdS radius. (AU)

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