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HEP/Astro Seminar -- Wednesday, 14 March 2001

Two-point stress-tensor correlator in N=1 SYM(2+1)

Uwe Trittmann (OSU)


Recent advances in string theory have highlighted the need for reliable numerical methods to calculate correlators at strong coupling in supersymmetric theories. We present a calculation of the correlator ⟨0|T++(r)T++(0)|0⟩ in N=1 SYM theory in 2+1 dimensions. The numerical method we use is supersymmetric discrete light-cone quantization (SDLCQ), which preserves the supersymmetry at every order of the approximation and treats fermions and bosons on the same footing. This calculation is done at large Nc. For small and intermediate r the correlator converges rapidly for all couplings. At small r the correlator behaves like 1/r6, as expected from conformal field theory. At large r the correlator is dominated by the BPS states of the theory. There is, however, a critical value of the coupling where the large-r correlator goes to zero, suggesting that the large-r correlator can only be trusted to some finite coupling which depends on the transverse resolution. We find that this critical coupling grows linearly with the square root of the transverse momentum resolution.


J. R. Hiller, S. Pinsky and U. Trittmann, ``Two-point stress-tensor correlator in N=1 SYM(2+1),'' hep-th/0101120.

15:30, Smith Lab 4079

George T. Fleming ( gfleming@mps.ohio-state.edu ), last updated 06 March 2001.

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