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Soft theorems for the massless closed string and the hidden conformal symmetry of tree-level amplitudes in pure Einstein gravity
Wednesday 24 October 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Description: I will explain how it is possible to extract the soft behavior of a massless string in the standard world-sheet formulation of string amplitudes. The well-known soft factorization theorems of gravitons can in this picture be explicitly established and allows us additionally to both understand string corrections as well as establish new soft theorems for the dilaton and the Kalb-Ramond B-field. A unified soft theorem for these three massless states will be offered and the extension to multiloops will be shown. Additionally parallels between the soft string-dilaton theorem and the soft theorem of the dilaton of spontaneously broken conformal invariance will be discussed, and a remarkable consequence of the string-dilaton theorem will be shown: That tree-level graviton amplitudes in pure field theory Einstein gravity must be invariant under special conformal transformations.
Location Dipartimento di Fisica, M.S. Angelo 2G26