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Towards the Virasoro-Shapiro amplitude in AdS5×S5

Abl, Theresa; Heslop, Paul; Lipstein, Arthur E.

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Theresa Abl


We propose a systematic procedure for obtaining all single trace 1/2-BPS correlators in N = 4 super Yang-Mills corresponding to the four-point tree-level amplitude for type IIB string theory in AdS5 × S5. The underlying idea is to compute generalised contact Witten diagrams coming from a 10d effective field theory on AdS5 × S5 whose coefficients are fixed by the flat space Virasoro-Shapiro amplitude up to ambiguities related to commutators of the 10d covariant derivatives which require additional information such as localisation. We illustrate this procedure by computing stringy corrections to the supergravity prediction for all single trace 1/2-BPS correlators up to O(α′7), and spell out a general algorithm for extending this to any order in α′.


Abl, T., Heslop, P., & Lipstein, A. E. (2021). Towards the Virasoro-Shapiro amplitude in AdS5×S5. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021(4), Article 237.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 29, 2021
Online Publication Date Apr 26, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date May 5, 2021
Publicly Available Date May 6, 2021
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2021
Issue 4
Article Number 237


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Open Access . This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

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