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M-theory beyond the supergravity approximation

Heslop, Paul; Lipstein, Arthur E.

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We analyze the four-point function of stress-tensor multiplets for the 6d quantum field theory with OSp(8∗|4) symmetry which is conjectured to be dual to M-theory on AdS7 × S4, and deduce the leading correction to the tree-level supergravity prediction by obtaining a solution of the crossing equations in the large-N limit with the superconformal partial wave expansion truncated to operators with zero spin. This correction corresponds to the M-theoretic analogue of ℛ4 corrections in string theory. We also find solutions corresponding to higher-spin truncations, but they are subleading compared to the 1-loop supergravity prediction, which has yet to be calculated.


Heslop, P., & Lipstein, A. E. (2018). M-theory beyond the supergravity approximation. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2018(2), Article 4.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 27, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 1, 2018
Publication Date Feb 1, 2018
Deposit Date Feb 7, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 8, 2018
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2018
Issue 2
Article Number 4


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