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Scattering amplitudes in Lifshitz spacetime

Andrade, T.; Ross, Simon F.; Lei, Y.

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T. Andrade

Y. Lei


We consider the calculation of scattering amplitudes in field theories dual to Lifshitz spacetimes. These amplitudes provide an interesting probe of the IR structure of the field theory; our aim is to use them to explore the observable consequences of the singularity in the spacetime. We assume the amplitudes can be related by T-duality to a Wilson loop, as in the AdS case, and determine the bulk minimal surfaces for the simplest cusp Wilson loop. We use this to determine the leading IR singularity in the amplitude. We find there is a stronger IR singularity for z > 1 than for z = 1, with a coefficient that vanishes as z → 1.


Andrade, T., Ross, S. F., & Lei, Y. (2014). Scattering amplitudes in Lifshitz spacetime. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 31(21), Article 215002.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 7, 2014
Deposit Date Oct 17, 2014
Publicly Available Date Oct 17, 2014
Journal Classical and Quantum Gravity
Print ISSN 0264-9381
Electronic ISSN 1361-6382
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 21
Article Number 215002
Keywords Holography, Lifshitz, Amplitudes.


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