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Supersymmetric Yang–Mills Theory as Higher Chern–Simons Theory

Samann, Christian and Wolf, Martin (2017) Supersymmetric Yang–Mills Theory as Higher Chern–Simons Theory Journal of High Energy Physics, 111.

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We observe that the string field theory actions for the topological sigma models describe higher or categorified Chern–Simons theories. These theories yield dynamical equations for connective structures on higher principal bundles. As a special case, we consider holomorphic higher Chern–Simons theory on the ambitwistor space of four-dimensional space-time. In particular, we propose a higher ambitwistor space action functional for maximally supersymmetric Yang–Mills theory.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
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Date : 24 July 2017
Identification Number : 10.1007/JHEP07(2017)111
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 The Author(s). Published by Springer under a Creative Commons 4.0 license.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Chern-Simons Theories Differential and Algebraic Geometry String Field Theory Superspaces
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Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 27 Jul 2017 10:25
Last Modified : 27 Jul 2017 10:30

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