Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Mathematik

Preprint 2023-02

Rob Klabbers, Michelangelo Preto and István M. Szécsényi


Regge spectroscopy of higher twist states in N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory.


Abstract: We study a family of higher-twist Regge trajectories in N = 4  supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory using the Quantum Spectral Curve. We explore the many-sheeted Riemann surface connecting the different trajectories and show the interplay between the degenerate non-local operators known as horizontal trajectories. We resolve their degeneracy analytically by computing the first non-trivial order of the Regge intercept at weak coupling, which exhibits new behaviour: it depends linearly on the coupling. This is consistent with our numerics, which interpolate all the way to strong coupling.


23 pp.


Preprint series: Institut für Mathematik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ISSN 0863-0976), 2023-02