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Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge Theory and Gravity
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Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Trees: 2. Spinor helicity formalism; 3. On-shell recursion relations at tree-level; 4. Supersymmetry; 5. Symmetries of N = 4 SYM; Part II. Loops: 6. Loop amplitudes and generalized unitarity; 7. BCFW recursion for loops; 8. Leading singularities and on-shell diagrams; Part III. Topics: 9. Grassmannia; 10. Polytopes; 11. Amplitudes beyond four dimensions; 12. Supergravity amplitudes; 13. A colorful duality; 14. Further reading; Appendix; References; Index.

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This book provides a comprehensive, pedagogical introduction to scattering amplitudes in gauge theory and gravity for graduate students.

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Henriette Elvang is Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Michigan. She has worked on various aspects of high energy theoretical physics, including black holes in string theory, scattering amplitudes, and the structure of gauge theories. Yu-tin Huang is Assistant Professor at the National Taiwan University. He is known for his work in the study of scattering amplitudes beyond four dimensions, most notably in 3-dimensional Chern-Simons matter theory.

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'In recent years, a series of surprising insights and new methods have transformed the understanding of gauge and gravitational scattering amplitudes. These advances are important both for practical calculations in particle physics, and for the fundamental structure of relativistic quantum theory. Elvang and Huang have written the first comprehensive text on this subject, and their clear and pedagogical approach will make these new ideas accessible to a wide range of students.' Joseph Polchinski, University of California, Santa Barbara
'This book provides a much-needed text covering modern techniques that have given radical new insights into the structure of quantum field theory. It gathers together a very large body of recent literature and presents it in a coherent style. The book should appeal to the wide body of researchers who wish to use quantum field theory as a tool for describing physical phenomena or who are intending to gain insight by studying its mathematical structure.' Michael B. Green, University of Cambridge
"In recent years, a series of surprising insights and new methods have transformed the understanding of gauge and gravitational scattering amplitudes. These advances are important both for practical calculations in particle physics, and for the fundamental structure of relativistic quantum theory. Elvang and Huang have written the first comprehensive text on this subject, and their clear and pedagogical approach will make these new ideas accessible to a wide range of students." Joseph Polchinski, University of California, Santa Barbara
"This book provides a much-needed text covering modern techniques that have given radical new insights into the structure of quantum field theory. It gathers together a very large body of recent literature and presents it in a coherent style. The book should appeal to the wide body of researchers who wish to use quantum field theory as a tool for describing physical phenomena or who are intending to gain insight by studying its mathematical structure." Michael B. Green, University of Cambridge

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