CMSA Combinatorics, Physics and Probability Seminar: BCFW recursion relations and non-planar positive geometry
Jaroslav Trnka - UC Davis, Department of Physics and Astronomy
There is a close connection between the scattering amplitudes in planar N=4 SYM theory and the cells in the positive Grassmannian. In the context of BCFW recursion relations the tree-level S-matrix is represented as a sum of planar on-shell diagrams (aka plabic graphs) and associated with logarithmic forms on the Grassmannian cells of certain dimensionality. In this talk, we explore non-adjacent BCFW shifts which naturally lead to non-planar on-shell diagrams and new interesting subspaces inside the real Grassmannian.
in person – CMSA, 20 Garden St, Room G10
via Zoom – register at: CMSA Combinatorics, Physics and Probability Seminar