CMSA Mathematical Physics Seminar: Wilson loops as matrix product states


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September 28, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Shota Komatsu - CERN

In this talk, I will discuss a reformulation of the Wilson loop in large N gauge theories in terms of matrix product states. The construction is motivated by the analysis of supersymmetric Wilson loops in the maximally super Yang--Mills theory in four dimensions, but can be applied to any other large N gauge theories and matrix models, although less effective. For the maximally super Yang--Mills theory, one can further perform the computation exactly as a function of 't Hooft coupling by combining our formulation with the relation to integrable spin chains.