Two-point stress-tensor correlator in N=1, (2+1)-dimensional super Yang-Mills theory

J. R. Hiller

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Recent advances in string theory have highlighted the need for reliable numerical methods to calculate correlators at strong coupling in supersymmetric theories. We present a calculation of the correlator (0+ (r)r++(0)|0) in A/= 1 super Yang-Mills theory in 2+1 dimensions. The numerical method we use is supersymmetric discrete light-cone quantization, which preserves the supersymmetry at every order of the approximation and treats fermions and bosons on the same footing. This calculation is done at large Nc. For small and intermediate r the correlator converges rapidly for all couplings. At small r the correlator behaves like I//-6, as expected from conformai field theory. At large r the correlator is dominated by the BPS states of the theory. There is, however, a critical value of the coupling where the large-/- correlator goes to zero, suggesting that the large-r correlator can only be trusted to some finite coupling which depends on the transverse resolution. We find that this critical coupling grows linearly with the square root of the transverse momentum resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105017
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2001


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