A bstract We compute 1 /λ corrections to the fourpoint functions of halfBPS operators in SU( N ) $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 4 superYangMills theory at large N and large ’t Hooft coupling λ = $$ {g}_{\mathrm{YM}}^2N $$ g YM 2 N using two methods. Firstly, we relate integrals of these correlators to derivatives of the mass deformed S 4 free energy, which was computed at leading order in large N and to all orders in 1 /λ using supersymmetric localization. Secondly, we use AdS/CFT to relate these 1 /λ corrections to higher derivative corrections to supergravity for scattering amplitudes of KaluzaKlein scalars in IIB string theory on AdS 5 × S 5 , which in the flat space limit are known from worldsheet calculations. These two methods match at the order corresponding to the tree level R 4 interaction in string theory, which provides a precise check of AdS/CFT beyond supergravity, and allow us to derive the holographic correlators to tree level D 4 R 4 order. Combined with constraints from [1], our results can be used to derive CFT data to oneloop D 4 R 4 order. Finally, we use AdS/CFT to fix these correlators in themore »
Crossing bridges with strong Szegő limit theorem
A bstract We develop a new technique for computing a class of fourpoint correlation functions of heavy halfBPS operators in planar $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 4 SYM theory which admit factorization into a product of two octagon form factors with an arbitrary bridge length. We show that the octagon can be expressed as the Fredholm determinant of the integrable Bessel operator and demonstrate that this representation is very efficient in finding the octagons both at weak and strong coupling. At weak coupling, in the limit when the four halfBPS operators become null separated in a sequential manner, the octagon obeys the Toda lattice equations and can be found in a closed form. At strong coupling, we exploit the strong Szegő limit theorem to derive the leading asymptotic behavior of the octagon and, then, apply the method of differential equations to determine the remaining subleading terms of the strong coupling expansion to any order in the inverse coupling. To achieve this goal, we generalize results available in the literature for the asymptotic behavior of the determinant of the Bessel operator. As a byproduct of our analysis, we formulate a SzegőAkhiezerKac formula for the determinant of the Bessel operator with a more »
 Award ID(s):
 1713125
 Publication Date:
 NSFPAR ID:
 10300850
 Journal Name:
 Journal of High Energy Physics
 Volume:
 2021
 Issue:
 4
 ISSN:
 10298479
 Sponsoring Org:
 National Science Foundation
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