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Title: Far beyond the planar limit in strongly-coupled $$ \mathcal{N} $$ = 4 SYM
A bstract When the SU( N ) $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 4 super-Yang-Mills (SYM) theory with complexified gauge coupling τ is placed on a round four-sphere and deformed by an $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 2-preserving mass parameter m , its free energy F ( m, τ, $$ \overline{\tau} $$ τ ¯ ) can be computed exactly using supersymmetric localization. In this work, we derive a new exact relation between the fourth derivative $$ {\partial}_m^4F\left(m,\tau, \overline{\tau}\right)\left|{{}_m}_{=0}\right. $$ ∂ m 4 F m τ τ ¯ m = 0 of the sphere free energy and the integrated stress-tensor multiplet four-point function in the $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 4 SYM theory. We then apply this exact relation, along with various other constraints derived in previous work (coming from analytic bootstrap, the mixed derivative $$ {\partial}_{\tau }{\partial}_{\overline{\tau}}{\partial}_m^2F\left(m,\tau, \overline{\tau}\right)\left|{{}_m}_{=0}\right. $$ ∂ τ ∂ τ ¯ ∂ m 2 F m τ τ ¯ m = 0 , and type IIB superstring theory scattering amplitudes) to determine various perturbative terms in the large N and large ’t Hooft coupling λ expansion of the $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 4 SYM correlator at separated points. In particular, we determine the leading large- λ term more » in the $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 4 SYM correlation function at order 1 /N 8 . This is three orders beyond the planar limit. « less
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