Title: More on correlators and contact terms in N=4 SYM at order g(4)
Authors: Penati, S ×
Santambrogio, Alberto F.
Zanon, D #
Issue Date: Jan-2001
Series Title: Nuclear Physics B vol:593 issue:3 pages:651-670
Abstract: We compute two-point functions of chiral operators Tr Phi (k) for any k, in N = 4 supersymmetric SU(N) Yang-Mills theory. We find that up to the order g(4) the perturbative corrections to the correlators vanish for all N. The cancellation occurs in a highly non trivial way, due to a complicated interplay between planar and non planar diagrams. In complete generality we show that this same result is valid for any simple gauge group. Contact term contributions signal the presence of ultraviolet divergences. They are arbitrary at the tree level, but the absence of perturbative renormalization in the non singular part of the correlators allows to compute them unambiguously at higher orders. In the spirit of the AdS/CFT correspondence we comment on their relation to infrared singularities in the supergravity sector. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights: reserved
ISSN: 0550-3213
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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