A twistor string for the ABJ(M) theory

Oluf Tang Engelund, Radu Roiban

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We construct an open string theory whose single-trace part of the tree-level S-matrix reproduces the S-matrix of the ABJ(M) theory with a unitary gauge group. We also demonstrate that the multi-trace part of the string theory tree-level S-matrix - which has no counterpart in the pure \mathcal{N} = 6 super-Chern-Simons theory - is due to conformal supergravity interactions and identify certain Lagrangian interaction terms. Our construction suggests that there exists a higher dimensional theory which can be dimensionally-reduced, in a certain sense, to the ABJ(M) theory. It also suggests a generalization of this theory to product gauge groups with more than two factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number88
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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