Spontaneously broken Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravities as double copies

Marco Chiodaroli, Murat Günaydin, Henrik Johansson, Radu Roiban

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Abstract

Color/kinematics duality and the double-copy construction have proved to be systematic tools for gaining new insight into gravitational theories. Extending our earlier work, in this paper we introduce new double-copy constructions for large classes of spontaneously-broken Yang-Mills-Einstein theories with adjoint Higgs fields. One gauge-theory copy entering the construction is a spontaneously-broken (super-)Yang-Mills theory, while the other copy is a bosonic Yang-Mills-scalar theory with trilinear scalar interactions that display an explicitly-broken global symmetry. We show that the kinematic numerators of these gauge theories can be made to obey color/kinematics duality by exhibiting particular additional Lie-algebraic relations. We discuss in detail explicit examples with N= 2 supersymmetry, focusing on Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravity theories belonging to the generic Jordan family in four and five dimensions, and identify the map between the supergravity and double-copy fields and parameters. We also briefly discuss the application of our results to N= 4 supergravity theories. The constructions are illustrated by explicit examples of tree-level and one-loop scattering amplitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number64
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2017
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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