The S-matrix Bootstrap III: Higher Dimensional Amplitudes

Tuesday, 22 August, 2017

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We consider constraints on the S-matrix of any gapped, Lorentz invariant quantum field theory in 3+1 dimensions due to crossing symmetry, analyticity and unitarity. We extremize cubic couplings, quartic couplings and scattering lengths relevant for the elastic scattering amplitude of two identical scalar particles. In the cases where our results can be compared with the older S-matrix literature they are in excellent agreement. We also extremize a cubic coupling in 2+1 dimensions which we can directly compare to a universal bound for a QFT in AdS. This paper generalizes our previous 1+1 dimensional results of arXiv:1607.06109 and arXiv:1607.06110.


Miguel F. Paulos
Joao Penedones
Jonathan Toledo
Balt C. van Rees
Pedro Vieira