Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2011:11 | Cite as

Pulling the straps of polygons

  • Davide Gaiotto
  • Juan Maldacena
  • Amit Sever
  • Pedro Vieira


Using the Operator Product Expansion for Wilson loops we derive a simple formula giving the discontinuities of the two loop result in terms of the one loop answer. We also argue that the knowledge of these discontinuities should be enough to fix the full two loop answer, for a general number of sides. We work this out explicitly for the case of the hexagon and rederive the known result.


Supersymmetric gauge theory Integrable Field Theories AdS-CFT Correspondence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Gaiotto
    • 1
  • Juan Maldacena
    • 1
  • Amit Sever
    • 2
  • Pedro Vieira
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Perimeter Institute for Theoretical PhysicsWaterlooCanada

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