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Regge trajectories for the (2,0) theories

Lemos, Madalena and van Rees, Balt C. and Zhao, Xiang (2022) 'Regge trajectories for the (2,0) theories.', Journal of High Energy Physics, 2022 . 022.


We investigate the structure of conformal Regge trajectories for the maximally supersymmetric (2, 0) theories in six dimensions. The different conformal multiplets in a single superconformal multiplet must all have similarly-shaped Regge trajectories. We show that these super-descendant trajectories interact in interesting ways, leading to new constraints on their shape. For the four-point function of the stress tensor multiplet supersymmetry also softens the Regge behavior in some channels, and consequently we observe that ‘analyticity in spin’ holds for all spins greater than −3. All the physical operators in this correlator therefore lie on Regge trajectories and we describe an iterative scheme where the Lorentzian inversion formula can be used to bootstrap the four-point function. Some numerical experiments yield promising results, with OPE data approaching the numerical bootstrap results for all theories with rank greater than one.

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Date accepted:15 December 2021
Date deposited:21 December 2021
Date of first online publication:07 January 2022
Date first made open access:10 January 2022

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