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Symmetric Wilson Loops beyond leading order

Xinyi Chen-Lin

SciPost Phys. 1, 013 (2016) · published 21 December 2016


We study the circular Wilson loop in the symmetric representation of U(N) in $\mathcal{N} = 4$ super-Yang-Mills (SYM). In the large N limit, we computed the exponentially-suppressed corrections for strong coupling, which suggests non-perturbative physics in the dual holographic theory. We also computed the next-to-leading order term in 1/N, and the result matches with the exact result from the k-fundamental representation.

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Holography Large N limit N=4 super Yang-Mills (SYM) Wilson loops

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