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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2011, Article ID 190587, 39 pages
Review Article

Applications of Subleading-Color Amplitudes in N=4 SYM Theory

1Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA
2Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), R. Dr. Bento T. Ferraz 271, Bl. II, 01140-070 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
3Theoretical Physics Group, Martin A. Fisher School of Physics, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA

Received 14 June 2011; Accepted 9 October 2011

Academic Editor: Anastasios Petkou

Copyright © 2011 Stephen G. Naculich et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A number of features and applications of subleading-color amplitudes of N=4 SYM theory are reviewed. Particular attention is given to the IR divergences of the subleading-color amplitudes, the relationships of N=4 SYM theory to N=8 supergravity, and to geometric interpretations of one-loop subleading-color and NkMHV amplitudes of N=4 SYM theory.