Perturbative spacetimes from Yang-Mills theory

Andrés Luna, Ricardo Monteiro, Isobel Nicholson, Alexander Ochirov, Donal O'Connell, Niclas Westerberg, Chris D. White

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The double copy relates scattering amplitudes in gauge and gravity theories. In this paper, we expand the scope of the double copy to construct spacetime metrics through a systematic perturbative expansion. The perturbative procedure is based on direct calculation in Yang-Mills theory, followed by squaring the numerator of certain perturbative diagrams as specified by the double-copy algorithm. The simplest spherically symmetric, stationary spacetime from the point of view of this procedure is a particular member of the Janis-Newman-Winicour family of naked singularities. Our work paves the way for applications of the double copy to physically interesting problems such as perturbative black-hole scattering.
Original languageEnglish
Article number69
Number of pages26
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2017


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